The Good Food Guide 2015 Launch + Awards

Every year the West Australian publishes a guide to dining in Western Australia, it’s a handy resource for anyone interested in the food scene or perhaps wanting to discover a new place to dine. Edited by The West’s columnist Rob Broadfield, all featured restaurants are visited and graded on a point system out of 20. The guide book also covers regional Western Australia and includes a section for cafes (my favourite part).

The award and book launch evening of The Good Food Guide 2015 unfolded at the State Theatre in Northbridge Monday evening.

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Attendees mingled in the foyer for drinks and canapes. Espresso martinis and Yilgarn Blanc de Blanc glasses circulated the room along with red and white wines. Trays of delicate canapes floated on the hands of wait staff; oysters, and coconut and coriander chicken cakes. Considering the crowd was a combination of restaurateurs, chefs, sommeliers, cocktail mixologists and food enthusiasts, the service and food presentation from the venue was notable.

canapes

The interior of Western Australia’s State Theatre was certainly dazzling, especially the entrance. I am a bit of a fan of the UK television series Grand Designs and will admit we were willingly distracted before entering the event, our first visit we are keen to return to watch a show. In the evening the floating aluminium tubes glowed gold inside the theatre.

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The awards were announced on stage in the studio underground.

Scott Taylor from the Trustee and Bistro, Enrique’s School for to Bullfighting and The Beaufort Merchant delivered a humoring speech engaging the crowd with his energetic and driven personality. Incorporating the hot topic of liquor licensing and the need to pass on the culinary skills of trade to the younger staff members, the future of the industry. Love your product and love your customer (LPLC) was one sentence that lingered with me from Scott’s speech.

Best New Restaurant

Bread in Common

43 Parkenham Street, Fremantle

Best Wine List

Print Hall

125 St Georges Tce, Perth

Best Regional Restaurant

Wills Domain

Abbeys Farm Road, Yallingup

Best Restaurant

Print Hall

125 St Georges Tce, Perth

Chef of the Year

Aaron Carr (Vasse Felix)

Restaurant-of-the-Year

One Star (15.5 points+)

Two Star  (17 points+)

The WA Good Food Guide 2015 can be purchased online through The West or from newsagents and book stores. The book includes a complimentary mobile application.

We would like to thank the West Australian for extending an invitation to us, we were thrilled to experience the evening. The food and wine scene in Perth and Western Australia is continually changing, its exciting to be living here right now. I was introduced to butter coffee just the other night. The guys this evening are certainly raising the bar in Perth and I look forward to seeing what 2015 brings to our sunny state.

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