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School’s in for WA’s top chefs

BEV Sprague’s Amano Cooking School is getting ready for its first classes in March. Among those to swap the chef’s hat for chalk are popular Perth chefs Kate Lamont of Lamonts, Mark Rogers of Kailis Fish Café, Beaumonde Catering head chef Gary Payne, Subiaco head chef Brad Burton, Zafferano head chef Peter Manifis and Must Winebar head chef Russell Blaikie.

Mark Roberts is scheduled to teach the first class. Mark says the class, called A Simple Piece of Fish, will educate the participants on identifying good fish and how to cook different varieties of fish. For those who were lucky enough to get Sophie Zalokar’s book PicNic for Christmas be sure to keep Tuesday March 11 free. Sophie will be a guest chef for the class Outdoor Feasts.

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Gusto came across some amusing food news and thought it was worthy of a good mention. An article in thea recent Food News Bulletin distributed by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia has highlighted that a French court has ruled custard pie throwing a criminal offence. The story says that a 57-year-old Belgian man, Noel Godin, was fined 23,000 euros for throwing a pineapple-flavoured pie at a former French presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Chevenement. The court is reported to have said: “The fact of receiving on one’s person, by surprise, a projectile – even a cream tart, constitutes an act of violence which regardless of the physical assault is of a nature to provoke emotional shock.”

Apparently the rogue tart thrower’s targets have included Bill Gates, French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy and film director Jean-Luc Godard.

The article says that Mr Godin’s lawyer would appeal the decision. 

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If you missed WA Business News’ article about the new look Altos be sure not to miss the opening of Altos Bistro. The extensively renovated restaurant will begin trading as Altos Bistro on January 28.

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