03/07/2007 - 22:00

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03/07/2007 - 22:00

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Chris Taylor has postponed the redevelopment of Cottesloe’s Indiana Tea House until next year. The venue was due for a facelift this month, however a tight building market has prompted Mr Taylor, who also owns Fraser’s Restaurant and Bluewater Grill, to push back the renovation until next winter.

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Amano Cooking School’s Bev Sprague (no relation to Gusto) is a big fan of the south of France. So much so, in fact, that she is organising the school’s next culinary adventure for May next year, to be held in Dordogne.

Ms Sprague says the Dordogne area is famous for duck, foie gras, walnuts and cheese, and there are some fabulous wines produced in nearby Bordeaux and Bergerac.

Guests stay in a restored farmhouse set on 12 hectares of farmland close to the town of Les Eysies. The trip includes visits to markets, producers and dining out at some of the area’s finest restaurants and bistro.

But an atmosphere of exclusivity still remains, with room for just eight people on the tour.

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The Margaret River Wine Association is bringing a range of the region’s best red wines up to Perth for a special tasting day for chefs, sommeliers and restaurateurs.

The trade-only event is designed to show-off the latest release wines, and is scheduled for Monday July 30 at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park.

The Margaret River Reds Day will feature a range of products from big-name producers to boutique wineries. Those wanting to attend need to register with the MRWIA.

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The annual Wine and Food Festival has a big focus on grape crushing producers. This year there will be more than 100 wineries showing off more than 800 varieties.

WA’s growing beer industry will also be represented, with 14 brewers on show. There will also be a wide range of food producers providing tastes of everything from bratwurst to passion fruit paste. The festival takes place on Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8.

 

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