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Wildflower, Perth


Wildflower is one of the much anticipated newly opened restaurants located in the Como Treasury Hotel occupying the rooftop space. I first heard of it when my colleague told me that the restaurant, made of a ‘glass box’ was assembled on ground and lifted onto the roof with a crane in one piece. The technical side of me was intrigued! Reading more about what the restaurant offers, I was compelled to check it out as it serves European cuisine revolving around the indigenous ethos of six seasons with farmer and forager-driven menus. Now that’s different!

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*High Tea at Pan Pacific Hotel*


The Engineer Eats was recently invited to a high tea at the Origins Restaurant in Pan Pacific. I was very excited as Pan Pacific has always been one of my favorite spot for high tea having been there a couple of times in past years.  I was doubly excited as Pan Pacific had recently appointed Michelin Star Chef Paul Gaspa as Executive Chef to oversee the hotel’s two award-winning restaurants, Montereys and Origins, as well as the hotel’s 24 Hour In-Room Dining, Pacific Club Lounge and it’s meeting and event facilities. New Executive Chef = New Menu! I’m in!

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1907 Restaurant, Perth

Inside the restaurantWebsite:!restaurant-home/c16gx

1907 Restaurant, located on Queen Street has been a long standing fine dining restaurant in the Perth scene. I have yet to dine here until a few months ago when we were alerted to a special “Sipping & Dining” event presented by the restaurant and JING tea. The event was held at the restaurant’s opulent dining room with four specially created courses featuring dishes infused with tea led by Head Chef Alan Desouza, and selected specific teas from the JING selection to match each course. How special! Since then we had been back to check out the Petit Degustation as we were quite impressed! Let’s talk about the Petit Degustation first! I will include photos of the “Sipping & Dining” event right after!

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Howling’s Bar, Perth

Howling's BarWebsite:

Howling’s Bar is a newly opened bar and grill located on Miligan St where Nine Mary’s used to be. As I arrived for the opening event and discovered its location, I was surprised that Nine Mary was not longer operating and that a funky bar has replaced it! Nevertheless I was looking forward to check out what Howling’s Bar is all about.

Stepping into the premise, I observed a modern and chic joint, with high bars, booths and lounges settings. I especially liked the lighting design which gave off a warm hue to its surrounding. It looked fabulous! The place was packed with VIPs, foodies and patrons eager to experience the venue and to sample the menu.

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Varnish on King, Perth

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On Monday just past I was at Varnish on King attending the American Whiskey 101 Masterclass as part of the Eat Drink Perth festival. Varnish on King, located on King Street has grown in popularity since its inception and I have heard many good things but have yet to visit. The American Whiskey 101 Masterclass was just perfect for me and my colleagues to drop by!

Having not been there before, it was quite difficult for us to locate the spot! It didn’t helped that we were running slightly late as well. It turned out that the bar is actually located below ground level! I loved the mystery vibe I got walking down the stairs and discovering a whole new scene!


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Willie Wagtail, Perth

Willie WagtailWebsite: Willie Wagtail is located on William Street, right across the 140 Perth building, where Jamie Italian’s restaurant is located. I was here this morning to check out the Coffee Demos that are run by Willie Wagtail every Saturday at 11am and 1pm during the Eat Drink Perth month. Thanking my lucky star, the topic was on Latte Art, a skill I find so fascinating but so hard to master!

As I arrived earlier waiting for the 11am slot, I went around about the cafe, happily snapping away and found myself ordering a light lunch to consume :p The food on the counter looked too appealing and tempting! Since I was at it, I ordered a coffee too! That’s the main reason why I was here anyway in the first place! Checking out the coffee!

Seating is limited inside the cafe but there are a number of tables outside in the laneway and out the back with crates. Simple but effective.

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Urban Bowl, Perth

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Good Morning Vietnam! As part of the Eat Drink Perth festival, Urban Bowl is introducing two traditional Vietnamese breakfasts to us Perthians, with one of the dish served on a sizzling plate!

Urban Bowl is located on Sherwood Court, off St Georges Terrace right next to the Exchange Plaza. Known for its fresh and clean Vietnamese food with a twist, I have been a frequent visitor of past to get my hands on their delicious rice paper rolls and Vietnamese salads. This time round I was keen to check out the two breakfast dishes created by Urban Bowl especially for Eat Drink Perth!

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****Eat Drink Perth Dessert Garden****

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The Dessert Garden is new to Eat Drink Perth 2015, held every Friday night (except for Good Friday) during the EDP festival next to the Twilight Hawkers Market. It is a special event for the sweet tooth in all of us, featuring chocolatey, cakey and sugary delights, with stalls set up around a pop-up grassed garden, ready to serve.

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****Perth’s First Night Noodle Market****

Urban Orchard @NNMWebsite:

The talk of town this year for the Eat Drink Perth festival was surely the Night Noodle Market (NNM) held at the Perth Cultural Center! Eat Drink Perth 2015 opened with a bang last Wednesday with the Night Noodle Market, a family friendly Asian hawker style market set up over three areas, namely the Central Square, Museum Plaza and the Urban Orchard, housing over 20+ stalls and 3 popup bars. It was so exciting! I ended up going to this event three times over four days!

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Mobile Food Truck Trial and the Food Truck Rumble!

Earlier this year, the City of Perth announced the trialing of the operation of food trucks in the City of Perth Local Government Area. The news greeted most I know with excitement especially my sister who has now become an avid fan, constantly on the look out for the food truck near her work place in West Perth! She was actually the one who informed me about this, and told me that Langley Park is one of the approved locations for the trial. Beauty, as that is very near my work place. I started my own look out throughout the week!

The nine food truck operators selected from a pool of applicants to participate in the trial include Jumplings, JJ’s Sweet Bliss, Braised Bros, Eat no evil, Soul Provider, Comida do Sul, Smokin BBQ Bus, Guerrilla Foods and Holy Crepes.

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