30/11/2004 - 21:00

BITES with Julie-anne Sprague

30/11/2004 - 21:00

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BITES with Julie-anne Sprague

THANKS to the growing number of diners looking to eat a little later than may be considered usual, Tsunami proprietor Brett Carbone has decided to keep his kitchen open until 10.45pm.

And he’s busy talking up the extended closing time to Tsunami regulars in the hope that more people will choose to pop in after an event, a movie, or perhaps swing past from after-work drinks, knowing they can enjoy some top Japanese cuisine.

“I’m going to have a punt because a lot of people do like coming in late and come in at nine or 9.30pm,” he says.

“We’ve been closing the kitchen at 10pm but I am letting our customers know that it’ll be open until 10.45pm and we’ll keep it open late until April next year.”

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Anyone thinking of buying Kate Lamont’s cookbook for a loved one this Christmas can make the present that bit more special by having a special note penned by the chef guru herself.

Ms Lamont will be launching and signing copies of her new book, A year in the kitchen with Kate Lamont, at Amano Cookware Store (the same spot she often is guest chef for Amano’s cooking school) on Saturday December 4 from 11am to 1pm.

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Gusto has heard of a great new location awaiting a hospi-tality operator willing to lease a site scheduled for development completion in about 12 months.

Gusto believes the developers of a site located next to the Commonwealth Bank on St George’s Terrace (the walkway next to Central Park) want to open a bar.

While it won’t be ready for at least a year, Gusto has learned that architects the Buchan Group is on the prowl for someone to operate a bar, which will have St George’s Terrace frontage. Not a bad spot considering the lack of drinking holes along the terrace and the number of suits who work in Central Park, AMP and the Commonwealth Bank Building. It’s all a bit hush hush at the moment but a call to the Buchan Group enquiring about a potential lease of a new development on the terrace could snare a smart operator a rare and prosperous leasing deal.

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An Australiana pub called The Shed will open at the former The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly site in Northbridge in about three weeks.

The owners are busy renovating the outdoor beer garden, indoor dining areas, and touching up the outdoor barbecues. Located opposite the Aberdeen Hotel it’s sure to be a major drawcard for the backpacking crowd.

Owner Brigitte Kenny is recruiting chefs and is keen to employ some straight away. Those interested should call The Shed on 9228 2200.

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