Late night Gelato at Chicho

The Internet will tell you of the story of Chicho Gelato, a business launched out of an adorable cart moving from one suburban market to the next. Local West Australian produce made fresh. Rotating, inventive and sometimes daring creations. I've been wanting to try Chicho's gelato for such a long time now but unfortunately kept missing the market appearances. Good news though, Chicho Gelato now have a store in the heart ...

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American Sports Bar in Perth

Catching up with a friend Wednesday night, we dined at Varsity Bar, an all American sports bar a few kilometres out of Perth’s CBD. It’s located in a dated small shopping centre along Broadway Ave in Nedlands. It’s not visible from the street and if you've never been before, let me direct you to walk towards the basement area and in the direction of the music. There’s parking on the ...

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Osso buco to die for at Lalla Rookh

Monday evening was a bit of a special occasion, marking when Derek and I started going out many years ago, and what better way to celebrate such an occasion than a feast! Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House caught my attention on Instagram a few months ago and having viewed the menu there were some great stand out dishes especially the homemade pasta and sausage. Once you have enjoyed freshly made pasta, it's mighty difficult ...

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Dinner at Print Hall Bar

The evening before my birthday, Derek and I decided to go for a pre-birthday celebration. We have been wanting to dine at Print Hall for a long time now, truthfully, since it opened a few years ago! We've had a couple of drinks upstairs at Bob's rooftop bar under the neon West Australian sign, and they always turned into great nights in the city. I wouldn't say the website is confusing, however, ...

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Dessert at Nobu, Perth

There is certainly more to placing down a bet at the Crown these days – there’s food and more importantly dessert! We arrive at the front desk of Nobu without a booking, however, this causes little concern, there is room for us and we are immediately shown to our seats. Our window side table is near the bar and before the dining room, the view overlooking Crown's exclusive pool area is ...

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Gusto Gelato, Leederville

A handful of gelato places can be found in Perth and now there is Gusto Gelato in the colourful neighbourhood of Leederville. Although the name gelato translates to ice cream in Italian, it differs slightly to the traditional creamy and fluffy ice cream. It's crafted from a varying technique and served at a warmer temperature, hence the softer texture. Ice cream or gelato, I do love them both and it's a delight to have a new gelato ...

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Szechwan Zen Restaurant, Northbridge

Szechwan Zen Restaurant opened its doors in Northbridge earlier this year, it’s recognisable by the red giant crab above the entrance in the corner of a small shopping lot on 393 William Street. In the vicinity you'll find Asian grocers, a bakery, fish monger, butchers and even a small Tofu factory. Past the intersection of William Street and Newcastle Street, it is a China town district of Northbridge, also the location where I went along ...

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Koko Black Salon, Claremont

Kick starting the weekend a little earlier we visited the Claremont Koko Black Salon. On a Friday morning, a normally hectic Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre was blissfully peaceful  with the exception of the retail staff preparing the stores for the morning rush. Koko Black had just opened its doors for the day and we were the first ones in, taking our seats on a lounge in the corner. The chocolate cafe always brings ...

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Koko Black Salon, Perth

Koko Black is a chocolatier and café, the first store opened at Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre a couple of years ago and is the destination for chocoholics to delight and treat. I always return for the beautiful handmade chocolate truffles. My favourites are basically all of them (I was lucky to receive a big box for my birthday earlier this year), but the stand outs would have to be the Leatherwood ...

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The Gaya, Applecross

Wednesday evening a group of us dined at a restaurant known for its striking Korean fusion, the Gaya. The restaurant is located in a small but very popular food precinct at the end of Riseley Street in Applecross. Being a little new to fusion dining I was excited at the thought of eating outside of my habitual routine.  Food fusion combines different forms of cuisines to make essentially a reinvented ...

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