Food & Wine

Wine News with Anne Dawson

WHILE the official launch of Goundrey’s new label, Offspring, isn’t until next Wednesday, the new brand is already bringing home awards.


A touch of magic spice and a focus on quality, authentic food, are just two of the factors behind the success and longevity of a Perth favourite, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

Tinelli plans JoJo’s launch

UMBERTO Tinelli is all but certain to take over JoJo’s River Restaurant in four to eight weeks’ time. Mr Tinelli says he is waiting for final settlement, which includes liquor licence transfers.

A little bit of Italy in Northbridge

REGULAR Gusto readers will remember this correspondent’s culinary sojourn through Europe last year.

No room for vote error

THE Perth public might be behind Room Nineteen but the population of our great city alone will not be able to save the Northbridge-based reality TV restaurant.

Anchor lodges Australia’s one millionth trademark

IN an unusual turnabout Western Australian-owned Anchor Foods has secured the one millionth trademark in Australia for its updated Anchor Lion brand.The turnabout comes because Anchor was one of the v


Dealing with town planning and licensing issues has proved frustrating for a Subiaco restaurant – and it has been confusing for some customers. Julie-anne Sprague reports.


On a recent trip to Melbourne, Julie-anne Sprague discovered that one of WA’s finest exports plays a big part in that city’s great nightlife – all hail Little Creatures Pale Ale.

South Perth coffee fix

THE founder of hip St Georges Terrace coffee shop Rosso Espresso is looking to open a similar outlet in South Perth. Michael de Marte, who also owns Café Bocca with his brother, Frank, has signed the lease for a property on Mends Street, South Perth.

Top chefs get cooking for a good cause

MT Lawley’s popular Spanish restaurant Flamenco’s has been sold.

atmosphere at Soprano’s in South Perth

It seems the word is well and truly out on the good food and atmosphere at Soprano’s in South Perth, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

BEING a chef at Bluewater Grill

A 17-year association between one of Perth’s best known restaurateurs and one of its top chefs looks to be paying dividends at their latest venture, the Bluewater Grill, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

Tinelli lining up for a long lunch at JoJo’s

UMBERTO Tinelli plans to open a new restaurant, having told Gusto last week of his bid to acquire JoJo’s River Restaurant.

Year-round move for Broome

Long known as a winter destination, some Broome restaurateurs are aiming to make the Kimberley locale more of an all-year operation.

When in Broome ...

MAKE sure you get a ginger beer from Matso’s Broome Brewery. The owners Martin Peirson-Jones and Kim Hart bought the brewery about four years ago and have invested about $400,000 that includes building an on-site microbrewery.


While outdoor cooking is nothing new to most Australians, a Perth man is finding new ways to make the barbecue an indispensable culinary tool, as Julie-anne Sprague discovered.

Moss Brothers sets Asian focus

MOSS Brothers founder and chief executive Jeff Moss has handed over the reigns to the winery’s accountant, Mark Buck


He may have a familiar family name but John Mead’s determined to do things his way, from an understated vibe to fur on the walls, as Julie-anne Sprague discovered.


Why would one of Perth’s top chefs apply for the shortest of short-term jobs? Julie-anne Sprague finds the answers.

Italian face on Highgate ‘hotspot’

GUSTO’S Highgate spies tell us there is a new Italian restaurant opening on the emerging ‘hospitality hotspot’ on the Beaufort Street strip from the Queens to Luxe.


The selection of fine, international wines available to Perth connoisseurs and quaffers is set to increase when a new retail outlet opens in Wembley, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.