A Rockpool collaboration at Crown Perth
Rockpool Bar & Grill is joining forces with its Sydney and Melbourne sister restaurants Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple and Sake Restaurant & Bar for the first time for The Rockpool Quartet Dinner on Thursday April 29. The collaborative meal, part of Good Food Month, will see each restaurant contribute to four courses plus snacks and dessert. Rockpool Bar & Grill executive chef Corey Costelloe, who oversees the three restaurants in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, will be joined in the kitchen by Perth’s head chef Ludovic Mulot and chefs from the visiting restaurants. On the menu? Spice Temple’s barbeque pork buns, Rosetta’s gnocco fritto with mortadella, and a selection of Sake’s spicy tuna roll, tuna tataki and tuna nori crisp. Larger dishes include agnolotti, Sichuan coral trout and Cape Grim beef fillet with café de Paris butter. Book here.
The State Buildings’ annual celebration of WA talent
Most of the events at The State Building’s State Makers Festival have already sold out, but you can still score tickets to Chef Play on April 27. The collaborative dinner at Petition – with multiple chefs from the State Buildings – is promising no rules or restrictions, just play. Tickets are $125, plus an extra $50 for paired wines selected by the venues' award-winning director of wine, Emma Farrelly. You can also get your hands on tickets to Sweet Voyage, held at The Treasury Lounge and Bar from April 29 until May 1, where you’ll be treated to three sweet courses by pastry chef Rika Shiina. There’s also an Italian feast, Nostrale, at Post on April 29, which includes a three-course dinner by chef Kim Brennan. Each dish will be paired with local WA wines and select Italian drops. Book here
Perth’s first chicken and beer festival
Subiaco Market Square is filling up with fried chook and craft beer over the Anzac Day weekend. Expect more than 60 brews from Little Creatures, Pirate Life, Mountain Goat and Fat Bull (who are launching two new brews for the festival), among others. Pair your tipple with a New Orleans-inspired deep-fried chicken from Satchomo Café in North Perth; spicy chicken wings from Wingman; boa buns from Baolicious; or vegan bahn mi, baos and fries from The Dirty Swine. There’ll also be a silent disco and carnival rides. And dogs are welcome. Get your tickets here.
An operatic dinner
Brookfield Place in the CBD is bringing back its roaming event, Rossini’s Perfect Pairing (named after Italian composer Gioachino Rossini and inspired by his operatic work, The Barber of Seville) which takes guests between venues Bar Lafayette, Print Hall, The Heritage Wine Bar, W.Churchill and Bobeche. Diners will be lead by WA food writer Max Brearley and experience a gin on arrival before a lemon and grapefruit cocktail from Bar Lafayette and more drinks at each stop. Matching bites from Print Hall, The Heritage Wine Bar and W.Churchill will also be served, alongside exclusive performances by The West Australian Opera. Two sessions are available: on Tuesday April 27 and Wednesday April 28. Book here.
An offal degustation at Propeller
Propeller’s head chef Kurt Sampson is cooking up an offal feast for one night only on Wednesday April 28. This isn’t the first time that Sampson has made off-cuts such as liver, tongue and heart the star – he’s held regular offal dinners over the years to introduce more diners to these divisive – and delicious – organ meats. Expect bold, spiced flavours of the Middle East and Levantine regions. The set menu is $69 with matching wine available. Book online.