Varnish on King

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I wandered into Varnish the other day, following some meetings in town. This little bar, recently awarded the Best Small Bar in Australia award, is well worth a visit. I have been many a time, to eat  (I can recommend the Cajun prawns) or just for a ...

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Swallow Bar

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It was apparently stormy out – as we settled into our seats I received a video text from my son in a more northerly suburb showing the hail and rain pelting down at his place. But in Maylands there had been a few intermittent heavy drops as we walked ...

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Quick & simple chick pea curry

Chickpea-Curry

When you are hankering for a curry fix as I was today and want to make something quickly, and with ingredients you may already have on hand (these are what I had, so this is what you are getting) this is a very tasty and nutritious meal – you can ...

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Subiaco Hotel

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The Subiaco Hotel has undergone major improvements over the past year, and their restaurant is testament to the detailed planning that has produced probably the best pub restaurant in Perth. Entering off Hay Street, there is an inviting ...

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PERTH HILLS WINE SHOW 2014

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The Perth Hills Wine Show returned to its traditional home, the Agricultural Hall at Kostera Oval, in Kalamunda, after a number of years being co-located with the Truffle Festival at Mundaring. When that event fell over last year the Wine Show went ...

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HAWELI

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We visited Haweli in Lake Street for lunch last Tuesday – it’s on the corner of Lake and Francis Streets, where the Maya Masala once was. Not many people there when we arrived at 1.00PM, but I guess some people do have to work at times...anyway those ...

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HOMESTEAD BREWERY

Returning to Mandoon on a Wednesday (after visiting the restaurant on their first day – Monday), this time we decided to try the brewery – first stopping at the cellar door for a wine tasting. Sitting on the verandah at a high bench we had a ...

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SMALL BAR SNIPPETS

Amani (510x680)

Twice in the past week or so we have found ourselves at a small bar for a short time – once at Amani while waiting for others to arrive for a meal in Leederville, and the second at Frisk, after lunch in the City and before we caught our train ...

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Asparagus Tart

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It is Spring...and that means the fabulous WA asparagus is here to enjoy...in the Swan Valley Edgecombe Brothers produce some of the finest and tastiest you will ever experience. Go there and sit under the vines with a glass of wine and ...

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