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Cocoa and Rose, Perth

Cocoa and Rose Outside Cocoa and RoseWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/Cocoa-Rose

Cocoa and Rose is a small quaint cafe located on Hay Street towards the East Perth end where Tiffin Room once stood. I had been recommended to check out the lunch at Tiffin Room for the longest time but did not get a chance until recently. By the time I visited though, it had been replaced by Cocoa and Rose. Nevertheless I went in for a quick lunch.

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DuoTone, East Perth

DuoTone smoothiesWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/duotoneAU/

I first heard of DuoTone, located on Hay Street towards the East Perth end from my sister’s friend who tagged me in one of their Instagram photo (thank you! love all the tags, keep them coming 🙂). The cafe looked modern and chic in the photo and my first thought was, “We never get this kind of cafe down that end of East Perth!” I was most excited! More so when I spied the DuoTone smoothies on sale (picture on the left). They look so special and interesting don’t they!

Attractive to the eye with such vibrant colors, they come in yellow, green and red, and are made up of various nutritious ingredients as below…they even have a unique name each!

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****City of Perth – Eat Drink Perth 2015****

EatDrinkPerthMarch 2015 marks the start of Perth’s annual food and beverage festival – Eat Drink Perth (EDP)!

I am so excited to be selected once again as one of the official bloggers for this event.  I had a blast last year attending and exploring all that the City of Perth had organised in conjunction with the various venues and businesses around the CBD, Northbridge, East and West Perth.

This year will be even bigger and better, with EDP 2015 running for 5 weeks (instead of 4) from 18 March – 24 April, the first ever Night Noodle Market to be held in Perth and the visitation of special guest celebrity chefs, Adriano Zumbo (need I introduce him?), Matt Stone (multi-awarded WA sustainable dining chef) and Shaun Presland (Executive Chef of Sake – Modern Japanese).  Wow! It’s going to be a full on 5 weeks of culinary fun and adventure!

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****Public House 1st Birthday Party****

Website: www.publichouseperth.com.au/

Happy happy 1st Birthday! The PFEs were invited to Public House’s 1st birthday party a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome fun! We were taken on a “trip” through South America and stamped our way across Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru, sampling a bite and beverage exclusive to each country. At the end we get to vote on which country we liked best. So buckle up and let the journey begins!Public House - the Bar

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Public House Kitchen & Bar, East Perth

Website: http://www.publichouseperth.com.au/

The Public House Kitchen & Bar is a newly opened restaurant and bar located on Adelaide Terrace in East Perth, right below the building where I work. We had been longing for a nice restaurant to jazz up this part of the city and it certainly came true with the opening of Public House! With live entertainment on a Friday evening, it is a perfect place for after work drinks as well!

On this occasion, my colleagues and I headed there for lunch, excited to try something new! The Public House draws its influence from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to create a South American experience for its patrons, a cuisine that I don’t get to try often hence the anticipation.

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****Chronicles of the Long Mac – City of Perth Coffee Shops****

Today marks the first day of the Eat Drink Perth Festival! Yay! As part of the festival this month, I plan to randomly visit various coffee shops in the City of Perth, mainly the ones near my workplace to sample my favorite coffee drink – the Long Macchiato. My other ulterior motive is that I have joined a health program at work which requires us to exercise daily and walking to get my coffee is a sure way to accumulate exercise minutes 🙂

I’ll be using my beloved Miu Miu wallet as a coffee cup measurement, its appearance will be frequent in this post 🙂 My order will be a small Long Mac (8oz) with skim milk, topped up for consistency. I am by no way a coffee expert, comments are just my personal opinion and preference. I will add to this post as the month progresses, it will be fun 🙂

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****City of Perth – Eat Drink Perth 2014****

EatdrinkperthWebsite: http://eatdrinkperth.visitperthcity.com/

April 2014 marks the start of the City of Perth – Eat Drink Perth Festival and boy, is Miss L here at the PFEs excited about it! So much so that she became one of the food bloggers for this festival!

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Numerous events will take place throughout the entire month of April including foodie dinners, markets, eating competitions, tours, degustations, talks, tastings and many more. Celebrate Easter this year with a variety of activities especially for the kids!

Check out the official website to find out What’s On, the Upcoming Events and the Specials available! You can access the program by clicking on the link below!

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East Cafe & Vietnamese Bistro, East Perth

Website: http://www.eastbistro.com.au/

I first heard of East Cafe when my BFF and I were picking over a couple of options for lunch earlier this year. We ended up at Noodle Forum (post to come!) and I forgot all about East Cafe until I walked past it last week with my colleagues on our way to lunch at…guess where? ..Noodle Forum! Haha OK I know this post is not about Noodle Forum :P. Anyways it was a surprise to me that East Cafe was so close to my office. I’d always thought it was somewhere in the backstreet of East Perth. I made a mental note “to try” this cafe out next time since it was so convenient to get to. I was also attracted to how it was so busy on that day we walked past, always a healthy sign!

The opportunity came when an ex-colleague called to catch up over lunch. I suggested East Cafe, it was nice and close, and most importantly I can tick it off my to try list! It was not very busy when we arrived so we found a table easily. The cafe is deceiving spacious, with another seating area opening up at the back. Great!

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Cafe Odyssey, East Perth

Cafe Odyssey is located on the east end of Hay Street, opposite Mercedes College and right below Milner International College of English.  It is quite an obscured cafe to the passerby…I have walked past it various times and have not noticed it until now.  It came to my attention as one of my friend had recently took over the business and is now running the cafe!  Quite exciting!  My friend’s family is in the bakery business, and she has always brought yummy and quality food to our gatherings, so I was very pleased to have such a great cook around the corner from work. 🙂

The cafe is spacious with tables at the front and back end, and even a garden area outside, but I haven’t ventured that way yet.  The seats at the front are nice with the sun streaming through the glass window, overshadowed by a big tree – those are my favourite spots.  By now I have been to the cafe numerous times and found my cozy corner.

Now to the food…my friend’s philosophy is to serve “delicious international food at student prices”. Therefore you will find different varieties of food sold here at great prices!  She also does a weekly special noodle dish that sells for $8 – I’d tried the Vietnamese Pho and Tom Yum Noodle Soup!  Both are awesome!  Others she’d put up include the Beef Ball Noodle Soup and Laksa.  I heard great things about the Laksa but had yet to try.  Can’t wait for that!

Some pics of the food on sale…

For lunch that visit, we had the following:

  • Coffees ($3.50)
  • Homemade Beef Pho ($8)
  • Japanese Curry Fish and Rice ($4.50)
  • Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring Roll ($4.50 for two)
  • Macaron ($2)

My favourite was the Pho!  They were decent in size, homemade and full of flavour!  For only $8. Can’t find something like this near my office I must say.  I was so excited about the food I ordered morning tea from there for my project celebration and they did not disappoint (only managed to take photos of two of the trays as the others were gobbled up by my team members :P)

Note: The honey and almond cake is to die for – delicious and addictive!

For some other photos of the food, check out the link here from Milner International College.

This has now become one of my frequented cafe for lunch!  I love yummy home cooked food!

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Trading Hours

Open Monday – Friday for breakfast and lunch

Restaurant Amuse, East Perth

Website: www.restaurantamuse.com.au

Entertainment Book Card: 25% off (up to a value of $40)

Restaurant Amuse is located in an unassuming spot on Bronte Street, its reputation far exceeds its somewhat secluded location in East Perth.  Winner of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year for three consecutive years, it was opened late 2007 by owner Hadleigh & Carolynne Troy.  We decided to go there this year to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

Due to its immense popularity, it was at least a month’s queue to get a table on the weekend!  Aahh bad planning on my part!  We had to go on a week night instead.  So for those who are planning a dinner there, call early to get reservation!

To my surprise, Amuse has quite a simple decor – dark flooring with white panelled walls, and matching black tables and white chairs.  Simple but nice.

Restaurant Amuse serves only a 10 course degustation menu, priced at $125pp for food only, and does not offer an a la carte menu.  An extra $75pp is charged for wine pairing.

On arrival, instead of a menu with a list of the dishes to be served, we were given instead a sealed envelope and a choice of whether to open the envelope or be surprised!  Being curious, I opted to open!!  Inside was a list of ingredients to be used for the 10 course meal.  Not very informative!  It was explained to us that the menu changes with the season, based on quality produce that is procured and the chef’s creativity, therefore dishes are not listed!  Amusing!

Let the degustation begins!

Oh…but before that…the drinks:

  • Berry & Mint Punch ($10) – berries, mint & cranberry
  • Apricot Fizz ($10) – apricot, apple & lemon
  • Apple Julep ($10) – apple, mint & lime
  • Peppermint Liquer

  

First up..the Snacks – assorted platter of breadsticks wrapped with jamon iberico, crispy onion rings, organic oats cracker with sour cream and tasmanian ocean trout.  Amazing..and this is just the starter!

Next come the Sourdough Bread served with Kailis organic olive oil, and kept warm with heated stones underneath.  Wow!

 

And now the Main Courses…they are all simply delightful!

  • Blue Ridge Marron/Shima Wasabi/Soy Beans/Lime
  • Organic beetroot/Coffee Cocoa/Persian Feta/Wine Granita

 

  • Polenta with Free Range Eggs…came smoking in a glass jar!

  

  • Rottnest Scallops/Ocean Trout
  • Bread with Ricotta
  • Shiitake and Enoki Mushroom Broth
  • Amelia Park Lamb/Sea Lettuce/Potato

   

That’s the end of the main courses…we were given a Chardonnay Jelly to cleanse our palate before dessert time!

The first dessert course is a Rhubarb Compote and oats hidden under you wouldn’t guess what..fairy floss!  The sauce was poured over the floss to reveal the dessert underneath 🙂

 

Next came a course of Chocolate Dessert and a platter of assorted doughnut/marshmallow/jubes!

 

We also ordered the Cheese Platter option and tea to finish off the night.

 

Overall, it was a very satisfying meal, quite eye opening with the variety of dishes.  The staff were warm and very attentive and we were well looked after.  Explanation came with each dish and table was wiped after each course.  The napkin was even folded nicely and placed on the table each time we left the table, yeah!  Entertaining meal and well worth the price!

Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars

Rating by: N.L.

Restaurant Amuse
Telephone: 08 9325 4900
Address: 64 Bronte Street, East Perth

Trading Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 7pm to 10pm

Restaurant Amuse on Urbanspoon

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