I love food and I love it when people who love food run a cafe or restaurant inspired by that love and passion for food. So when I’m visiting my family in Dardanup (just out of Bunbury) and wanting to go out for lunch, The Berry Delightful in Donnybrook is always top of my list. We have gotten to know Marc and Sarah over the years and can never go past their amazing food, warm hospitality and stunning gardens.
When I think of a small bar in Perth that is cosy, intimate and perfect for a date night, The Cabin in Mt Hawthorn definitely springs to mind. It feels warm and inviting as soon as you step inside and with the low lighting, exposed brick, wood fire, couches and heated balcony, it’s perfect all year round. The inside space actually looks and feels like someone’s lounge room and the decor would be right at home in a cabin in the woods.
It had been a few years since I’d dined at Greenhouse Perth and with all the new venues opening in the city it wasn’t my first choice for dinner this particular evening, however we ended up there and I was keen to give it another go. On first glance at the small menu I was a bit worried that there wasn’t much to choose from. The menu wasn’t what I remembered it to be all those years ago, and apart from burgers and salads there was only a small ‘to share’ section.
The following day, last day of Taste and new tasting buddy in tow, we headed down to join the forming queue before the doors opened. This time I was on a mission to fit in as much as possible, so as soon as we were in my first port of call was to register for a session at the Taste of Beef and Lamb and sign up for a wine tasting experience (or two as it ended up).The other good thing about going on the Sunday is the extra hour!
My first Taste of Perth experience and I loved it! It’s definitely on the pricey end of the food and wine festivals but in my opinion, with the variety of food, wine, produce, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting experiences and top Perth restaurants dishing out their wares, this is one of the best.
There’s going out for dinner and then there’s going out for a 3 course dinner over 3 venues with a rickshaw as your mode of transport. The Leederville Food Safari takes in Kitsch Bar Asia, Ria Malay Kitchen and Foam coffee bar over 3 hours with entree, main and dessert. The order of venues and start times vary slightly to fit in more bookings (the first time we tried to book they were booked out!). Definitely book early to avoid disappointment.