Recently, I was invited to attend a creative workshop at one of Perth’s newest foodie destination, The Boulevard IGA at City Beach hosted by owner James Kelly and visual merchandiser Kate Flower.
The Boulevard IGA is a destination for all foodies and is home to fresh produce from over 200 local suppliers. Operating 24 hours, 7 days a week, the Boulevard IGA features culinary creations, pre-prepared meals, freshly squeezed juices and a flower station. There’s also a tortilla-making machine which was brought in from America where the tortillas are made fresh in store.
During the workshops, we met a few suppliers and sampled their produce which was also available in store. There’s delicious and delectable delicacies by The Bare Baker and The Little Bakery. Next, we quenched our thirsts with juices by Pressed Daily.
Next, we learnt about chocolate and the art of chocolate tempering with Sue Lewis. You can also find Sue Lewis’s products in store at Boulevard IGA. We tasted the final product and the chocolate was smooth, rich and oh so decadent.
Our food journey continued with more samples and tasters from local suppliers. There’s muesli by Good Girls, ready to cook meals by Pepper Tree to sampling salted caramel gelato by Il Gelato.
Another thing I noticed inside the Boulevard IGA was not only the food but the beautiful floral creations. For this part of the workshop, we learnt how to make our own Mason Jar Posy with wildflowers that we could take home. We put our creativities to the test and also had an enjoyable and fun experience.
For the last part of our workshop, Kate demonstrated how to put together a refreshing and fresh summery salad with fresh ingredients. She showed us how to build the perfect cheese board while pairing with the right selection of pates and pastes. Last but not least, we learnt how to put together a bright and colourful antipasto platter that is guaranteed to impress guests during the entertaining season!
I never realised the Boulevard IGA is 10 minutes away from where I live which makes good quality produce from local suppliers so accessible for me. If you are a food lover and have never been to The Boulevard IGA before, it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. From the neat arrangements and variety of produce to the fresh fluffy tortillas and fruit juice, the Boulevard IGA is a foodie’s dream come true.
I would like to thank Luke from PPR Social for the invitation to attend the Creative Workshops at Boulevard IGA and also, James and Kate for hosting me. I really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the session.