March 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!
Numerous events will take place throughout the month of March and April including foodie dinners, shows, master classes, walking tours, long table dinners, eating competitions, talks, tastings and many more. Celebrate Easter with a variety of activities for the family and kids!
Check out the official website to find out What’s On, the Upcoming Events and the Offers available! This can be accessed via the link below:
In the meantime, here are my Top 10 picks for EDP2015!
MY TOP 10 PICKS! (In order of the day the event is taking place)
1) NIGHT NOODLE MARKET
Perth’s inaugural Night Noodle Market will bring all the colour, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buss, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival in the heart of Perth City’s cultural precinct. I’m excited to sample what will be on offer over these 12 nights! Prices start from $10 for a bowl of noodles!
Wednesday 18 March – Sunday 29 March evenings | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
2) EAT DRINK PERTH DESSERT GARDEN
The Twilight Hawkers Market during EDP will be presenting a special event for the sweet tooth in us, with the inaugural Dessert Garden featuring chocolatey, cakey, sugary delights in the magical setting of a pop-up grassed garden. Gotta hit the gym starting today!
Friday 20, 27 March; Thursday 2 & Friday 10, 17, 24 April 430 – 9pm| Forrest Place, Perth
3) WHEN PORK MEETS CIDER DINNER
This is a celebration of pork and apples with a three course dinner, showcasing Custard & Co Cider from Donnybrook paired with South West pork producers. Two words seal the deal, “Lalla Rookh”! Love what they do!
Wednesday 25 March 630pm| Lalla Rookh: Lower Ground, 77 St Georges Tce, Perth
$90 | Book on 9325 7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4) CHEF COLLABORATION DINNER
Collaboration dinner delivered by special guest celebrity chefs Adriano Zumbo, Matt Stone and Shaun Presland in conjunction with the crew at Print Hall. This will take place over all three levels of the venue. I’ve been getting numerous enquiries about this! The 1 million dollar question – how do we get a ticket?!
Thursday 26 March | Print Hall: 125 St Georges Tce, Perth
Book at www.printhall.com.au
5) SIP & SAVOUR BEER EVENT
Can’t get into the Chef Collaboration dinner? This is a great alternative, 3 courses by chef Coco Bang matched with beers by Feral Brewing Company, along with a ‘Beer 101’ on the ingredients and methods of beer making. A special dessert paired with BORIS espresso malt stout which will be launched at the event. They had me at espresso malt stout!
Thursday 26 March 6pm| The Best Brew Bar & Kitchen: 707 Wellington St, Perth
$55 | Bookings essential at email@example.com
6) COFFEEOLOGY 101
Perfect for those who want to learn more about coffee! There will be a quick tour of the coffee world, from coffee cherry and coffee bag to cafe cup. What does it mean when terms like single-origin, cupping, refractometry or light roasts are thrown around? One educational session!
Tuesday 31 March 530pm – 730pm | Milktooth Coffee Dealers: 2/40 St Georges Tce, Perth
$25 | Book at firstname.lastname@example.org
7) THE SECRETS OF BEEF – MASTERCLASS
A culinary tour of the humble bovine, learn the different cuts, answer the age-old question of grain fed vs grass fed, and learn the best cooking methods! Now I will know the lingo when I go to the butcher!
Thursday 16 & 23 April 530pm| Meat Me in the City: Shop114 Trinity Arc, 671 Hay St, Perth
$60 | Bookings at email@example.com
8) BREASTFEED AT THE STANDARD
This will be the Standard’s ‘Breastfed’ garden party fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care WA. A great cause to support and a fun day out with the girls! Wine connoisseurs will be showcasing a range of rose from around the globe with tasting from the Standard’s menu.
Sunday 19 April 2pm – 5pm| The Standard: 28 Roe St, Northbridge
$70 | Enquiries: thestandardperth.com.au
9) SAKE & ASIAN WHISKEY FLIGHT OF FANCY
Interesting pairing of artisan sake or Asian whiskey with Darlings’ handmade signature dumplings! A pairing I have not experience before! There will be 3 tastes in each flight.
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays 6pm – 3am| Darlings Supper Club: 47 Lake St, Northbridge
Sake $25 / Whiskey $35 | Bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org
10) GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!
Looking forward to these unique traditional Vietnamese breakfasts on offer. Bo Ne (lemon pepper steak with fried egg) or Bo Kho (herby beef stew with a 62 degree egg). Both served with a toasty baguette and an iced Vietnamese coffee. I didn’t manage to try these when I was in Vietnam a few years back!
Monday to Friday 7am – 11am| Urban Bowl: 55 St Georges Tce, Perth
$20 | Enquiries 9225 7742
PFEs PAST REVIEWS
Lastly, at the PFE’s blog, we are frequent visitors of restaurants in the City of Perth – check out the links below for some of our thoughts on the restaurants we have visited over the years!
East Perth – Click here!
West Perth – Click here!
Perth – Click here!
Northbridge – Click here!
And some events from last year’s EDP! Click here!
BON APPETITE beloved readers!
Narration by: Miss L