We are now stretching the limits of 'Perth' food, but during the ANZAC Long Weekend Mr. and Ms Foodie, Marmite and Midnight Oil, Madam Rabbit and Mr Blue (i.e. moi) spent a glorious Saturday at the Eagle Bay Brewery (unsurprisingly located in Eagle Bay, just past Dunsborough). It was good. Real good. Bette Midler wind beneath my wings type good.
Our first real 'group' booking, and a test run for the Perth Food Underground dinners, a group of 12 PFB'ers hit up St Michael 6003 in Highgate. Big food. Tiny plates. Big table. Not-tiny bill.
Originally planning to visit the Merrywell, Madam Rabbit, the Artsy Patriot, Princess M and Mistress Ford decided to stay in and try out the Crown Metropol's room service. It appears the King's best cuts were going somewhere else, as while the Crown charges Camelot prices it served us some Harrenhal meals.
A party of six hits up Gaya Restaurant in 'the Cross' (i.e. Applecross - kind of a South of the River version of Dalkeith).
The Thursday night before the Easter Long weekend Madam Rabbit and I visited a quaint Italian joint on the edge of Vic Park with three newcomers to Perth Food Blog, the Quizman, the Bay City Rollergirl and Dr Clarion & Mr Globe.
This Easter Sunday, a party of 10 (a mix of some oldies and some newbies) visit the Monk Brewery on the Cafe Strip in Fremantle. Not quite searching for inner solace so much as beer, we discovered a monastery that deserves a second visit.. and a third.. and a fourth..
One of our regular groups, the Architect's Daughter (and her new beau, the Gingham Surprise), Tom-a-hawk, Divine Brown, Madam Rabbit and I, visit Circa in Mount Lawley for a Friday evening dinner.
No Mafia is one of the many new'ish small bar/restaurants on William Street in Northbridge. We stumbled in, stumbled out, and had a good time in between.
To celebrate the return of Mr and Ms Foodie (from an 8 week American/South American odyssey) and to mourn the departure of Rose Gold and the Rose Gold BF Experience (they are leaving to live in the UK for 12 months), what has been the standard group of 8 visited Big Els Latin American Fusion in Northbridge. Overall I think we'd probably agree it was more of a 'Medium Sized Els' experience
A table of eight at Print Hall's asian inspired tapas joint, Apple Daily. We discover this element to the Print Hall behemoth easily holds it own among the hyper-swank core of Perth's CBD.
South Perth has been our breakfast haunt of late, and we returned once again to Angelo Street to try out the Secret Garden Cafe. Inside, we discovered that some secrets should stay hidden forever.
Our second visit to Brika. Wonderful food leads the way, though unfortunately we did notice a few areas where there is room for improvement..
Gusto Food has been getting some great reviews on Urbanspoon lately, and so the usual crew trundled north from our recent Kensington lovefest breakfast spot to check it out. We were genuinely suprised by what we discovered inside..
Sticking with the Southey theme of late, for the final food review of the year a mix of the regulars check out a hidden gem South of the River, Gooseberries Cafe opposite Kensington Primary School.
A party of four head south of the River, down to the new Town of South Park (hah!). We made our way past all the second hand car yards to a Highgatey-type bar, The Precinct.
A table of five at Clarences in Highgate, to celebrate a birthday and to get stuck into some shanks and shiraz!
Dinner for 5 at the restaurant where all pretentious bushrangers go to unwind, Bib and Tucker.
Quick dinner for two at the Gordon Street Garage. A good way to jump-start your evening.. (get it?)
Lunch / Dinner in the West End of Freo. Good food, terrible prices.
For the first breakfast review at Perth Food Blog we drove down Guildford Road to get to Guildford so we could eat at Little Guildford. Overcooked eggs were our reward.