THE best of the Swan Valley’s produce will be on offer in Perth’s Yagan Square this Sunday, September 9.
It will be the third Taste of WA event at Yagan Square this year to celebrate key food regions.
Produce from the Peel was featured in March and the Gascoyne highlighted in July.
Food samples will be provided over lunchtime to an expected audience of more than 1000 people.
WA food ambassador and chef Don Hancey will talk with Houghton Kitchen head chef Herb Faust, slow food chef Vincenzo Velletri and Noongar elder and Australian bush food cook Dale Tilbrook.
The menu includes slow-braised Dandaragan beef with Houghton cabernet jus; an Asian-style glass noodle salad with Lilydale Free Range chicken breast poached in Swan Valley verdelho, Fini olive oil and lemon myrtle dressing; and a Swan Valley Jarrah Honey mousse tart with local honey nougat crumb. A locally produced cheese platter will finish the menu.
Taste of the Swan Valley builds on the State Government’s Buy West Eat Best’s Good Choice campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the breadth of WA produce and the benefits of buying local.
“The Swan Valley is steeped in indigenous history and Mediterranean migration, and boasts a diverse range of foods, from olives, fruit and vegetables, to native bush foods, to meats and seafood,” Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan said.
“The region also boasts the oldest vines in Western Australia – it is the State’s most visited wine region – as well as cider and craft beers.