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Watershed year ahead for food and wine lovers

A NEW bar has opened in Mount Lawley. ENV Bar and Tapas, at 677 Beaufort Street, replaces Italian restaurant Piazza Bar and Restaurant and is just up the street from the Astor Cinemas. 

 

Word from Margaret River’s Watershed Premium Wines is that its $2.5 million restaurant development has proved popular over Christmas. According to Watershed’s spokeswoman Amanda Fay the new restaurant was “packed each day”, with a mix of people wanting the fine dining experience and families that took full advantage of the cafe playground.  Watershed’s executive chef is Mike Armstrong. Mr Armstrong has spent several years working in the State’s south running his own catering business and was previously the head chef at Stephenies Restaurant.

The new Watershed restaurant seats 200 people and is open from 10 am to 5pm, seven days a week. 

 

Must Winebar’s dabble into cocktail classes has paid off, according to Must Winebar director and executive chef Russell Blaikie.

“We decided to do two in January as an experiment and they sold out, so we are going to run them in February,” he says.

The classes are run by barman Gerome Vaughan and involve participants making and, if all-goes to plan, drinking seven cocktails.

“They get a muddler [what you use to grind cocktail ingredients], a couple of cocktail glasses and a great time,” Mr Blaikie says.

 

A Korean barbecue experience has opened in Subiaco. Arirang Restaurant is located at the former Redds site and offers a similar brand of hospitality to the owner’s Barrack Street restaurant.

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