Greenhouse by Joost was a great success whilst up in Melbourne for the food and wine festival check out www.byjoost.com
Summer of Riesling! Join us on the rooftop bar of Greenhouse and explore the many personalities of this very versatile grape.
Complimenting the evening will be spoon food created by one the country’s most exciting culinary teams.
This will be Perth’s largest ‘Summer of Riesling’ event with over 40 wines on offer.
Tuesday 6th March 2012 6-8pm
Tickets through Greenhouse. $40 per head
NYE 2011 presented by Broken Social Club’s Micah, Oli, DNGRFLD and special guests.
Tickets available from the Greenhouse, or by phone (9481 8333). $180 inclusive of finger food, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. More details to come
A little update to let you all know we will be open and operating as usual while the Queen is in town. The only change is that we will be accessible on foot as the terrace and some of the surrounding streets are closed to vehicles. For more info check the official CHOGM website.
The Greenhouse will be opening in Sydney at Circular Quay at the start of February. It will be a temporary space, 10 weeks all up! Housed in three 40ft shipping containers, the building will produce all its own power by turning oil into biodiesel as well as having a garden on the roof, worm farms, a compost machine and all the other quirky design features the Greenhouse is known for. There will be no bookings taken, but there is plenty of space to soak up the surrounds whilst you wait for a table. Any enquiries please contact David at Stix Catering on 02) 9550 2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another new and exciting venture by Neil Perry has recently opened its doors, this time on the western front. We are all looking forward to the experience of dining there and would like to welcome Rockpool to Perth. Neil Perry has been a wonderful supporter of the Greenhouse here in Perth. More recently Neil has rallied together assistance for the Sydney project, his help has been instrumental in helping Matt have a smooth opening. Much appreciated!
Happy New Year. A big thank you to all those that celebrated NYE with us and to those that contributed to the night. It was spectacular. Great band and DJ’s. Good times!
A brief update…Congratulations to Matt, Jake and Daniel for their incredible performance competing against Neil Perry on Iron Chef. And a big thank you to all those that have been supporting and encouraging this team of very talented guys.
On another note our first birthday is very close and we are celebrating it on New Years Eve. Details are below and tickets are selling quickly.
More updates are also on facebook..
Friday 31st December 2010 7pm – 2am
$160pp for food, wine, beer, bubbles and house pour spirits.
The Greenhouse will be transformed into an area made for dancing and good times. A band downstairs and DJ’s on the rooftop. Come prepared to help us celebrate our first year of opening. Please email or call for ticket info.
We have recently been on the receiving end of some highly regarded accolades from Gourmet Traveller and W.A.’s Good Food Guide orchestrated by Rob Broadfield. Please see media reviews and awards for more details.
For a little bit of drama our Matt Stone is soon to be aired on Channel 7 skillfully taking on the big guns of Australia’s kitchens in the premiere of Iron Chef Australia. Close at hand is his team Daniel Dobra (Greenhouse) and Jake Stone (previously Greenhouse and now at Amuse).
The City of Perth has set up an initiative for sustainable business leaders in which a sustainability appraisal is conducted. It put concerns such as viability, water usage, carbon footprints and energy usage under the microscope. The Greenhouse has been a participant in this project and is looking forward to the team’s feedback and recommendations.
Stay tuned for more updates and events..
Early May 2010
The end of autumn is coming, the greenhouse has started its preparation to keep everyone warm. The rooftop now sports great heaters throughout and plans for enclosing the area are being finalised. Get ready to heat up with some tunes and dancing. Live music is consistently floating out over the terrace from our balcony. On Wednesday’s nights it sends out rhythmic latino, Saturday nights share a mix of dub and funk, to help shake off the week.
The baby strawberry plants are sprouting new foliage and we are hoping for some very productive plants to cover our walls. Back on the rooftop, the seedlings of cos, rocket and spinach are flourishing and our herbs, vegies and rhubarb are coming along beautifully.
In the kitchen our boys recently travelled to Adelaide to compete in the annual Lifestyle FOOD Channel Australian Regional Culinary Competition (try saying that after a few…)www.tasting-australia.com.au. With the kind and generous guidance of Kate Parry (team manager) our crew, consisting of Matt Stone, Daniel Dobra and Ryan Bussey, impressed judges of the like of Ian Parmenter, Rob Broadfield, John Lethlean, Maggie Beer, Ben O’Donoghue and Kate Lamont with their local, seasonal, fresh style and came in second place. The competition was hot and the dishes displayed local products such as White Rocks Veal, Blue Valley dry aged beef and some herbs scoured from the cooking grounds.
The selection of matched wines took out the title of first place by pairing our dishes with Bella Ridge and Carpe Diem Wines. To have the opportunity to share the food and wine that was presented in Adelaide we are having a celebration dinner on Monday, May 31st at 7pm. It is a five course dinner at $120 including food and wine. There are 40 places, so get in early to see what W.A. has on offer. Enquire via email@example.com or on 08) 9481 8333
Stay tuned for more updates…….
The greenhouse has now been open for 4 months. It has been a great summer of fun, food and drinks. The rooftop bar has been a private hideaway for many chasing a cheeky drink and a bite to eat, secluded from the bustling terrace. It is currently in the throws of looking for the perfect winter coat, in the form of heaters and a protective enclosure to keep its punters safe and toasty during the cooler months. More live music is coming with guest appearances on the rooftop (as some have already experienced). A regular gig for Wednesday night begins in May in addition to Saturday nights. Cocktails will be flowing as our menu of classic influenced drinks makes it’s way on to the perth scene.
Friday nights have been the peak of the week in the CBD, many people have joined the Friday arvo queue and waited patiently. Thank you!
We have a small bar license which permits a (highly regulated) maximum capacity of 120 people. We are endevouring to increase our capacity, but we wanted to thank everyone for being supportive as Perth changes and adapts its approach to small bar licensing.
The team from our kitchen will be putting their culinary skills to the test for renown chef’s and critics in Adelaide at the annual Lifestyle FOOD Channel Australian Regional Culinary Competition, 29th April – 6th May 2010. More details are at www.tasting-australia.com.au
As some may have noticed, the strawberries haven’t enjoyed the climate change from Joost’s house, in Victoria, to the Perth summer heatwaves. We are going for round two, and replanting them. With a little tender loving care we are hoping there will be plenty of berries for those passing by to indulge in. On a brighter note, the garden has been blossoming with tomatoes, chillies, eggplants and herbs. And the worms have been multiplying and keeping the soil in beautiful condition! Some special seedlings are being grown to be dished up by Matt Stone for seasonal dinners on the rooftop.
We have really enjoyed the last few months of support locally and from afar. A big thanks to everyone for such a great reception.
Greenhouse now open…
After months of planning, design and construction the Greenhouse opened its doors to the public on Friday 11th of December 2009. Coffee grinders replaced angle grinders as the first brave visitors tentatively shuffled through the doors at 7.00am.
By lunch time the Greenhouse was buzzing and tables were filling. The kitchen, bar and wait staff hit their straps and put in a huge performance on their first day of service. It was wonderful to see people coming and going from the Greenhouse with big smiles.
We are looking forward to having our liquor license confirmed this week, opening the bar and beginning dinner service on Wednesday 16th of December.
Thank you all for your interest and support. We are excited to meet some more of our neighbours, visitors from further away, to have a chat and to share this place with you.
Below is a gallery of images from the first day of construction right through to the opening of the Greenhouse.