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World s top food festival for Perth
The West Australian

Just when you thought WA has had enough of food festivals and restaurant openings, along comes the world's most successful food event that combines both - the Taste of Perth.

The line-up of top WA chefs and restaurants that has signed on to the three-day event was announced last night at a gala cocktail party in Perth.

They include Bistro Guillaume, Lalla Rookh, Greenhouse, El Publico, Silks, Nobu and Print Hall.

Event director Simon Wilson said 10 restaurants would star at the Langley Park venue.

"It'll be foodie heaven," he said. "It's a great day out with great food shopping and eating experiences.

"The restaurants are the headline acts, just like a music festival for food."

Brand Events stages 18 Taste festivals around the world, including London, Milan, Cape Town, Toronto and Sydney.

The Sydney Taste festival showcases about 20 restaurants and attracts 25,000 visitors.

"We're going to start modestly in Perth with 10 restaurants and an expected 17,000 people through the gates," Mr Wilson said.

Bistro Guillaume Perth head chef Dave Whitting, who has presented at the Sydney Taste festival, said it was a massive event.

"It's a great day out for foodies and restaurant fans but it's also an opportunity to showcase local producers," he said.

"We'll be showing Amelia Park lamb at our restaurant."

The Taste of Perth festival will be held over three days from May 2. It is the grand finale of the City of Perth's Eat Drink Perth festival in April.

Tickets for Taste of Perth start at $32, reaching $155 for VIP entry.