What’s on in Perth for July – Don your loosest pants and get your taste buds ready for these upcoming food and drink events.
July may be smack bang in the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean all the fun, activity, and events freeze. No sir. In fact, July is crammed full of fun, with multiple events taking place across the duration of the month. From decadent truffle dinners to an afternoon full of cake, these are some of the best foodie events happening in Perth this July.
July 16th – 25th, Margaret River and surrounds
It’s time to come out of hibernation and explore everything that the southwest has to offer during winter; at least that’s what Cabin Fever is urging you to do. This bumper 10-day festival sees over 40 fabulous events – from fondue by the fire to luxurious 6-course degustations – popping up all over the Margaret River region. It’s the perfect way to get a taste of what the region has to offer when the sun isn’t shining and the beaches are wild and woolly. Keep it casual with something like ‘moules and frites’ at Monkey Bar ($65.00), or go all out with a degustation dinner over an evening at Tiller Dining ($189.00).
Make a weekend of it and grab yourself tickets to a few events, but you’ve got to be quick as events are selling out fast.
6.00pm – 7.30pm, July 7th and 8th, State Buildings
Food and wine go together like cheese and crackers, but this alcohol-free event, aptly named ‘Zero’, is here to challenge perceptions and break boundaries. Starting at Petition Beer Corner, you’ll be guided through the state buildings by resident mixologist, Eoin Kenny, stopping along the way to snack and sip on some of Perth’s finest alcohol-free cocktails. At the halfway point, a sit-down feast will be served in the Postal Hall before you’re ushered downstairs for a private, non-alcoholic cocktail masterclass with Lyre’s Spirit Co and The London Essence.
Secure tickets to this hangover-free cocktail journey for $95.00 + booking fee.
Let Them Eat Cake
3.00pm – 5.00pm, July 10th, The Mark at the State Buildings
A follow on from her smash-hit event where she paired wines with all your favourite junk foods, head sommelier of the State Buildings, Emma Farrelly, is now turning her attention solely to cake. For a glorious few hours, let Farrelly take you through some fun, unexpected, and sometimes controversial cake and wine combos. Think things like a refreshing and acidic white wine with vanilla cheesecake, or a big, fruity red to complement a rich, flourless chocolate sponge.
For just $85.00, you can reserve yourself a seat at this decadent afternoon tea.
Reveley Truffle Dinner
6.30pm, July 22nd, The Reveley
Join executive chef, Ben Keal, and head chef, Dario Pompucci, as they indulge you in a decadent, 5-course, truffle-led dinner at The Reveley. Using fresh truffle from Millgrove Truffles in Manjimup, this dinner explores the rich yet delicate flavour and aroma of the prized ingredient. Enjoy it shaved over Margaret River venison with quandong and celeriac, or savour its flavour on sous vide free-range egg from Southampton. Wash it all down with a perfectly paired with a wine (or wines, plural) from Denmark’s Castelli Estate.
The decadent dinner will set you back $149.00 per person.
12.00pm – 4.00pm, July 18th, Petition Beer Corner
Prepare your tastebuds for a friendly annihilation as the crew from Artisan Brewing join forces with Petition Beer Corner for a degustation lunch of epic proportions. The beer-and-food-matched 6-course feast will see you sipping on no less than 9 Belgian style brews over the course of the lunch, with another 2 special beers to be released and taste-tested on the day. You’ll be among the very first to try the brand new Beer Corner x Artisan Brewing collabs – a super peachy ‘Sans Peche’ saison, and a Flanders Red Belgian Stout.
Grab your tickets for $115.00 and gear up for a big, hop-filled day.
6.30pm nightly, July 6th – 11th, The Guildford Hotel
Deck the halls with cocktails and a snow white yule log; The Guildford Hotel is celebrating Christmas in July in style. Join them for an epic shared dinner beginning with crusty bread and dips, before stuffing yourself full on smoked turkey, beef brisket, Yorkshire pudding, and crispy roast potatoes. Be sure to save some room for the star of the show, the snow white yule log. The whole menu is designed to be shared and enjoyed over a cocktail or 3, so don your favourite ugly Christmas sweater and get in the spirit.
5.30pm and 8.00pm sessions, July 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th, State Buildings
Find yourself being transported to the beaches of Koh Samui thanks to the second instalment of Long Chim’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series. With are just 5 seats per sitting, this exclusive and intimate event will see you transported (blindfolded, nonetheless) to a secret location, before sitting down to a private and immersive cocktail experience with mixologist, Eoin Kenny. Delight in the flavours of the Thai island through 6 specialist cocktails and paired food. No Thai flavour is left untouched, with dishes like a funky, spicy, and delicious Ma Hor, and a beautifully pungent durian cocktail on the menu.
For $200.00 per person, you can grab yourself a ticket and get that travel feeling again.
Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm – 5pm, The Newport Hotel
The good folk at The Newport Hotel have curated a bottomless offer that’s almost too good to be true.
You’ll have two hours to chow down as much New York style pizza as you can fit in. Plus bottomless prosecco, mimosas, wine, beer and their infamous fishbowls. Yowza, that’s a bloody good deal.
Kicks off Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July, running every weekend (weekly).
Just $49 per person – bookings are essential.
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