Lunch with Mia Freedman


Yesterday I had lunch with Mia Freedman. Well, it was me, Mia and 100 other guests at Bistro Guillaume at Crown Perth but the way Mia casually chatted, stopped for photos, complimented Perth women on their great style, it felt like a fun and intimate girls lunch.

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Bistro Guillaume Opening – Crown Perth


Crown Perth officially opened it’s new restaurant Bistro Guillaume with a lavish soiree over the weekend. Endless rounds of french champagne and cocktails were enjoyed along with freshly shucked oysters, scallops, wagyu beef skewers and escargot.

Bistro Guillaume’s black, white and green decor is strikingly opulent and inviting, and the view of the pool is world class – you could easily be in Dubai, Miami or Las Vegas.

Designer Lara Kovacevich chatted with Emma Milner about Zhivago’s hot new season harness pants.

I caught up with Helen Bossi who looked stunning in her shimmering, sequinned dress.

Johnny Rufffo popped into the party to say hello and was a big hit with the ladies.

Lara Kovacevich with the ever colourful and effervescent Jenna Clarke who was covering the swanky event for WA Today.  Be sure to check out her take on the evening!

For the grand finale, guests were treated to poolside espresso martinis, chocolate truffles, macarons and salted caramels while enjoying an incredible fireworks display.

Crown Perth has evolved into a truly world class venue with the recent additions of Rockpool, Nobu, Bistro Guillaume and The Merrywell.

A xxx

Nobu – Crown Perth

Nobu is my all time favourite restaurant,  I just love everything about it – the ambience, decor, service and above all – the food. (We went to the official opening with special guest Robert De Niro back in March – check out the post here.)

The occasion was a birthday catch up with two amazing friends who I worked with over ten years ago.  Our friendship has seen us through stints in Japan and Dubai and somehow we have maintained our special connection and always manage to pick up where we left off.  I’m so lucky to have these fabulous and funny girls in my life.

My favourite Nobu dish is yellowtail sashimi with jalapeños; it’s an explosion of citrus, coriander and soy with the perfect amount of jalapeño heat. I could quite happily go to Nobu for this dish alone.  It’s so unbelievably good that one dish wasn’t enough, we had to have two!

I also love how Nobu dishes are designed for sharing, this is my favourite way to eat – to enjoy a little bit of everything.  Next up was a creamy, spicy prawn tempura, pork belly miso caramel and beef toban-yaki – all deliciously divine.

We also indulged in dessert – we shared the miso cappuccino which was a decadent blend of chocolate brûlée, chocolate coffee crumble, cappuccino foam and vanilla ice cream.  On our previous visit we had ordered the Ichigo and decided that we couldn’t possibly pass it up – it’s just too good. A crunchy, icy yuzu granita on top of strawberry pannacotta and lychee – it’s a tasty, textural sensation.

Nobu Perth overlooks the recently revamped pool area and the view is just stunning – very Miami come Las Vegas.  The bar is also a great spot for cocktails with a sensational amber light pendant feature.

If you haven’t experienced Nobu yet, then make it your next special occasion destination – you won’t be disappointed.

For more info or to make a booking, check out the Nobu website here.

A xxx

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What’s your all time favourite restaurant?