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WITH a new manager running a very tight ship, and a new chef in the kitchen armed with a new menu, Oceanus on the Beach in City Beach has undergone something of a renaissance in recent months.

Since moving to Perth from his native Scotland, chef John Martin has run kitchens at the likes of the old Campo De’fiori in Applecross and the Royal Perth Golf Club as well as his own Wembley restaurant, ultimately selling the business to spend more time with his growing family.

Martin said the first thing he did was change the Oceanus’ menu to something more in tune with the beachside restaurant’s oceanic surrounds.

“The last chef went sort of 90 per cent meat on the menu, and I thought, we’re surrounded by water here, so I went back to about 80 per cent seafood, 20 per cent meat,” he said.

“There’s nothing on the menu that I’m not proud of.” Martin – who was originally trained in French cooking – said simplicity was an important part of his culinary ethos.

 “I go for the good taste and the flavour and I tell the staff in the kitchen to keep it simple ,” he said.

 “You get a lot of chefs that put too many flavours in; complex flavours, and you end up with this mish-mash on your plate.

” Another recent addition to Oceanus is manager Paul Fox, brought in by owner Tom Galopoulos. Fox said he arrived at the restaurant shortly after Martin.

“All I’ve done is just streamline the staff to make sure the service is at a level where it should be, that all the staff are fully professional and really compatible with the industry,” he said.

“I’m teaching my staff the three things I find lacking most in the industry – complex flavours, and you end up with this mish-mash on your plate and, to let people know that the menus are suggestions.

“If you like the sound of the fish of the day, but you don’t want the mashed potatoes with it, we will ask what would you like with it?

“Products in the fridge are there to be used and the chef is there to cook the food that you want to eat.”

Oceanus is also introducing some dinner shows later in the year, with pub-rock legends Mental as Anything dropping in as part of their 30th anniversary tour, as well as a show by Richard Clapton.

Source  :  www.inmycommunity.com.au

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FOUND in the quiet and serene surrounds of South Perth, the Shish Mahal restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine.   resized_shishmahal_300_300_FitSquare

Its fusion of traditional cooking and contemporary dishes makes the venue an ideal choice for any occasion.

Those who prefer dining without the spice can consult  spice indicators on the menu.

The entrée menu comprises a range of traditional dishes including Fish Amritsari, delectable boneless fish pieces dipped in chickpea batter.

Vegetarians will enjoy the  vegetarian options including Paneer Makhanti, which consists of succulent cubes of homemade cottage cheese coupled with Makhani sauce.

Meat lovers will be tantalised by the Lamb Madras – a tender lamb dish with a hot and sour sauce, teamed with curry leaves, mustard seeds and coconut milk.

The rich flavours of India are reflected in the Shish Mahal’s Chicken Korma dish, which features tender pieces of chicken in a succulent almond and cashew sauce.

Desserts are also a feature on the menu, with its Gulab Jamun dish, a selection of sweet dumplings with ice-cream.

Address: Shop 8, Meadowvale Shopping Centre, 298 Mill Point Rd, South Perth

Phone: 9367 3809

Open: daily for dinner

Liquor: BYO

Source  :  www.inmycommunity.com.au

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After four dry days, showers are returning to Perth and are likely each day through to the end of next week, bringing 30 to 50 millimetres of  rain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rain9-753879

The area from Mandurah to Margaret River should be the wettest with more than 50mm for some.

The wettest days are likely to be today, Saturday and Monday as three cold fronts link up with bands of cloud from the Indian Ocean.

These days are also likely to be the windiest with potential severe gusts of 90kmh or stronger in coastal parts, south of about Perth. Winds of this strength can bring down trees. Gusts in excess of 100kmh cannot be ruled out.

July is traditionally the wettest month of the year for southwest Western Australia and this coming wet spell will take most of the region to about two-thirds of the monthly average. So far, less than half the monthly average rainfall has fallen.

Perth has had 52mm, compared to the average of 149mm.

With this rain to come, this July is still unlikely to be wetter than last year when 179mm fell.

Source  :  www.watoday.com.au

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