Chicho Gelato launches a limited Japanese dessert
Chicho Gelato owners Cesare and Carly De Bartolo’s travels through Japan and Taiwan have inspired the melonpan gelato, the couple’s latest foray into combining bread and ice cream (remember last summer’s brioche con granita?). “Once you start digging you realise that [the Japanese’s] passion and tenacity for perfection is relentless,” says Cesare of the sweet bread filled with a salted milk gelato and a sweet read-bean paste. “This is evident in their food scene.” This weekend-only treat is being launched this Saturday and will be available until Sunday September 16.

One Last Night at Late Night Valentine
Traditionally, bad news calls for a moment of silence. And while the imminent closure of Beaufort Street bar and nightclub Late Night Valentine is undoubtedly sad, the Highgate bar is leaving in the same way it started: with a bang and a party. In typical Late Night Valentine style, the owners will be sending the bar off on Saturday August 25 with an evening filled with thoughtful drinks and lo-fi wines, good tunes, and a packed dance floor. Entry is free for everyone that clicks “going” on the event’s Facebook page.

Budburst takes a bow
Also on the topic of sad closures, Rachael Niall will be handing the keys to Mount Hawthorn small bar Budburst to new owners. But before that she’ll host a series of farewell dinners with chef Gwenael Lesle. The three-course dinners are $60 per person and include Lesle’s house-made charcuterie, a crowd favourite since Budburst opened in 2015. The dinners run from Wednesday August 29 to Friday August 31 and bookings are essential.

Denmark wines at Cott & Co.
Andrew Hoadley of Denmark-based boutique winery La Violetta is hosting an evening of food and wine at Cott & Co. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner with fine matching wines and will be among the first members of the public to taste La Violetta’s newest vintages and releases. Tickets are $95 per person and bookings are essential.

A fashion and cheese adventure Fromage Artisans is pairing up with the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival to celebrate its first birthday. Join the licensed fromagerie on Thursday September 6 for an evening of fashion, cheese grazing and bubbles. Guests will enjoy a cocktail on arrival plus a viewing of the new women’s collection by Perth-based designer Danielle Marklew of Stasera Designs. The bar will be open for additional drinks during the evening. Tickets are $98 per person and available online.