As much as we all love hanging out with our friends in Insta-worthy venues, there’s no better way to get properly excited about an event than by making food the centrepiece, right? From ethical expos to shamelessly bougie brunches, here are five events we’ve handpicked that will have you foodies salivating in record time.
Perth Vegan Expo
When: 30 - 31 March
Where: Forrest Place
With veganism steadily becoming more prevalent, the Perth Vegan Expo is the perfect forum for those who are already proudly plant-based or who are merely interested in learning more about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. In addition to being jam-packed with inspirational speakers, cooking demos, and workshops, this two-day event is all about connecting Perth with influential vegans from Australia and overseas. Access to the markets and activities at Forrest Place and the undercroft of the Town Hall is free, while you can purchase tickets to the talks, workshops, and cooking demos here. Learn the best vegan pre-workout tips as well.
Perth Night Noodle Markets
When: 5 April - 14 April
Where: Elizabeth Quay
Foodies rejoice, your favourite market is finally returning! Taking over Elizabeth Quay for just nine days, the Perth Night Noodle Market brings a delicious slew of Asian Hawker food stalls. Take your pick of signature dishes from the likes of Hoy Pilloy, Shallot Thai, Bangkok Street Food, What the Pho, Bao Wow, and heaps more. As always, it’s free entry, and did we mention your furry friends are welcome too?
Wines of Northern Spain - Wine Tasting Class
When: Sunday 28 April
Where: Duende Leederville
While wine is the main attraction of this event, naturally there are some delicious tapas on offer too, so don’t fret! Join Anja Lewis from Canny Grapes to learn all there is to know about the paradise that is Spain’s northern wine regions in this Wines of Northern Spain Wine Tasting Class. This wine tasting class will start off by learning about Galicia, the green corner of Spain that is renowned for its aromatic whites and lighter style reds, followed by the reds of Rueda and Rioja. You will taste seven lovingly selected Spanish wines paired with Duende’s delectable tapas - what better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon?
Prosecco Fountain Brunch
When: Every Sunday until 26 May
Where: The Globe Perth
Chances are you’ve already caught a glimpse of this mysterious fountain through your trendiest friends’ Instagram Stories. Perth’s exclusive Prosecco fountain is courtesy of The Globe and its glamorous Prosecco Fountain Brunch series. For just $49 per person, this brunch experience includes a peach iced tea cocktail on arrival, your choice of the main brunch item, two whole hours of free flowing Prosecco and spritz from the fountain, and a Mimosa and Bellini station. Regardless of whether or not you’re a Prosecco enthusiast, how can you resist this photo op?
State Makers 2019
When: 21 March - 21 April
Where: State Buildings
Taking over the stunning State Buildings, State Makers 2019 is a vibrant month-long festival that celebrates the best food, wine, and art that WA has to offer. In terms of dining experiences, there’s a Petition Kitchen x Bread In Common Collab Dinner that sees two of Perth’s most reputable restaurants join forces. Closing the festival is the La Famiglia Easter Lunch, a traditionally abundant Italian lunch at The Post. While the food and wine options are enough to sate your inner foodie’s appetite for the rest of the year, make sure you also make the most of the workshops and live music. Browse the extensive State Makers 2019 program here.