Perth’s food and drink scene just keeps on growing. Let us guide you through the top food and drink events coming up this month, from long lazy lunches to whiskey and wine tastings. You can also head to our Food & Drink page for a comprehensive guide on the 60+ food and drink events coming up in WA.
Gin Festival at the Boatshed
The Boatshed Cottesloe, Mar 24, Free event
Unique local and international distilleries will have their finest gins on show for tastings and there will be an opportunity to discuss the processes and ideas behind the gins with people close to the production. Over 23 gins to try, including two new gins that are not available anywhere else in Australia and are exclusive to the Boatshed Wine Loft – Vor Icelandic Pot Distilled Gin and Iron Balls Gin. Registration is essential.
Chef’s Day Off
Must Winebar, Mar 25, $125
Find out what chef Russell Blaikie cooks for his guests at home in this relaxed and informative masterclass. Learn how to create a cozy dinner or a long lunch without being stuck in the kitchen for hours. Matched with wines. You’ll be tasting and drinking as you go – just like a real dinner party!
237km to Point Zero: Beergustation
Petition Beer Corner, Mar 25, $95 per person
Head Chef Jesse Blake from Petition joins forces with Head Brewer Hamish Coates from Rocky Ridge Brewing to create a delicious share-style menu paired with some of WA’s favourite new beers in this relaxed and informative event.
Night Noodle Markets
Elizabeth Quay, Now – Mar 25, Free event
If you still haven’t been to Perth’s favourite Asian food markets, you better get there this weekend before it finishes. There are over 20 food vendors to choose from, featuring everything from Korean fried chicken puffles to authentic Teppanyaki noodles.
Albany Festival of the Sea
Albany Boatshed, Mar 31, Free event
If you’re getting out of Perth over the Easter long weekend, start planning ahead with a trip to Albany! 2018 marks the 10th year of the family-friendly Festival of the Sea. The Festival promotes Albany’s proud maritime history while highlighting the very best in local seafood, produce and wines. Celebrity chef Don Hancey will be there, entertaining the crowd with his cooking demos and the promenade will be filled with stalls and Shantymen to create a carnival atmosphere on the day.
Breast Cancer Care Long Table Lunch
Claremont Showgrounds, Apr 8, $195 per person
Make a difference while enjoying the ultimate luncheon: a five course menu delivered by top WA chefs, with produce of the highest quality and free flowing, award winning wines. Dance the afternoon away with live entertainment and take part in exclusive raffles and auctions on the day. This year’s theme is “A Royal Celebration”.
Vino Italian Wine Tasting
Trio Café & Wine Bar, Mt Lawley, Apr 11, $70
An Italian wine tasting journey inviting wine lovers to experience Italy’s rich variety of wine styles, distinctive terroirs and indigenous grape varieties. Tasting 7 exclusively selected wines from the northern wine regions of Lombardia, Veneto followed by the magical hills of Tuscany in central Italy as well as Umbria, Abruzzo and ending on the Mediterranean’s biggest island, Sicily with it’s volcanic Etna mountain.
Whipper Snapper Whiskey Workshop
First Sat every month, $80
Learn the art of whiskey making and the unique process that makes the signature Whipper Snapper flavour. The head distiller will take you through a whiskey process tour in this 2-hour workshop, followed by a tasting session of their favourite whiskeys. Bookings essential.
Round the World Dinner
UWA University Club, Apr 17, from $115
Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield brings together stories of the world’s great rivers and with each comes a dish with cultural significance to the tale. Chef Costa Simatos is busy researching and making a unique menu for the evening, with special dishes reflecting local cuisines. Steve Richter is also composing and compiling music to perform with each story.
Featured image: Night Noodle Markets