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Nic Trimboli has decided on a name for his new Cottesloe eatery, which he hopes to open at the end of next month.

Bites

Nic Trimboli has decided on a name for his new Cottesloe eatery, which he hopes to open at the end of next month.

Mr Trimboli has taken inspiration from the cabaret days that once graced the premises of La Tropicana Café, which Mr Trimboli bought in July.

The building used to house the Lido Cabaret, which was popular among the locals back in the 1940s and 1950s.

When Mr Trimboli and manager Daniel Goodsell finish renovating the café it will reopen as il Lido. And yes, as the name suggests, Italian will be the food focus.

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Next year’s Leeuwin Estate concerts on February 16 and 17 will feature internationally acclaimed soprano, Yvonne Kenny, with tenor, David Hobson, alongside the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for the annual suits down south schmooze-fest.  According to Leeuwin, the performance will cover a range of classics from the opera and the stage.

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Next month marks the first anniversary since organic café and produce shop Margaret River Providore opened its doors. The store’s organic garden has grown steadily and has allowed the business to increase its product range. The store has expanded its take-home range including a selection of organic pasta sauces. The café has also unveiled a new spring menu, which relies heavily on the fresh, organic produce from its gardens, as well as local ingredients. Those heading down to Providore this spring can peruse a menu which includes organic vegetable and quinoa salad, Moroccan lamb curry, roasted beetroot and caramelised leek salad with Margaret River goat’s cheese and fresh fish tempura.

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Oz Brewing's plans to open its Mad Monk microbrewery and pub at the former Miss Maud’s site on Fremantle’s cappuccino strip have been slightly delayed following an increase in development costs. Oz Brewing had to raise an additional $1 million from investors to fund the third stage of the pub’s development after costs unexpectedly increased. The company said the cost increase was partly to do with labour and materials, but was also related to including an upstairs balcony on the site, which will expand seating capacity from about 150 people to 550 people. Oz Brewing told investors recently that it now expected to open the business toward the middle of next month.

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MNQ late night lounge bar officially opens on Friday August 24 at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. Gusto revealed earlier this month that Burswood was planning to open a glamorous-looking late night venue. Burswood reckons guests will feel like they’ve entered another world with secret nooks, tunnels and secluded meeting spaces. Burswood have spent $1 million decking out the space with plush furnishings, glove velour chairs, plenty of dark fabric and a chandelier shipped across from Italy. The bar is open from Thursday to Sunday from 7pm to 4am.

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