Let’s get it started in here! Love Biv x
Bivouac has teamed up with Australian lowbrow legends Outré Gallery to showcase a changing lineup of local and international artists.
The rotation will include masters of pop painting and illustration like Shag, kozyndan, Andy Kehoe, Deedee Cheriel, Ghostpatrol and Matte Stephens.
All artwork is for sale and the gallery is located just a short stroll from Bivouac. Go check them out!
260 William Street, Northbridge 6003
Winter is definitely here and so is our winter menu. This week we turn the attention to our razor sharp kitchen team led by Zaki Anwar. He’s the man behind the menu that you love so much and you guys have been asking us to tell you more about him so here he is…
So Zaki, describe your style of cooking
I like to cook the way I like to eat, loading up on flavour and using plenty of fresh herbs, Middle Eastern spices and quality seasonal produce. I’m a big fan of using the whole animal and lesser-known cuts that are sometimes disregarded and often hold some of the best flavour.
Talk to us about your inspirations as a chef?
Growing up in the Hunter Valley was where it started for me and then being lucky enough to travel as a young chef opened up my eyes to different world of cooking. Travelling through places like France, Italy, Tunisia and other incredibly beautiful Mediterranean ports, I saw a common thread of simple unfussed foods as well as traditional techniques which I still refer to today.
How do you choose what dishes go on the menu?
We’re all about fresh, local, seasonal produce at Biv and that’s the starting point for most of the dishes but sometimes just picking one spice can be inspiration enough. I usually start by speaking with my butcher, fishguy and fruit & veggie supplier to see what’s in season and a little bit exotic. Then I collaborate with my senior chefs, we experiment with taste and that’s where the magic happens!
What are your must-try dishes for first timers to Bivouac?
The black barley with winter vegetables and labneh is one of the tastiest vegetarian dishes I’ve ever eaten but of course you can’t go past the goaties with our fresh ground Lebanese seven spices. Also don’t forget to ask about our secret menu dish, it’s usually something pretty amazing that we’ve created that day.
What is your idea of food heaven and hell-no?
Food heaven is eating hand-made food with family and friends on a big table, digging into mezze plates and sharing dips, slushing it all down a good drop of red. Hell on a plate to me is an overcooked and overpriced steak with demi glace gravy described as jus.
What is one easy thing people can do to improve their own home cooking?
There’s no comparison cooking with freshly ground and roasted spices rather than the pre-packed stuff. I also use a lot of fresh herbs and citrus which you can grow at home, you can never have enough!
Zaki and sous chef, Michael McKenzie
Seonaidh Murphy is a Perth based artist, illustrator, surface and textile designer. She started her creative business, Soft Constructions in 2013 when she saw that there was an ever-growing gap between artwork and design products that were being produced and the consumer that it was aimed towards.
NICE TO MEAT YOU is an exhibition that reflects the philosophies of Soft Constructions as it aims to make it easily accessible to a wide and varied audience. Designer, Seonaidh explains, “It is important to showcase artwork in an environment that is approachable to most people. I create ranges of artwork that draw on popular culture, recognisable subject matter and current trends for inspiration. These artworks are then used as the building blocks for textile and product designs. I also incorporate a little bit of witty word play into my designs because well, let’s be honest girls just wanna have pun…”
Art, food, music, design, theatre, dance, they all operate a cultural exchange with one another. Bivouac particularly encourages this way of thinking by creating it’s own little cultural hub nestled between well known artistic institutions such as The State Theatre, PICA, Blue Room and AGWA.
By placing artwork in an environment like Bivouac, that people already feel comfortable in and by transforming artworks into everyday, practical, functional and affordable objects. It is the beginning of a conversation that Seonaidh hopes to encourage people to become more involved in art and design and to inspire them to tap into their own creativity, to more hands on and create their own products. Hello. How are you? It’s been NICE TO MEAT YOU…..
NICE TO MEAT YOU opens at Bivouac on Tuesday 29th April.
All pieces are for sale.
Growing up on a remote farm in Margaret River where she forged a hard working and ‘can-do’ attitude, Jessica Ferguson was never afraid of an adventure, creating DIY projects in the surrounding forests. This philosophy carried forward to her careers, first as a successful travel adviser (and avid traveler) then as a photographer, a love of which grew from her desire to share her overseas experiences.
Found and Saw combines these two great passions in an exclusive exhibition for Bivouac. Jess has merged some of her favourite images from her recent culinary and photographic journey across Nepal and India, where she fell victim to the charm of the untamed subcontinent. Using found materials, Jess aims to minimize the environmental impact of her work while simultaneously recreating a rustic country aesthetic. This project was also born from her love of the environment, showing that art need not escalate the world’s pollution problems.
All pieces are lovingly hand-made one-offs and available for sale. Please contact Jess if you are interested in purchasing a piece.
Showing at Bivouac from the 27th August 2013 until Saturday 19th October 2013.
The chilly month’s are finally here and we’ve been working pretty hard at creating a winter menu to sink you teeth into and forget all about the chill and more about the fill!
We’ve got some delicious new seasonal dishes like the crispy skin pork belly with green beans, smokey eggplant purée, quince, walnut crumble and some ol’ faithful’s with a spunky twist. To match the food, we have some new wines & cocktails list! The Sailor Colada is a hit already! Take a peek at the dinner menu if you just can’t wait.
Bivouac is open Tuesday to Saturday 12noon til late – bookings available for lunchtime only.
The venue is available for functions on Sunday’s and Monday’s. Email us for more info.
Since beginning his painting career in 2011, Liam Dee has been hard at work creating surrealist wastelands, melting faces, psychedelic robots, squids with emotional problems, and exploding heads just to name a few.
Liam’s work has been described as truly disturbing, a little crazy, and highly enjoyable.
‘Happy Farm’ will be Liam’s first solo exhibition and will be exhibited at Bivouac from Tuesday 12th March til Saturday 1st June 2013. All pieces are for sale, please contact Bivouac for more information email@example.com
If you would like to see more information and artworks you can follow Liam on facebook