17/01/2006 - 21:00


17/01/2006 - 21:00


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All the talk around the premium olive growing region of Moore River at the moment is of an imminent announcement regarding an exciting new food event – oil related no doubt.

In the meantime, for those who want to get the good oil on their olive oil skills, the Australian Olive Association has announced an upcoming series of oil assessment courses.

The seminars are scheduled for March and will feature information on the technical side of olive oil, from beginner to advanced training.

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Truffle season is only a month away.

Now a permanent fixture on the Western Australian food calendar, truffles’ success has been hastened by the efforts of enigmatic restaurateurs Hans Lang and Marianne Kempf.

They spent 14 years at the top kitchen at Windows Restaurant before opening The Gala Restaurant in 2002.

Mr Lang and Ms Kempf were among the first to get their hands on the truffles now produced out of Manjimup and feature a special seasonally driven truffle menu each year.

So while they wait for the season to begin, The Gala Restaurant features a German-themed menu every Wednesday. A product of the ‘master chef’ training both proprietors received in Germany, the menu is an expression of German cuisine at its finest.


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