Gusto sends a birthday greeting to La Vigna bottle shop proprietor, Michael Tamburi, who celebrated his 50th birthday at the weekend. The wine buff celebrated the big occasion with a few friends, about 180 all up, at the Indiana Tea House at a cocktail function on Sunday.
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Vas Vasilas, the proprietor of Club Zero Caffe, a relative newcomer to the West Perth eating scene, hopes to be offering customers a full wine and beer list in the coming weeks. The cafe, owned by Vas Vasilas, was formerly a lunch bar but underwent renovations last year and reopened as a more upmarket affair.
Mr Vasilas has applied for a liquor licence and, provided it is approved, customers will be able to have a glass of wine or beer when dropping in for lunch. Mr Vasilas, who bought the lease last May, says going upmarket was a point of difference from the many eateries along Hay Street.
Club Zero Caffe is located at1238 Hay Street, between Colin and Outram streets.
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Must Winebar’s ‘Meet the Maker’ evenings for 2007 kick off next month. Heading up from the Great Southern are Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam, the founders of Frankland Estate. The pair will be showcasing the release of the 2006 Frankland Estate single vineyard wines. It’s a free event and takes place at Must in Highgate between 6pm and 7.30pm.
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The new year has brought some changes to popular Fremantle restaurant, Harvest.
Clint Nolan and Miles Hull have reopened the venue following the Christmas break with a fresh look and fresh menu. Regular diners will notice the fresh paint, varnish and wall paper.
There's also a new summer menu, which includes grilled marron, melon, cucumber, tomato and mint salad and beef fillet, mushroom mousse, potato gnocchi and wild rocket.
And the team has a few more refreshing changes to make during the year.
Mr Nolan and Mr Hull plan to offer guests the opportunity to eat their meals from a spot with uninterrupted views of the charming chefs in the kitchen. Called the "kitchen bar", the guests lucky enough to book the table for four will sit right up against the kitchen.