Heritage Month in Albany 18 April - 18 May 2013
• Open days at Mouchemore Cottage.
The cottage is next to the Western Australian Museum Albany and will be open for the community to view from 12.30-4pm on April 21 and 28 and May 5.
Group bookings outside these hours can be made by contacting Katy Richter at the City of Albany on 9841 9257.
• Heritage in Albany and WA today: A free panel discussion presented by the WA Museum Albany from 5.30-7pm on Thursday, May 9 at the Co-op Building in Residency Road, Albany.
• Albany History Walk: An informative and entertaining walk through Albany’s historic centre, 10am-noon Monday to Saturday from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, May 18. Bookings on 0407 397 484 or email email@example.com
• Night Tours of Albany Old Convict Gaol: 8-10pm daily from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, May 18. Bookings on 0407 397 484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Free entry Sundays at the Old Farm, Strawberry Hill: 10am-4pm, April 21, 28 April, May 5, 12.
• Stories of heritage buildings in Albany: St John’s Church, York Street, 3-5pm, Tuesday, April 23 to Thursday, May 2. Bookings 9841 4844 or email email@example.com
• New Hat for an Old Lady: An open day on Saturday, May 4 at the Old Farm, Strawberry Hill for people to see the completed roof and hear a talk by the project architect. Gates open at 10am.
• Cryptic Heritage Challenge Walking Tour: From 10-11.30am and 1.30-3pm on Tuesday, May 14, starting at the Co-op Building, WA Museum Albany. More details www.museum.wa.gov.au
Get ready to eat, drink and have fun!
Take in the delights of regional vineyard events, fresh produce, culinary conversations and a long list of other seductive opportunities during the two months of Taste Great Southern 2013.
Taste events are occurring in Denmark, Albany, Mount Barker, Porongurup, Ongerup and Kendenup.
Dan Sharp has a passion for food creating world class degustation and cocktail menus, teaching cooking classes and launching Sharp Infusion fine catering. In 2007, Dan took out the national title for the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Awards in Sydney. Dan has worked with world renowned chefs, Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone, Peter Kuruvita and Poh Ling Yeow, cooked for music industry superstars and travelled to Cambodia to cook for world dignitaries and royal families.
Russell Blaikie grew up in Margaret River on a farm where his passion for produce and provenance began. He worked in London with one of Europe’s greatest chefs, Anton Mosimann. He now co-owns the highly successful Must Winebar in Perth and Must Margaret River, is a regular on 720 ABC’s Drive program and has recently authored Must Eat, his first cook book.
Herb Faust holds the title of the only winning contestant to date on Channel 7’s Iron Chef Australia. Herb’s career has seen him take on many roles, such as catering to some 150 boarders at Scotch College, to catering for Kerry Packer on his polo ranch in Ellerston. More recently Herb has launched his newest exciting venture, Herb Faust Food.
Vince Garreffa is a gregarious and lovable butcher, businessman, chef and media personality. The “Prince of Flesh” began his career as a butcher in 1965 and opened his own store in 1979. A larger than life character, Vince still runs his own butcher shop as well as offering meat workshops and cooking classes.
Verity James is a vivacious media personality and writer who was a broadcaster with the ABC for 25 years. During the last five years as a freelancer, Verity has owned and run a fresh produce business and currently works for ABC radio, tutors at Edith Cowan University in broadcasting and is a funeral celebrant!
Don Hancey is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most dynamic and innovative chefs for his simple, yet brilliant, ability of pairing regional produce and premium Australian wines. Don’s 30-year strong career has seen him in a vast selection of roles including management and catering for prestigious wineries such as Howard Park, West Cape Howe, Cape Mentelle, Voyager Estate and Cullen Wines. Don currently owns his own catering business, Pan-o-Rama Catering.
Sophie Zalokar is an accomplished chef and food writer. Sophie grew up in the Barossa Valley in South Australia and trained as a chef with renowned cook, TV food presenter and food manufacturer Maggie Beer at the Pheasant Farm Restaurant. Sophie and her family now live in Pemberton and run their business ‘Foragers Field and Kitchen Cooking School’. A purpose built facility on a small farm, offering educational culinary tourism experiences.
Vincenzo Velletri is passionate about cooking with fresh food, produced locally, as well as being passionate about eating it! Vincenzo has worked at some of the finest Italian restaurants in Perth and now has his own catering company called “IL Paiolo events catering”, specialising in wood fires oven cooking. Were pleased to welcome Vincenzo back to taste.
Sunday March 10 9am to 3pm
Event takes place on the sidewalk of Peels Place.
A selection of the world’s food on one street. Come and taste some street food from all over the world.
The Taste of Sandalwood @ The Sandalwood Café Mt Romance
2 Down Rd, Albany. Relax in the beautiful surrounds of the Sandalwood Café at Mt Romance with a delicious high tea featuring sandalwood infused tea, wine and treats showcasing local produce. Indulge with a relaxing and rejuvenating gong session in the magnificent cone meditation space with calming scents of Sandalwood. Be entertained by local songstress Kathy Alexander. Tickets include a goody bag.
Food to Share @ Vancouver Café and Store 65 Vancouver St, Albany
Share some of our favourite recipes. With the help of our special guest Chef, Vincenzo Velletri, we will demonstrate how easy it is to make our Pizza Bianca, calzone etc along with various side dishes using local produce. Pesto, pickles and sauces. You will have the opportunity to taste the food, help prepare and have recipes to take home and make yourself. A fun relaxed afternoon with good company and great local produce.
Saturday March 16
Beach Fiesta with Russell Blaikie from Must Winebar @ Three Anchors
2 Flinders Pde, Middleton Beach, Albany
Renowned Chef Russell Blaikie and local chef Amy Hamilton will be cooking a shared table feast, featuring local produce at Three Anchors, Middleton Beach. Come and enjoy the sunset, live music and feast on local seafood paellas, matching local beer and wine.
TASTE ON YORK STREET @ York Street Café
184 York St, Albany Join us for a celebration of fresh local produce and flavoursome food. This year we will offer an authentic “from plot to plate” degustation dinner based on produce from local vegetable and herb gardens, fruit orchards and farms, dams and waterways. A selection of Frankland Estate’s most acclaimed wines will be matched to the creative and delicious menu designed by Stephen Roberts head Chef at York Street Café, and accomplished Chef and food writer Sophie Zalokar.
Under 20 Fusion @ Albany Town Hall and surrounds
217 York Street, Albany
Enjoy wines from the boutique under 20 ton Great Southern wineries combined with local arts, music and food. Visit amazingalbany.com for more details and bookings.
Friday March 22 March
Fine Food and Whisky Long Table Dinner @ Great Southern Distilling Company 252 Frenchmans Bay Rd, AlbanyJoin Iron Chef winner Herb Faust and Great Southern Distilling Company’s Director Cameron Syme for an extravagant evening of food and whisky matching.Guests will indulge in a five course degustation dinner, designed and prepared by celebrity Chef Herb Faust, with every course accompanied by a perfectly selected Limeburners Single Malt Whisky.
Sunday March 24