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Perth Wandering Gourmet Event Announcement

Hi Perth Wandering Gourmands

Just to let you know our next event is on 2pm, Saturday the 26th of April.

It’s an afternoon tea out at Piney Lakes Sensory Park, which is off Murdoch Drive (opposite Corpus Christi). Please don’t use the Leach Hwy entrance as you are going the wrong way!

The cost is $10 but fret not 😉 it will be an afternoon of games, fun exciting getting to know you and me and him and her and it. $10 is to be paid before the 26th of May to Penny or Me (Angie) so we can go out and buy the afternoon tea for your enjoyment!

Please wear comfortable clothing (yes girls, that means no shoes with heels!).

Click a thumbnail if you require a map of where to go to find Piney Lakes Park. map - piney lakes Google Maps - Piney Lakes Sensory Park, Winthrop

Attendance is mandatory – mainly because we are doing introductions and club rules so it is a fantastic opportunity to get to know one another in a more informal fashion. 🙂

— Ange


Meet Kylie Kwong in Perth

Australia’s most famous Chinese tv chef, Kylie Kwong, will be heading to Perth this April to promote her latest book, ‘Simple Chinese Cooking’. If you’re a Kylie Kwong fan, head to these places to find her at:

Amano Cookware Store and Cooking School in Cottesloe will be hosting Kylie Kwong. Their meet and greet event is on Tuesday the 11th of April, 2007. You get a glass of champagne (because it’s never too early to drink) and a sweet treat. To book or to find out more details, call Catriona on 9384 0378.

If you can’t make it to this lunch time/morning tea appointment, you can also have Dinner with Kylie Kwong at the Dymocks Literary Events – Leeuwin Estate event which is the next day, on Wednesday the 12th of April. Kylie will be a guest chef with Beaumonde Catering. The evening which consists of a 4 course dinner with wines is $120.00. To book or to find out more details, call Dymocks Literary Events on either 9385 6820 or 0401 671 849.

The Wandering Gourmet – Official Launch / 1st meet up re-scheduled

Hi everyone

Just to let you know that I have re-scheduled the first meet-up / Official Launch to Sunday the 15th of April because I have a cold. Same time, same place 🙂
As much as I’d love to share with you free membership to the club, a nice meal, and a free cold infection – I’d rather not. Unless you’d like to receive all 3 of course. 😉

— Angie

The best Italian restaurants in Perth

I received a comment on my blog that asked me what are the best Italian restaurants are in Perth. I have a few favourites Italian eateries, plus lots that I would love to try one day.

My two favourite Italian restaurants/cafe’s are, in no particular order:
* Borsalino Ristorante, Hampden Road, Nedlands – Italian fine dining with usually really good service. Believe me, the prices are worth the food you get as they serve fresh food. I’ve also heard that real chefs adore the food at this restaurant. It is possibly the best (or at least one of the best) Italian restaurants in Perth.

If you can afford it (and have a large appetite or skip lunch), try the degustation menu. A degustation menu is basically a tasting or sampling of various dishes in the menu (or even sometimes outside of the regular menu). The degustation menu changes every now and then at Borsalino. I don’t know if they have this on the degustation menu any more, but the last time I went there they had Bocconcini as one of the dishes. The Bocconcini, which is a “Spinach and ricotta soufflings oven baked in a creamy mascarpone cheese sauce” was absolutely divine! Even my step-brother who is really picky with the quality of the food he eats loves it.

* Ciao Italia, cnrs Mill Point Road and Douglas Avenue, South Perth. This is one of my favourite Italian places. And also possibly because it was conveniently located near uni. The only problem is that you can’t book, and they should really move to another premises as it is really tight and cosy in that restaurant. My favourite dish here is the Calzone pizza. A Calzone is a fold-over pizza, like a large pizza puff. Just imagine a curry puff except instead of a curry puff filling, it has pizza filling in it.

However, as I mentioned previously, I still have lots more to try on my Italian eateries list, such as Spaghi’s in South Perth, Maurizio Restaurant at the Italian Club in Perth, and more.

I’m interested in visiting Maurizio Resturant in particular because Maurizio Restaurant has a fortnightly event called Il Giro D’Italia which is a year long culinary journey through Italy. In the Il Giro D’Italia, they serve foods from different regions of Italy. I find this interesting because when you visit the Italian restaurants here, they tend to serve almost the same thing in their menus. So it would be nice to eat different Italian regional cuisines once in a while. 🙂

If anyone has any particular favourites they would like to share with us, please let us know. 🙂

The Wandering Gourmet: 1st meet up

Hi all

Just to let you (my Wandering Gourmet club members) know that our first meet will be dinner at Toba Oriental on the 31st of March. Please RSVP beforehand.

For those who have never been to Toba Oriental, which is one of those small, hidden, obscure finds (or possibly one that everyone passes through and wanders how the food is like there), it serves Burmese, Indonesian and Thai cuisines. Also known as the place with the rickshaws.

Will give out more information later. 🙂

– Angie