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CANDLELIT FOOD AND MUSIC SOIREES AT KIDOGO

 

Kidogo Arthouse at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach will be holding Joanna’s Candlelit Soirees, with home-cooked meals by Joanna and live music.

Tue Opera Night – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2 Hours) – $75 (3 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 5:30pm – 7pm sitting (1.5hr) – $55 (2 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 7:30pm – 9:30pm sitting (2hr) – $65 (3 courses)

TUESDAYS: Opera Soirees  (6:30pm – 8:30pm: 3-course meal – $75)

Tues 2nd June – Sara Macliver and Caroline Badnall on piano

https://www.trybooking.com/BJSSM

The list of events I received is endless, so if you want to know more details got to the Kidogo Arthouse Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

 

GOOD NEWS FOR FREO HOSPITALITY VENUES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

 

Good news for the struggling Fremantle hospitality industry with WA Premier Mark McGowan today announcing the relaxation of some Covid-19 restrictions.

From Saturday June 6 hospitality venues are allowed to have only 2sqm per customer, which doubles the current capacity.

Larger venues which can split into self-contained section are allowed to have up to 100 people per section, with a maximum of 300 patrons per venue.

Alcohol can be served without meals, but patrons will need to be seated at all times, which means table service only.

Phase 3 of the COVID-19 WA roadmap allows for:

  • indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people at any one time, per single undivided space, applying the revised two square metre per person capacity rule for WA venues
  • for venues that can fully re-open under stage 3, up to 300 patrons in total at the venue, but with no more than 100 patrons in a single undivided space at any one time (referred to as 100/300 rule) and applying the revised two square metre per patron capacity rule for WA venues.
  • food businesses and licensed premises may operate with seated service
  • alcohol may be served without a meal (patrons must be seated)
  • food courts can reopen with a seated service
  • businesses that provide beauty therapy and personal care services (including tanning, waxing, massages, nails services, tattooing and piercing) to reopen in line with the requirements for hairdressers and barbers
  • saunas, bath houses, float centres and wellness centres to reopen
  • galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated)
  • Rottnest Island to open (Rottnest ferries are considered public transport)
  • The Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue (the 100/300 rule applies to indoor spaces and cafés/restaurants)
  • wildlife and amusement parks can reopen
  • arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres to reopen
  • auction houses and real estate auctions can reopen
  • TAB and other gaming venues (other than the Casino which is being considered separately) are permitted to reopen
  • contact sport and training is now permitted
  • playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment is permitted to be used
  • gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres can open and will be able to offer the normal range of activities provided staff are present, including use of all gym equipment
  • travel permitted throughout all of Western Australia (excluding entry into remote Aboriginal communities).

Everyone is encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene at all times.

Roel Loopers

FREO CAFES ALLOWED TO EXPAND ALFRESCO

Posted in alfresco, cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2020

 

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I asked Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt this morning how council would support cafes and other hospitality venues and allow them to extend their alfresco areas, so that they can accommodate more people, while the Covid-19 social distancing rules are in place.

I received following reply and encourage all those who need a bit more space to put tables out to contact the City of Fremantle.

The City of Fremantle will provide as much flexibility as possible to enable cafes and restaurants to make the most of the easing of social distancing restrictions.

With the State Government expected to make further announcements increasing the number of people permitted to ‘eat in’ at local venues, Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City would do what it could to help businesses maximise their trading footprint.

Most notably, this could include temporarily expanding alfresco areas beyond usual boundaries provided they remained safe for pedestrians and did not impede other businesses.

“Obviously as things start to open up we want to encourage business operators to make the most of the opportunity to increase trade,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“Sitting outside for a coffee or meal on a sunny winter day is always a pleasure in Freo and we are keen to do whatever we can to support this to happen.”

Business operators looking to temporarily expand their alfresco areas are encouraged to contact the City’s Environmental Health Team on 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736) for advice and support.

For example Chalkys cafe, which I frequent often, could put tables east of their present alfresco area, or move them around the corner in Little High Street. When Premier Mark McGowan announces that more people will be allowed into the hospitality premises it is good to know they can expand and that Freo City will be supporting them!

Roel Loopers

GET OUT OF BED TO AVOID THE WET AT THE FREO FARMERS MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Freo Farmers Market, organic, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2020

 

 

It is a gorgeous warm day today, but the forecast for tomorrow is for a very bad storm with lots of rain. However it looks like the worst will be coming in tomorrow afternoon and Monday, so make sure to visit the Freo Farmers Market at Bruce Lee oval early to avoid getting wet.

Fresh produce, breads, breakfast, coffee, live music, etc. from 8am till midday.

Support our traders and adhere to the social distancing rules!

Roel Loopers

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WELCOME-WE ARE BACK!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2020

 

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The sun is out and tables, chairs and signs are out in Fremantle to welcome people back to the hospitality venues that are allowed to let people dine in again.

The most important thing is that we stick to the social distancing rules no matter where we are.

Roel Loopers

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COVID-19 SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, covid-19, esplanade youth plaza, food, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2020

 

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Three more historic photos taken today in Fremantle during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Musicians at Kidogo Arthouse without an audience, queueing up for burgers at Grill’d on the Cappuccino Strip, and for fish&chips at Twin Fin in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

There were also around 40 young people at the Esplanade Youth Plaza, although I don’t believe the state government have given permission to reopen skateparks yet. I did not take a photo of it as I don’t want the nice kids to get into trouble about it.

Roel Loopers

 

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BRILLANT DAY FOR FREO’S SUNDAY MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Freo Farmers Market, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2020

 

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What a stunning day in Freo paradise it is!

I went to the Freo Farmers Market, that is now at Bruce Lee oval, because the Covid-19 health concerns forced it to move away from Fremantle College.

Farmers markets that were on school grounds all over Perth have been closed, so we are very lucky that Fremantle Council was flexible and allowed the popular market to move to the oval.

The FFM is open every Sunday of the year from 8am till noon, so go and support those traders who get up very early to offer us fresh produce.

Roel Loopers

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RELAXED COVID-19 FREO SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2020

 

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Clouds are already moving in for the big rain which is forecast for tomorrow, but many people are taking advantage of the warm Sunday weather and Covid-19 restrictions relaxation.

They were queueing up outside Joe’s Fish Shack and Twin Fin in the Fishing Boat Harbour and take away restaurants around Fremantle.

While it was takeaway only, people did take advantaged of the tables and benches outside the closed Bathers Beach House.

 

Roel Loopers

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MOTHER’S DAY FOOD PLATTERS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, food, hospitality, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2020

 

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Mother’s Day is only a week away and the Fremantle National Hotel is offering food platters to take home, or to the park or beach:

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and pre-order your platter for morning or afternoon tea featuring sweet & savoury homemade treats and  a bottle of Villa Sandi Prosecco- suitable for 2, just $99 (or $75 with no wine)

The  Platters made with love by our chefs and include:
Lemon and Blueberry Teacake | Boozy Kahlua Chocolate cake | Macaroons | Mixed fruit | Scones | Sausage Rolls | Finger Sandwiches | Zucchini and Dill Muffins | Ham, Cheese and Tomato Croissants | Puff twists

Collect from the venue from 10AM on Sunday or we can deliver between 10 and 12 on Sunday for a small fee.

Pre-orders essential by Friday 8th May by 4pm.
Email bookings@nationalhotelfremantle.com.au or call us after 11AM on 9335 6688

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BRILLIANT ST PATS DOORSTEP DINNERS

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, food, hospitality, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on April 18, 2020

 

Fremantle Ports has come on board as a sponsor for the St Patrick’s Doorstep Dinners food relief, with a $ 10,000 donation.

Doorstep Dinners is the idea of St Pats CEO Michael Piu and will deliver 200 meals a day for 45 days to the most vulnerable in the Freo community. Main sponsors are the Minderoo Foundation and McCusker Foundation.

Fremantle restaurants La Sosta, Benny’s and the National Hotel will cook the dinners at cost, which are delivered to the door by St Pats volunteers.

The initiative is not only support for the needy but also for some of the kitchen staff of the three restaurants, who are now back at work, and for the suppliers of the venues.

It is a heart-warming project that deserves all the support and praise it can get. Well done all!

Roel Loopers

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