Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival 2017, 7th May, Scarborough Beach Road and Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn
Life Is A Cabaret … There was definitely a different vibe to this year’s event. Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival has also grown since last year with Stalls extending into Oxford Street. And, a mini fun fair with rides at the edge of Axford Park.
For me this year’s Festival was more upmarket, more interesting and the entertainment was top class. Was especially keen on the all girl drumming band, Ziriguidum, who were so good.
For the first hour I just walked around and checked everything out. The east end had a small circle of Food Trucks and some interesting new vendors caught my attention, like “French In Town” who were serving Raclette Fondue.
Was disappointed that Pisconeri Fine Food & Wine hadn’t recreated their small market as it was the highlight of last year’s Festival for me.
But what I did notice was that the Cafes were open in full force with tables and chairs spilling onto the pavement and road. And, most were offering small plates of goodies in Festival spirit.
Decided to try Bites By D as they were hawking some rather fab looking sausage rolls outside their door. So, I ordered a cappuccino and a spinach and feta sausage roll with delectable looking pastry.
The cappuccino was perfect, just lovely and worth returning for. But the star was the sausage roll with handmade pastry and a beautiful tasty filling. It was kind of just inhaled, so good.
Pinchos and Jus Burgers had stalls, as did Neighbourhood Pizza, New Norcia Bakery, Bites By D and probably loads more I’m forgetting about.
Spritz Spizzicheria parked their scooter “ute” outside and were setting up to sell panini but not til after I had to head off, unfortunately. They were doing a roaring trade by the looks of how crowded the Restaurant was and their Festival offering was pizza by the slice.
There were two bars one east and one west and they were filling up not long after opening time.
It was a beautiful Perth day but it got very hot, very quickly, so I decided to head off. Grabbed a Prawn Pad Thai from Tamarind Restaurant to take home.
And two luscious looking gluten free donuts from Carina’s Kitchen.
Xena and I tried the Pad Thai and it was really delicious actually, quality fresh ingredients and that lovely Tamarind flavour.
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Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival 2017