Busselton; a short 20 min drive from our beloved Dunsborough Town is quickly becoming the place to be for fabulous food experiences.
Alberta’s Kitchen and Store
Firstly, in case you have been living under a rock, we have some food royalty new to the area. Alberta’s Kitchen and Store has recently opened and is the love child of Ben Ing and Kirsty Marchant of famous Noma in Copenhagen. How lucky are we. I do need to pre-empt by saying I haven’t actually been yet (a temporary situation) but I know it will be wonderful. To begin with, simplicity at its finest. House made bread rolls with butter and Cambray cheese, maple tarts, homemade warming broths, teas, coffee and tunes. This will be such an exciting project to watch as with time means lunch (hopefully) and perhaps dinner will be an option. I’ll be there with bells on either way.
Have you been to Origins Markets yet? Shame on you if you haven’t. Local produce, wine tasting, street food, a bar and live music? Yes please. Tucked behind Bussell highway on West street you’ll find this gem of a place. We’ve visited numerous times on a Saturday afternoon and we (plus the kids) absolutely love it. Orgin’s ethos is everything 100% WA. Sip wine and chat to some local wine makers, stroll around the food stalls and pick all the goodness you’re going to eat. Pick up something for dinner or buy the perfect gift from the wonderful array of pop up shops. For food we love…well all of it really, but it’s hard to go past the woodfired pizza, fresh oysters, hand rolled sushi, Korean fried chicken, so many dumplings and gelato for dessert. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Go forth and enjoy.
Lastly, I think I’ve told everyone I’ve met in the last month and all of our guests about this one. I’ve been known to “cross the boarder” and head towards Margaret River Farmers markets on a Saturday morning for the sole purpose of inhaling the delightful Claudio’s Biscotti cannoli or ricciarelli. In amazing news, Claudio and Mliena have opened Claudio’s Bakehouse in Abbey. Hurray! Not only are they baking around the clock making their fantastic arrange of beloved pasties, Pinsas (a foccacia based sandwich in this case) are the stand out. I’ve delighted in Claudio’s Pinsa previously at some local events, but man oh man. His Pinsa Romana may have been the best sandwich I have ever eaten (and I told him so). Beautifully made focaccia, pistachio pesto, mortadella, stracciatella and rocket. Every bite was heaven and I had to wrestle it out of my boys hands to finish it.
Seriously, I say it again, how lucky are we. This food fanatic sure is excited. I love where I live and now I love it more. Go and try them all.