Food & Wine


On the lookout for good staff? Michael Forde sure is, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

Cognac’s always a very special choice

JUST when many thought the first notes of spring had arrived we were given a sharp reminder of winter last week.


THE owners of Perth Korean barbeque restaurant Arirang plan to convert the former Redds restaurant site in Subiaco into a Korean barbecue restaurant.


Four years after he left the real estate game, Michael De Marte finds he’s now serving many of his former industry colleagues at his successful Café Bocca, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

Tinelli moving out of Rigoletto

UMBERTO Tinelli has sold his Applecross restaurant, Rigoletto, which was launched in February this year.


When local wine scribes were given the chance to sample the winner of last year’s prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy from the Melbourne Wine Show, David Pike was on the guest list.


Producers from the Great Southern have got in early this year, with this week’s Great Southern Perth tasting offering aficionados one of the first looks at the 2003 vintage, as David Pike reports.

Maya Masala’s man looks to grow

NORTHBRIDGE’S Maya Masala restaurant has not been sold, according to its owner Sid Grewal, although there have been recent changes in management.


Despite their comparatively short time in the wine industry, the couple behind Margaret River’s Cape Grace Wines must be doing something right, as a stack of awards in recent years suggests. David Pike reports.

Tsunami rides SMS wave

TSUNAMI proprietor Brett Carboni believes he is providing a world first SMS ordering service to customers of his Mosman Park Japanese restaurant.


The famous and ancient Porongurups provides the backdrop for some of the State’s best wineries, as David Pike reports.

Alessandrino serves up a prime location

AFTER 20 years in the property game, Neil Alessandrino has decided to seek greener pastures as a restaurateur.


West Cape Howe has been a breath of fresh air among the winemaking operations of the Great Southern, as David Pike reports.

Top tasters a big rap for Eminem

WHILE the restaurant name may provoke thoughts of rap music and nasty language, a growing number of Perth food lovers know Eminem as the home of quality Turkish cuisine.

This industry’s all about hospitality

GUSTO has been sent some interesting information, and a clever photo, from the Australian Academy of Hospitality Management.

Another small step for Mann

UNLIKE many of his peers, who shy away from cooking competitions and food promotions, Oceanus executive chef Andrew Mann is a keen participant in extracurricular activities.


The good folk of Plantagenet haven’t taken long to make their mark in the world of wine, as David Pike reports.


NEWCOMER Sensations En Ardross is creating quite a culinary stir at its new home on Ardross Street in Applecross.


The Evans & Tate Classic is back again. David Pike reviews the history of this fine wine and extols some of its virtues.


A long-awaited gallery and art gallery project is just one of the many happenings in Perth’s gastronomic scene. Julie-anne Sprague investigates.

Gusto Vino

While facing the ravages of winter, David Pike also discovers some of the hidden treasures that abound in WA’s Great Southern.