Simon’s says go alfresco

RENOVATIONS to create a new-look cafe section at Simon’s Seafood Restaurant are complete and include a stylish Italian pizza oven.

Simon’s Seafood Restaurant owner Harry Ferrante began introducing the changes late last year, which have made room for an alfresco area to accommodate consumers’ changing dining habits.

“I have made it like a cafe bar and put on a bar food menu. There is pizza, mussels, oysters, sushi and pasta. There is alfresco seating for 35 people,” Harry says.

“The trend in eating is more casual informal dining and cafe dishes tend to have gone in that direction. The five-star hotels have gone that way.”

Harry says that the cafe section forms part of the existing restaurant.

“The new alfresco area blends in very well with the restaurant.”

The pizza oven is a feature of the restaurant.

“The outside metal is a special copper and it has been burnt and treated so it has a nice look,” Harry says.

The Sheraton Perth Hotel’s executive chef Fritz Hansal has taken on the added responsibility of managing the food and beverage department. The move to combining the two jobs was implemented upon the departure of Sheraton Perth’s food and beverage manager Dario Orsini, who received a transfer to the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Bangkok late last month.


The Fremantle Arts Centre’s free music concert this Sunday may keep foodies out for a little longer than a few cups of coffee. Tok Pan Tok will play an array of instruments including pan pipes, vuuta boards and a mouthbow. The music and visual display takes place at the centre’s courtyard between 2pm and 4pm.


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