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By Claire Logan
7th Jan 2022

a seafood tower from Frui Momento

With so much Perth food news going down it's easy to miss a thing or two, but luckily we've got you covered.

Here's all the Perth food news you may have missed this week.

A New Restaurant From Chef Seth James And Larry Cherubino Is Now Open In Margaret River

Anyone heading down to Margs will be glad to hear the highly anticipated restaurant venture from chef Seth James (Wills Domain) and winemaker Larry Cherubino is now open. Located in Wilyabrup, Frui Momento’s charming dining space is surrounded by stunning views of rose gardens, vines and lakes that practically beg you to settle in for a lazy long lunch. And given the kind of relaxed yet elevated cooking on offer, it’s not too hard to do. The local produce-driven dishes are inspired by James’ travels through Asia and are the kind of things he likes to cook and eat at home. Think Shark Bay scampi served up with spiced cocktail sauce, Mario’s tomatoes with white kombu, muntrie berry and soy and Harvey beef with black bean and shallots, through to a very special vanilla rose and peach trifle. There’s also a breezy alfresco lounge if you’d prefer to just nibble away at oysters, caviar, fruits de mer and charcuterie alongside one or two glasses of something from Cherubino’s extensive wine portfolio. Sound good? Head to the website to book.

Leederville Just Scored A Disco-Fuelled Laneway Bar

Say hello to Naber & |||| (pronounced nay buh and four), the latest newbie hitting the Leedy strip this month from brothers Kody and Nic Read (Rocked Ice) and Kaden Pool (Palace Arcade, Long Chim). The space is split into two distinctive venues, and while we're still waiting for Naber (the intimate dining room out the front at 148 Oxford Street) to open, you can swing by the cool back alley courtyard bar, ||||, which is accessible via the rear laneway. Equal parts chilled garden bar and vibing disco party, ||||'s small but mighty menu features next-level comfort food, tap beers and fun and appropriately priced drinks—just picture a table overflowing with punchy snacks and a 1.5L magnum of watermelon, mandarin and yuzu cruiser shared between a few mates while disco blares on the speakers on a sunny afternoon. 

A New Chef's Table-Style Dining Experience Is Opening In Perth

Due to open later this month on the historic Queen Street in Perth’s CBD, Any is promising a unique chef’s table-style dining experience far from the ordinary dinner date. The venue boasts a fully open galley kitchen headed up by Josh Gray (Tiny’s, Print Hall and Rockpool Bar And Grill), so you’ll be able to watch on as delectable creations featuring unexpected ingredients are whipped up and served directly to you. Hidden within the venue you’ll also find an intimate dining room and cosy lounge bar for pre or post-dinner drinks where Leroy Rawlins will be mixing up some seriously creative cocktails, all designed to pair perfectly with the ever-changing food menus on offer. Snap up a reservation for when they open here.

Old Young's Has Opened A New Gourmet Kitchen In The Swan Valley

The latest restaurant to open its door in the Swan Valley is Old Young's Kitchen, and if this name rings a bell, it’s because it’s right next door to the notable Old Young's Distillery, home of some damn fine gin and vodka. At the helm of this new eatery is Rohan Park (who’s been at Santini, fleur and Fervor), and on the menu, you can expect a few crowd pleasures like pork sirloin, beef shoulder and scallop crudo. But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, impress your mates with your sophisticated taste and order the crocodile chorizo or the kangaroo tartare with emu egg yolk. Given the eatery is adjacent to the distillery, Old Young’s Kitchen also has an impressive beverage menu. Their ten cocktails highlight a different product from the Old Young’s range, and many of the wines and beers come straight from the Swan Valley—such as Mash, Funk Cider, Lancaster, Chouette and more. With its terracotta floors, flashes of pinks and reds, emerald coloured walls and long wooden tables under the vines, this new restaurant will be a scenic spot to enjoy a long lunch this summer. Preview lunches are running from Thursday to Monday, and their doors will officially open in early January. 

Meet Bagnum, Our New Boujee Bagged Wine 

Perth, make way for Bagnum—a collab between local legends Built To Spill and Urban List. Think easy-to-pour bagged wine that is every bit classic as it is boujee. Each Bagnum holds a whopping 1.5L of juicy Aussie wine from Sparrow & Vine with three wine varietals on offer: a Bagnum Sangiovese Rosé, a citrusy Semillon Bagnum (white) and a Nero D’Avola Bagnum (red). Packing a heap of green cred too, Bagnums are packaged in an eco-friendly and fast-chilling AstraPouch—which has an 80 per cent lower carbon footprint than its typical glass iteration. It even has a smart nozzle that activates just by the tap of your finger (read: no leaks) and makes sure your Bagnum stays fresher for longer—sans cork contamination and potential oxidation. The limited-run Bagnum range can be purchased through Built To Spill at $44 a pop and delivered straight to your door. Order yours here.

Still hungry for more? Visit our food and drink section for all the latest news. 

Image credit: Frances Andrijich

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