A few weekends back I braved the horrible weather and head up to Perth for the second, annual taste of Perth festival. Despite, the terrible weather it was a great afternoon filled with delicious food and drinks and I was glad to see the rain didn't put everyone else off.
I was kindly gifted a press ticket, but we bought Dan his for $30 on the door. Inside the venue you use crowns instead of cash, and load your crowns onto a pay pass card. Each dollar equals one crown and dishes started at around 6 crowns, with the most expensive being around 30.
Graze through your dream tasting menu designed from a selection of over 50 tasting dishes crafted by Perth’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants including el Público, Lalla Rookh, Nobu, Print Hall and many more, enjoy live entertainment, shop from artisan producers, and test your culinary skills in a host of exciting masterclasses. is the essential event on Perth’s food and social calendar and with dishes starting from just 6 Crowns it’s an unmissable opportunity to celebrate Perth’s unique dining scene.
inside one of the cookery masterclasses
The winning ribs from El Publico
and mouth-watering doughnuts from Mary Street Bakery
Pig slider from Bib & Tucker
Solerno blood orange licquer, which was the perfect warm-me-up.
The wonderful staff handed out free ponchos for everyone which was amazing because my coat was far from water proof!
This reisling sorbet was to die for!
It was a great day, although I'm not going to lie, the weather really did ruin it a little bit! The event ended up being quite pricey, and crowns seemed to disappear quite quickly but it was such a unique experience, being able to have little dishes from all of Perth's top restaurants that I'd say it was totally worth it. My only suggestion is more variety for vegetarians & vegans!
Have you been to a food festival before? If you live in England I whole-heartedly recommend Christchurch food and wine festival you've missed it next year but it's incredible.