Food as an art for Art’s sake

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Busi­ness - By JON BAS­SETT

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.

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