Perth’s food and wine indulging month, Eat Drink Perth, winds up this week with the final event, Taste of Perth Festival, expected to leave a lasting impression.
Taste Festivals are already held in 18 cities worldwide, including London, Milan and Toronto and are renowned for showcasing premium food and wine.
Taste of Perth event director Simon Wilson said the three-day event from May 2-5 at Langley Park would bring the best restaurants from around Perth to one location.
“Visitors will be able to create their own dream degustation from a range or Perth’s most celebrated restaurants,” Mr Wilson said.
The festival is set to cap off the 10th anniversary of Eat Drink Perth, a food and wine program run by the City of Perth.
Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the Perth dining and bar scene had grown an extraordinary amount in recent years.
“A record number of bars, restaurants and cafes have popped up, bringing with them quality and style which can stand proudly on an international platform,” she said.
“The explosion of Perth’s food and beverage scene in recent years is really shaping our capital city in terms of positioning Perth as a global destination.
“Investing in the promotion of the city’s exploding food and beverage scene pays dividends to businesses throughout the city, exposing visitors to Perth’s new and changing wining and dining offers.”
The City of Perth’s Eat and Drink month of April will finish up with numbers expected to exceed that of 2013, which saw 90,000 visitors attend events over the month.
This year, after the completion of the Taste of Perth Festival this weekend, visitor numbers are expected to exceed 100,000.