UPDATE: New restaurants and exciting menus have been announced at Taste of Perth. Lucky Chans and The Shorehouse will be making their debut at this year's festival and you'll be able to chow down on tasty dishes like teriyaki short rib (Print Hall), pig head tacos (Asado) and yellowtail sashimi (Nobu).
It’s that time of year again when us foodies lick our lips in anticipation for the annual Taste of Perth in partnership with Electrolux—and we can confirm that this year is set to be one of the most delicious yet! Bringing together Perth’s top chefs, artisans and producers, the three-day event will be a true feast for the senses.
Kicking off on Friday 29 April at Langley Park in Perth, you’ll get to rub shoulders with the gastronomical gurus from Manuka Wood Fire (new for 2016!), Asado, Bib & Tucker, Nobu, Print Hall, Silks and Bistro Guillaume (with more to be announced!), plus you’ll get to taste and sip on goodies from over 70 producers at the Taste of Perth Artisan Market. There’ll be live entertainment, epic foodie experiences and plenty of food and drink to go around.
To save you from feeling overwhelmed on the day, we’ve handpicked the top ten things to do at Taste of Perth, aside from eating everything, obviously!
#1 Learn New Tricks At Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets
For the first time at Taste of Perth you’ll have the opportunity to cosy up next to some of Perth’s best chefs and learn how to create one of their signature dishes. When everything is said and done, you’ll get to sit down and enjoy your creations with matching wines. Places are limited and are on a first-come-first-serve basis so book in quick when you arrive on the day!
#2 Fill Up On The Goods From Our Favourite Perth Restaurants
Follow the flavour trail through Japan, Argentina, China and France as you visit some of our favourite restaurants in Perth. Asado, Nobu, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen, Bistro Guillaume, Post, Print Hall, Bib & Tucker and Silks will all be flying their flags at this year’s Taste of Perth.
#3 Get Buttered Up At The Lurpak Pantry
Fact—butter makes everything better and Lurpak makes everything AMAZING. When you arrive at Taste you’ll want to toddle on over to the Lurpak legends and get booked into a 15-minute master class where you’ll learn how to get creative in the kitchen and amplify your cooking with the creamy stuff.
#4 Eat All Of The Food And Drink All Of The Drinks At The Artisan Producer Market
With more than 70 West Australian suppliers to sip, sample and shop from, you’ll never want to leave the Artisan Producer Market at Taste of Perth. You’ll likely find us hitting up Chewy Mooey for their delicious range of jerky, sampling supplies from Honey, I’m Home and sipping on red from Cape Grace Wines.
#5 Indulge In A Taste Of Beef And Lamb
Beef up your meat cooking skills at this iron-rich event led by a farmer and a top Aussie chef. You’ll learn all about sustainable farming and the different cuts of beef and lamb you can incorporate into your recipe repertoire, as well as witnessing a cooking demo. The best bit—you’ll get to taste delicious dishes, all-the-while sipping on perfectly paired wine. Secure your spot at the beginning of your Taste experience.
#6 Get Tipsy In The Grape & Grain Tasting Room
After eating all of the food you’ll surely be feeling a little parched, so why not wash it all down with some wine or beer? At the Grape & Grain Tasting Room you’ll get to kick back and relax as you sample from more than 30 Australian wine and beer makers. If you’re keen to keep the learning going, you can also try your luck scoring a place in an intimate master class where you’ll get to unleash your inner wine maker.
#7 Say Kanpai At Izakaya Kakubin
Get a taste of Japanese nightlife at Izakaya Kakubin—an izakaya-style bar where you can partake in the distinct flavour that is Japan’s no.1 whisky, Suntory Whisky Kakubin. Here you can kick back and try a refreshing Kakubin Highball along with tasty, tasty Japanese bar snacks. Kanpai!
#8 Watch As The Magic Unfolds At The Electrolux Taste Theatre
Your cooking is only as good as the appliances you use, so if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen you’ll want to head to the Electrolux Taste Theatre where you’ll get to witness live cooking demos by some of our nation’s best chefs on the latest cooking appliances from Electrolux. There will be three free to attend demonstrations at each Taste session, and hey, you might even pick up a few new tricks along the way.
#9 Unwind In The Platinum Garden Bar
Nab yourself a platinum pass and you’ll get to unwind in the Platinum Garden Bar sipping on sparkling and enjoying your food in style. For just $65 this VIP pass will grant you fast track entry to the event, three complimentary bevvies, unlimited access to the platinum bar area, VIP cloakroom and bathrooms. These tickets are limited, buy yours now!
#10 Get Spritz’d In The Aperol Garden
Enjoy Taste of Perth the Italian way, with a refreshing Aperol Spritz in hand. One of our favourite cocktails of the moment, the Aperol Spritz is the perfect light, refreshing drink to enjoy with good food and good friends. Make sure you head to the Aperol Garden and get Spritz’d!
So don those eating pants, and get your bellies ready, there’s lots of indulging to do at Taste of Perth. Get your tickets now!
What: Taste of Perth in partnership with Electrolux
When: 29th April—1st May, 2016
Where: Langley Park, Perth
Tickets: Available here. Limited availability of $15 general entry tickets—book in advance to save 50%.
*Savings based on door price and exclude booking and transaction fees. Prices subject to change.
Image credit: Jessica Wyld Photography
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