Culinary creations tempt food lovers


Fu Manchu Portuguese Chicken Rice will be at Eat, Drink, Perth.        Picture: JR Photography
Fu Manchu Portuguese Chicken Rice will be at Eat, Drink, Perth.        Picture: JR Photography

The event, which will showcase the newest and best of Perth’s exploding food and beverage scene according to Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

“Perth has proven it has an insatiable appetite for festivals and demonstrated a flair for the culinary arts which has reached a global level of sophistication,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“Eat Drink Perth is a celebration of event dining, offering a slice of Perth’s latest and favourite foodie hotspots and dining trends to refresh your palette.”

This year’s festival will feature about 90 events from markets to masterclasses, long table dinners to dessert degustations, food trucks and walking tours, to picnics and pop-ups.

There will also be more than 35 special menu items, only available during Eat Drink Perth, ranging from a $2.50 hot cross bun macaron, to Neal Jackson’s $16 Pork Belly, right up to a 12-person dinner party in the Post private dining room.

According to the Lord Mayor, a highlight of the festival would be the Cathedral Square precinct.

“The State Buildings will showcase premium WA food and beverage, while in our new Library next door, people will be able to learn for free from leading WA food identities,” she said.

Other events set to return include the Food Truck Rumble, Claisebrook Carnivale and the Dessert Garden.

The festival will run until April 23.

For more information visitperthcity.com/eatdrinkperth.