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Wonderful warming food and drink for the colder months
Strange but true: food always tastes better outdoors. This is one reason for the success of Perth's many summertime hawkers markets; the other of course is the quality and variety of the food. Luckily our mild climate allows al fresco dining on a year round basis with the latest opportunity in the return of the Winter Supper Club. Held at the Perth Town Hall on the last Friday evening of each winter month, it's a great place to enjoy gourmet food and live music.
Proudly presented by the City of Perth, the fifth annual Winter Supper Club fills the Town Hall undercroft with a variety of stalls selling warming winter food and drink. The changing line-up of 18 vendors includes several new offerings plus food trucks along Hay Street.
The cooler weather makes rich food more enjoyable and there are some very tempting choices:
Confit duck burgers with a choice of goats cheese and beetroot relish, blue cheese and quince chutney, or pecorino with truffle oil and caramelised onion from Twin Beaks
Gourmet soups from Suppa Club like pumpkin & coconut, or tomato, goat's cheese & basil, all served in a bread bowl
The Pasta Truck offers slow cooked brisket ragout rigatoni and pesto pumpkin & ricotta ravioli
For sweets try Chou Chou's chocolate flambe and caramel apple, almond pear and orange hazelnut tarts, or a handmade chocolate from Sue Lewis Chocolatier.
There are also plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free choices, and don't forget to have a glass of warm and spicy mulled wine.
As well as the delicious food there will be plenty of free entertainment from local musicians, making this the perfect place to visit before an evening out, or to take a break from Friday night shopping.
Winter Supper Club 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 5 – 9pm, Perth Town Hall