Food as an art for Art’s sake
IT took many local ingredients to start Art’s Café at Mosarts, Mosman Park when it opened last week.
“The café is part of revitalising use of the Memorial Hall here, including having Iona Presentation College students doing drama classes in the day, and the idea is a café will generate a flow of people to go to the exhibitions and art in the hall,” café operator Renato Fabretti said.
Café patrons sit undercover, looking over the Luna at Camelot open-air cinema that operates alongside the Lochee Street hall in summer.
“Art’s as a name is a word play on Arthur, as in King Arthur and Camelot,” Mr Fabretti said.
Chef Zac Wilkinson has been busy making his own bacon, cold meats and chutneys, often with the help of WA Youth Theatre members who will be working at the café.
“The piccalilli is a ‘pimped’ up version of a Jamie Oliver recipe,” he said.
Patrons’ seating includes stools made by Andrew Christie from Fremantle’s A Good Looking Man Furniture, while North Fremantle-sourced Crema coffee will be served.
The café is open 7.30am-2pm.
Serving the Art’s Cafe’s Renato Fabretti with chef Zac Wilkinson, barista and performer Mikayla Merks and furniture maker Andrew Christie.