Brett Carboni has Nobu in his sights with the appointment of a new head chef and the opening of a fine-dining restaurant in Mosman Park.
BRETT Carboni says the arrival in Perth of international Japanese restaurant, Nobu, at the start of the year was a game-changer.
It has certainly changed the way Mr Carboni, the owner of Tsunami in Mosman Park, goes about his business.
Nearly a decade and a half after Tsunami opened its doors, Mr Carboni has put a second player on the field -Fuku - an intimate, fine-dining restaurant next door to his Tsunami.
And he is poised to launch a new, contemporary menu at Tsunami under the leadership of head chef, Akio Kitakawa.
Fuku is a 16-seat restaurant that draws inspiration from Mr Carboni’s dining experiences in Japan.
“In Japan everything’s done on a very small scale; for instance, I know a guy in Osaka who had a bar that sat eight customers,” Mr Carboni says.
“In Japan they have that intimate atmosphere and that’s what we’re creating here.”
Fuku may reside next door to Tsunami and serve the same cuisine; however, it offers a completely different service.
Whilst Tsunami operates like a normal restaurant, Fuku only offers three set menus that range from $110 to $260 and customers have the option of matching wine or sake to their meals for an additional $75.
“Rather than trying to do everything at Tsunami we established Fuku to target the high end,” Mr Carboni says. “It is totally separate from Tsunami, you can’t ring to make a booking as there’s no telephone here.”