Celebrity chef set to whet appetites

Ready, Steady, Cook chef Matt Golinski will take part in several events during the Eat Drink Perth festival.
Ready, Steady, Cook chef Matt Golinski will take part in several events during the Eat Drink Perth festival.

The Ready Steady Cook chef is in town as part of the month-long foodie event and will take part in several culinary experiences including the Home Grown Markets and a cooking demonstration today.

Golinski said although it was his first time taking part in the event, he had visited WA many times and was looking forward to visiting some of the State’s best restaurants and sampling its beautiful produce.

Eat Drink Perth is a fantastic celebration and collaboration of food and food experiences,’ he said.

‘I’ll also be doing some cooking demonstrations at Brookfield Place this afternoon.

‘Brookfield Place has a great dining offer including Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian-inspired restaurants all in the one location.

‘I like that you can choose to dine at one of the more formal restaurants, complete with starched linen tablecloths, fine glassware and plush decor, or else just relax with a coffee and casual meal in one of the funky cafes or bakeries.’

Now in its 10th year, the event will host a range of food-related activities including Yum Cha in the Park and the Madhatters High Tea and, according to Golinski, this is why the event is so popular.

‘The level of general interest in food and wine has increased so much in recent years,’ he said.

‘Events like Eat Drink Perth provide an opportunity to experience a selection of all the gourmet goodies that WA has to offer but at different events and price points.

‘They also support farmers, producers and the hospitality community in general and help to remind locals about what’s available in their own back yards and provide an important economic contribution to Perth by way of local and visitor spending on food, accommodation, transport etc.

‘It’s a win-win for the city.’

Eat Drink Perth, from March 31-May 4, will feature 140 participating events including the Northbridge Piazza’s monthly family day, Pizza Date Night and Friday night Twilight Hawker Markets.

For more information visit visitperthcity.com/event/eat-drink-perth-2014.