Last night we attended The West Australian Good Food Guide launch and awards for 2013 at the recently opened and very impressive Print Hall, Brookfield Place in Perth.
I was lucky enough to meet Rockpool’s Neil Perry, food critic extraordinaire Rob Broadfield and Guillaume Brahimi whose restaurant Bistro Guillaume is opening at Crown Perth over the weekend.
Print Hall is an incredible four level space which was the original home of The West Australian Newspaper and has now been converted into a hospitality venue complete with rooftop terrace, bars and dining rooms. The attention to detail in restoring the original detailing combined with all the beautiful new additions is truly breathtaking.
I caught up with the lovely Denise Cheir, PR Manager at Crown Perth. Denise has had the most fascinating life with stints in Mexico, the Maldives, New York, has lived all across Australia and now happily calls Perth home.
How amazing is this giant cheese display?
I also ran into gorgeous WAG Rayne Embley, who had a night off from running Beluga, a restaurant that her and West Coast Eagles hubby Andrew Embley co-own. Rayne has been working 12 hour shifts while looking after two young children, and she STILL manages to look glamorous.
Guests indulged in free flowing wine and champagne and enjoyed delicious canapés and oysters, freshly shucked by Perth’s oyster King Jerry Fraser.
My handsome hubby
The big winners of the evening were Restaurant Amusé, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Petite Mort, Red Cabbage, Clarkes of North Beach, 1907, Andaluz, Divido, Must Winebar, Nine Nine Food and The Trustee.
For all the details of the evening, check out todays West Australian and you can order your own copy of the Good Food Guide 2013 here, they make great gifts!