02/04/2008 - 22:00

Bites: Cooking classes with a twist

02/04/2008 - 22:00

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Popular Leederville Indian restaurant, Latasha’s Place, is moving on from its current concept of dining in/ take away eatery to start a cooking studio-cum-deli-cum-take away venue, to be called Latasha’s Kitchen.

Bites: Cooking classes with a twist

Popular  Leederville Indian restaurant, Latasha’s Place, is moving on from its current concept of dining in/ take away eatery to start a cooking studio-cum-deli-cum-take away venue, to be called Latasha’s Kitchen.

The restaurant, located at 745 Newcastle Street, has been owned and operated by Latasha Menon since 2003.

“I am still very passionate about cooking but it is the other side of the business that I found hard to keep up with, like finding staff, increasing rents and higher food prices,” Mrs Menon told Gusto.

The focus on traditional, home-style, southern Indian curries will shift to cooking classes following the “spice trail”, which includes Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

The takeaway menu will move from the bain-marie dishes to freshly made salads and paninis with exotic flavours The refitted venue will sell a range of merchandise including ingredients as well as pots and items that Mrs Menon had custom made for the restaurant.

Latasha’s Kitchen is expected to be launched soon and will open from 10am to 5pm.

The cooking classes will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

••• The highly anticipated Margaret River Wine Region Festival is approaching with the date set for this year’s event from May 2 to 4.

The festivities include the annual downhill wine barrel cart race, the vintage festival at Cowaramup Oval, mini festivals on the Saturday held in venues including Caves House and Augusta Hotel, and the vintage stomp along with the parade, which will close the festival on the Sunday.

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