11/04/2006 - 22:00

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Paul Medica, head chef at the Hilton’s The Globe Restaurant, has just announced a fresh menu that is moving diners into a new season of produce.

Bites

Paul Medica, head chef at the Hilton’s The Globe Restaurant, has just announced a fresh menu that is moving diners into a new season of produce.

Intensive research into current offerings in the Perth food scene have resulted in an innovative and creative menu at The Globe, with features including ravioli nero of crayfish mousse, South West lamb loin wrapped in prosciutto, and homemade pasta with seared corn-fed chicken.

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Ever wanted a true cultural experience without leaving the dining table? Well Maurizio’s Culture Club may well have an answer for you.

On Thursday April 20, Maurizio’s Restaurant on Fitzgerald Street is offering a lesson in Italian art, history, language and culture, plus food of course.

Antonio Casella, president of the Dante Alighieri Society, will introduce guests to the father of Italian language, Dante Alighieri, and paint a picture of the stunning city of Florence.

University of Western Australia Italian Renaissance Lecturer Lorenzo Matteoli will then guide guests through the inner sanctums of the Sistine Chapel.

The night concludes with a silent auction of artworks by Italian and Australian artists currently displayed on Maurizio’s walls.  Throughout out this evening of cultural splendour, Maurizio’s three-course authentic regional menu will guarantee a palpable Italian feel.

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There is still time to make it up to the Swan Valley’s ‘Taste of the Valley’, which finishes April 30.

Sittella Winery & Café will host a musical alfresco event on April 16 and 17 on its luscious lawn. Oakover Wines is holding a foray into food with a five-course wine dinner to be held on April 21. All meals are matched with wines from Oakover’s impressive collection.

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As Easter rapidly approaches thoughts, turn to that one constant guaranteed to elevate even the more deflated of moods – chocolate.

Chokeby Road is again leading this year’s charge on ever-present Swiss chocolate niche.

Gusto hears that the flagship store in the CBD, which also houses a Lindt specialty store, has been doing an amazing trade with dark chocolate emerging as a hot Easter item this year.

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