Out with the old and in with the new – at least that’s the fate of the former Flour Factory on Queen Street in Perth City.
In an exciting development, hospitality heavyweights Andy Freeman and Lachlan Howarth along with by Sneakers & Jeans, are bringing a multi-level venue to the heritage listed building with a South American flare, Arara.
Spread across two floors, Arara melds the bright colours, textures, bold food, and rhythmic music of Latin American countries through the medium of a rooftop patio, laneway gardens, a number of bars, and a fab restaurant, Tupí.
Brazilian born Head Chef Diego Machado de Mello is at the helm of Arara; trusted in charge after his previous work at The Brisbane Hotel and Santini Bar and Grill
The 60-seater Tupí will flaunt a menu curated with authenticity, passion, and love for Brazilian and South American classics, while also offering lesser-known fare that aren’t as popular in the Perth dining scene, as of yet.
Diego says, “The menu showcases a plethora of unique memories and intimate family recipes, such as my take on the Picanha and my grandmother’s beloved Torta de Banana dish. It is good food cooked with real passion.”
“Our menu is designed to share and enjoy with friends. It’s South American conversational dining that’s created to be enjoyed by all – all while being surrounded by the eclectic and energetic ambiance of Arara.”
Expect to see tasty plates with the likes of: Brazilian crab cake; pork belly with tropeiro black beans and cashew jus; and prawns with peanut, okra, and black eyed beans dough at Tupí.
But if you’re looking forward to some elite cocktails, think: the Batida with coconut milk, condensed milk, lime, nutmeg, and sagatiba cachaca; and the World Famous Flipper with cold brewed coffee, dulce de leche, Bati banana rum, and Bati coffee rum.
Sneakers & Jeans CEO, Andy Freeman says, “Arara is a real escape into The Americas. It’s a rambunctious, boisterous and colourful venue that brings something entirely new to the Perth scene.”
“This multi-level offering is designed as a venue for everyone, from a midweek dinner to an all-out celebration, all accompanied with a Caipirinha or Pisco Sour, of course,” Andy shares.
Arara is all set to open on Friday 19 May with the official opening party going down from 9pm until late. It’s going to be a hoot!
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