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A fresh taste for Cott & Co.

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The start of a new season provides us with fresh produce and we thought it was time to showcase a new menu in Cott & Co. Our Sous Chef, Matt Baker and Executive Chef, Luke Firth have a created a stunning Mediterranean menu using local produce combined with imported delicacies.

The focus on West Australian seafood remains strong with the menu extended to feature a range of mouth-watering produce from the paddock. Freshly shucked oysters from the pristine waters of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia and Albany Southern Ocean will be the perfect start to your meal experience in Cott & Co.

Newly created small dishes are an ideal starter for you and your guests to enjoy together followed by a choice of single main courses or shared mains for the table.

The real star of the menu though is the Provençale style seafood Bouillabaisse served traditionally in its own Chasseur French pot.

All is complimented with a new Cott 45 wine list where every bottle is $45. We created this list to remove the inhibition and confusion of price from your wine selection.

We look forward to you experiencing this delicious new menu with us.

 

View our new food menu  /  View our new wine list

 

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Birra Moretti an authentic Italian story

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Luigi Moretti’s “Beer and ice factory” was founded more than a century ago in Udine, in the Friuli region. At that time, Udine was a sleepy little town, surrounded by stone walls that had been built by the local community as far back as 1350. Within those old town walls, the people of Udine worked hard for generations, intent on commerce and craftsmanship. It was at an important time during the unification of Italy.

At that time, the whole of the Friuli region was still annexed to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and patriotic uprisings in the city were frequent. It is no coincidence that an Austrian garrison was stationed in the castle that dominates Udine, and that cannons were placed in the main square. It was during this very climate of unrest that the then 37-year-old Luigi Moretti—in the same year as the famous battles of San Martino and Solferino—looking to the future with conviction and confidence, decided to build his brewery. Born into a family of wealthy merchants, Luigi Moretti was at that time already familiar with wholesale trading in cereals, wine, spirits, foodstuffs and—naturally—even beer, which his family purchased from nearby Austria. At the time his small factory was inaugurated, its founder certainly could not have imagined how it would grow in the future.

The first bottle of Birra Moretti was sold in the summer of 1860. Even if it looked a little different to today’s bottles, the quality of the product has certainly remained the same. The machinery used then was extremely advanced for its time, just as that used today is also at the cutting edge. From the 1990s on, Birra Moretti went from being a Friuli-based beer to a nationally-distributed beer, constantly growing and conquering new fans and admirers.

Today Birra Moretti is exported to over 40 countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan and has won important international awards. In 2006 Birra Moretti was the only Italian brand to have been awarded both gold and silver medals at the World Beer Cup, the most important international competition in the industry. At the same time, it was awarded 5 other medals at the Australian International Beer Awards—a high level competition in the southern hemisphere—something which confirms the high quality of Birra Moretti beer.

At Cott & Co. we feature Birra Moretti L’Autentica

Birra Moretti is a quality beer made in the traditional way. It is the result of a production process that has remained almost unchanged since 1859. The best raw materials are used to make Birra Moretti, as well as a special blend of high quality hops that gives it a unique taste and fragrance, enhancing its perfectly balanced bitter taste.

It is a bottom fermented beer with a golden colour. This colouring is a result of the type of malt used in brewing. Its alcohol content is 4.6% alcohol by volume. It is not a strong beer and is therefore perfect for drinking at lunch, at dinner or for evenings out with friends.

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A New Toy for Wine Connoisseurs at Cott & Co. Fish Bar

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For the first time in Cott & Co, wine enthusiasts will be able to enjoy premium wine by the glass without committing to the whole bottle. Coravin’s ground-breaking wine access technology leaves the cork in place, safeguarding the wine from oxidation thus allowing the wine to evolve naturally.

First, a thin, hollow needle passes through the foil and cork to access the wine. Then the bottle is pressurized with argon, which pushes the wine through the needle so that it flows into your glass without letting any oxygen into the bottle. Once the needle is removed, the cork naturally reseals itself, and the remaining wine continues to evolve naturally.

We are really excited to launch our new toy and look forward to sharing more of our cellar with you.

Now featuring at Cott & Co is the YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE, vintage 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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Thanks to our new Coravin system you will be able to enjoy a flight of the 3 vintages by the glass.

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Eat Oysters. Love longer.

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From this week, Cott & Co. will be serving freshly shucked Albany Rock Oysters.

Albany Rock Oysters are unique for the following reasons:

– Grown and cultured in the pristine unspoilt waters of the Southern Ocean where industrial pollution is unheard of.

– Slow growing for concentrated flavours, taking three years to fully mature.

– Fresh, straight from the farm, the oysters are transported and delivered in chillers the same day as harvested.

Did you know that four medium size oysters provide the recommended daily allowance of selenium, iron, magnesium, manganese, omega 3 oils, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins B12.

They are low in cholesterol and delightfully luscious in taste!

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Be a G&T Genius

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Gin is once again the perfect tonic.

The classic G&T is all grown-up and we are loving this new-wave gin generation.

We’ve been spiking ours with a few different garnishes to really enhance the botanicals overlaying those distinct juniper notes which gives gin its refreshing quality.

Here’s cheers friends.

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West Winds with bush tomato

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Tanqueray with lime

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Hendricks with cucumber

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Tanqueray 10 with pink grapefruit

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Who is Pylon?

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We’re excited to have Pylon Beer as the newest member of the Cottesloe Beach Hotel craft family. We sat down with Pylon to find out what makes it so special…

Who is Pylon Beer?
Pylon is a collaboration between the CBH and Black Brewing Company. Our aim was to create an iconic beer for our iconic pub without ego or corporate influence; hence the independent branding. Pylon is just Pylon; a hoppy golden ale the colour of our Cottesloe sunset.

Describe Pylon’s personality?
Uncomplicated; all love and no ego. Refreshing, bright, surprisingly complex; as reliable as its namesake out in the water.

Who would Pylon go to dinner with?
Pylon loves Exec Chef Luke Firth’s new duck red curry. The hit of passionfruit you get from Pylon’s amarillo hops compliments the lychee and coconut in the curry. (Pylon also likes pizza…)

Where does Pylon hang out?
You can find Pylon watching the sun set with his mates (Nail, BBC, Stone and Wood, Balter) in Verandah Bar, or safely tucked away in bottles around the Cott. In-house guests will also find Pylon waiting for them in the hotel mini-bar. Pylon is also friends with the craft beer gurus at the Norfolk Hotel; they’ve had him over to play a few times.

 

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DESERT DREAMING: PALM SPRINGS INSPIRED NUPTIALS

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Given that WA shares a very similar climate to Southern California, it’s no surprise that Palm Springs inspired weddings are on the rise in Perth!

Located in the heart of the spectacular Sonora Desert, Palm Springs is known for its mid century architecture, palm tree lined streets, carefree pool party culture and for being the home of the Coachella music festival.

Planning a Palm Springs inspired wedding in Perth? Look no further than The Cottesloe Beach Hotel. Our open air Pavillion space, which boasts modern furniture and intimate seating areas to accommodate groups of 30 to 250 for either cocktail or sit down receptions, is perfect for nuptials inspired by California’s boho capital.

Palette - Start by selecting a vibrant colour scheme that reflects the tones of the desert, including the radiant pink hue of flowers that bloom on cactuses after the rain.

Synonymous with summer, white and pink look particularly effective when paired with shades including turquoise, yellow, tropical green and orange.

Looking past the desert, iconic Palm Springs destination Saguaro Hotel is another great source of colour inspiration – combining fresh tropical hues that range from lime green to watermelon pink.

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Invitations - Transport your guests to sun drenched California the minute they open their Save the Date cards with desert inspired invitations.

Australian based stationary designers Paper Minx offer a stunning Palm Springs wedding set complete with cute cactus motifs on a pastel pink background – a definite hit for anyone who is a devotee of #PlantsOnPink!

If cactuses are too prickly for your liking, opt instead for a stationery set that features pretty palm trees or an iconic banana leaf print to conjure up images of endless summers and cocktails in the afternoon sun.

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Decor – A Palm Springs inspired wedding should be playful, easy-going and unpretentious – carry this feeling through to the decor with an eclectic mix of colours and finishes.

Play with tablescape designs that feature tall candles in bright colours with warm, radiant blooms, colourful glass goblets and hints of metallic. Add an extra splash of colour and shine with gold cutlery placed atop pink serviettes.

Local hire companies including Event Artillery offer an extensive range of mid-century inspired furniture in gorgeous metallic tones including gold and rose gold that are ideal for a Palm Springs-esque celebration.

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If an eclectic tablescape is too cluttered for your taste, pair it down with a simple setting featuring single stems or small posies in glass bottles or jars on a white tablecloth, as seen at this stunning wedding held in the Pavillion at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel.

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Florals –  Forget about expensive roses; tropical blooms and greenery should be at the top of your floral hit list if you’re dreaming of a desert wedding.

Ask your florist to mix and match different flower varieties in bright and fresh shades like orange and pink. Display your beautiful blooms in gold or rose gold vases to accentuate the vibrant colours and create a stunning focal point.

Arrangements should be unstructured – with blooms cascading onto the table and reaching up into the sky at different heights to create a feeling of effortless beauty.

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Dress Code – Ensure your guests feel comfortable and carefree by suggesting a laid back dress code. Guests who would normally wear a tea length cocktail dress with sky high heels can be encouraged to instead select a flowing maxi dress in a lightweight fabric paired with lace up sandals.

Boys should have fun with the colour scheme too – a pink blazer or a cute pair of coloured chinos with a palm print shirt certainly wouldn’t look out of place at a poolside Palm Springs party!

At A Glance: Palm Springs Weddings

Tunes: Lana Del Ray, Marina and the Diamonds, HAIM, Purity Ring

Mood: Fun, carefree, laidback, bohemian

Shoes: Flat sandals with tassels or metallic accents

Dress: Loose, billowy, floor length

Hair: Unstructured carefree waves

Sources: Green Wedding Shoes, Paper Minx Printables, Style Me Pretty

 

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Beachside Bliss: Montauk inspired weddings at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel

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Summer’s warm embrace brings with it wedding season and when the mercury soars outside, there’s no better place to tie the knot than beside the sea. Overlooking one of WA’s most-loved beaches, the Cottesloe Beach Hotel is the perfect destination for a Montauk inspired declaration of love with the scent of salt water heady in the air.

Taking sartorial cues from Long Island’s fashionable Montauk region, a secluded surfer’s paradise known now as ‘The New Hamptons’, we’ve wrapped up our favourite coastal wedding ideas for chic yet laid back celebrations of love.

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Invitations – Wedding invitations and save the date cards should reflect the overall tone of your big day, giving loved ones a taste of what to expect, so it’s important to select a style that captures the essence of your coastal celebration. A good starting point is to mimic the hue of beach sand and the inviting tone of the ocean with an off white and soft blue colour scheme. Add to the laid back seaside vibe with hand lettered details, watercolour finishes and gold accents for a touch of luxury.

Decor – Soothing white and blue tones also lend themselves to whimsical coastal table decor. Bring the ocean to the table with textural tablecloths adorned with tactile treasures such as coral and driftwood as a centrepiece. Continue the organic flow of decorations with clusters of candles at different heights and glowing lanterns to create focal points throughout your venue.

Add a dose of Montauk elegance to your place cards by opting for shells or driftwood adorned with your guests’ names. A stylish and cost effective alternative to custom printed paper place cards, this unique style doubles as a take home present for your guests to treasure for years to come.

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Florals – Many brides-to-be spend the majority of their wedding budgets on flowers, only to have them wilt hours after the celebration comes to an end. Ensure your florals have more longevity than most by combining your favourite blooms with beachy succulents.

A cost effective alternative to peonies, poppies and other popular wedding flowers, silver-toned succulents look great when displayed alongside other natural elements like driftwood and shells. Whether arranged in individual glasses with rocks or smoothed glass collected from the beach, or positioned atop a weathered piece of driftwood, succulents are a long-lasting and unique alternative to expensive blooms.

Our go-to WA florists include Fox & Rabbit, Sheridan Tjhung and Natural Art Flowers.

The Venue – Nestled just a stone’s throw from Cottesloe Beach, the Cottesloe Beach Hotel offers a variety of spaces suited to a Montauk inspired seaside soiree.

Enjoy uninterrupted views of the coastline on a private balcony in our stunning Sunset Room. Suitable for a sit down dinner or a cocktail style reception, the Sunset Room boasts a private bar, dance floor, private lobby and a bridal restroom.

For a seated reception for up to 150 guests, or a cocktail reception for 30 to 250 guests, it’s hard to go past The Pavilion at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel. A wide open space with a high ceiling (so you can get creative with lighting or hanging decorations), The Pavilion is perfect for brides seeking a long table, banquet style reception.

Located outside with an exclusive entrance, private bar and restrooms, the Pavilion is ideal for balmy summer weddings under the stars.

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Dress Code – While many weddings demand a fairly formal dress code, a beachside celebration comes with a more laid back approach to fashion.

Grooms can swap a tight fitting suit for a more casual look with linen pants or chinos folded to the ankles with a sand coloured blazer over a soft white shirt. Australian brands including Country Road, Calibre and Montagio stock an array of options for fashionable fellas who want to inject their ensemble with understated coastal sophistication.

Brides can also adopt a coastal chic approach to their wedding attire by selecting between an embellished, flowing, floor length gown or a simple, fuss-free contemporary style.

Eclectic fabric combinations including sequins or hand sewn embellishments speak to the sparkling light that bounces off the ocean, especially when executed in beautiful tones such as pale blue, creamy white or soft grey. On the flipside, brides-to-be seeking something less fussy will love WA based bridal brand Lola & Varma. Catering to women who favour clean lines and simple silhouettes, Lola Varma is a one stop shop for brides wanting uncomplicated Montauk elegance.

At A Glance: Montauk Musings

Tunes: Passenger, Vance Joy, The Sturdy Souls, The Lumineers

Mood: Effortlessly elegant, laid back, simple yet sophisticated

Palette: Chalky white, nude, silvery-green, pale blue, sand

Shoes: Gold sandals that transition seamlessly from a beachside ceremony on the sand to a night on the dance floor

Dress: Lola Varma, One Fell Swoop or Rue de Seine for the bride. Calibre, Country Road or Montagio for the groom

Hair: Textured waves or an effortlessly elegant low bun with flyaways

Picture Sources: A Fabulous Fete, Weddingomania, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Once Wed, Nouba, Lola Varma

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10 reasons we love winter…

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Just because the sun isn’t always shining and you’ve had to add a layer or three of clothing doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to love about winter. Here are ten reasons we love #winterinperth:

1. Nothing beats an open fire

Is there anything more satisfying than warming up in front of an open fire, and listening to the pop and crackle as the flames slowly work their way through the firewood? We’ve got you covered on chilly days this winter with wood-fires in Terrace 1 and Verandah Bar plus an open fire pit to keep you toasty in The Beach Club.

2. Ok, maybe something does beat an open fire…

FREE MARSHMALLOWS! Gooey, freshly roasted marshmallows…. it’s the stuff dreams are made of!

3. The beach still looks AMAZING.

We’re tempted to think the beach gets even better looking in winter, if that’s at all possible. No matter the weather, the ocean manages to look picture perfect. Test your photography skills on the fantastic sunrises and sunsets or capture the ocean when wild weather kicks up the waves. In fact, in Cott & Co. and the Verandah Bar you have a front row seat to the wild, wild west.

4. Seafood tastes just as good in winter

Especially when you’re visiting Cott & Co. for their delicious blackboard specials.

5. All that ‘useless’ trivia is suddenly your best friend

Everyone secretly loves a quiz night. We know because we see so many of you at our weekly quiz night at the Verandah Bar! Prove just how much of a trivia buff you are over four rounds of questions, Thursdays from 7.30pm, and get on board with the 4 week Super Series – the first winner walked away with a ping pong table – SCORE!

6. Speaking of Thursdays…

Whether you over indulged your wallet over the summer or just can’t be bothered cooking, we’ve got you covered. The Verandah Bar’s Tight Ass Thursday menu makes things super easy. Choose a meal from the Tight Ass menu and enjoy with a schooner for just $20!

7. Take the time to sit and chat…

Something about being warm inside when the weather is cold and rainy outside makes for great conversation. Take the time to see friends for that proper catch up you’ve been meaning to have forever.

8. Board games

They’re fun all year round but let’s face it; in summer we’d all rather be working on our tan than on our Monopoly strategy. Board game and chill?

9. Perfect timing for a staycation

Winter is an ideal time for a staycation – nothing sounds better than curling up with your special someone and a movie if the weather is cold and raining! Make things that bit more romantic by booking a stay at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel and indulge in a delicious meal before turning in for the night.

10. Mix up your drinks

Summer is easily the season of cocktails but winter allows us to explore our more refined side, with red wines, whiskeys and dark rums becoming the perfect accompaniment to a wintry day. Still, a cheeky little cocktail never hurt anyone – ask our bartenders for classic favourites or see what new concoctions they can create for you! PS. On Tuesdays you can BYO in Cott & Co. Your wine, our food, no corkage. Sound good?

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Simple Rules for the Perfect Pairing

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The age-old rule of red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat is pretty simple to follow, but here are some tips to perfectly pair your wine with your meal and impress your mates or your date!

We asked Cott & Co resident sommelier Scott Sharland for his advice on selecting a wine.

“It all starts with the dish you’re ordering. You’ve come to Cott & Co to experience some of the best produce WA has to offer so you want to choose a wine that will complement your meal and not overpower it,” says Sharland.

Let your taste buds do the choosing and use Scott’s simple rules to pair your wine.

Rule #1: Opposites attract
Think salted caramel or chilli chocolate. A salty dish is best paired with
a dry white wine or a sparkling wine like a brut champagne that has a hint of sweetness. The combination makes the wine taste more fruity and the salty food more savoury –in other words they counteract each other and your wine will be extra refreshing!

Try our Cott & Co Posh Fish & Chips special, comprising of beer battered Shark Bay whiting with hand cut chips and a flute of Dom Perignon.

Rule #2: Sweet with Heat
Pair a spicy dish with a sweeter wine, the sugar in the wine will cool down the spice, balance the dish beautifully and won’t have you reaching for the water!

We recommend our spanner crab flesh with semolina, lemon and green chilli with a bottle of Mac Forbes 2015 Riesling.

Rule #3: Smoke with Oak
For the meat lovers, grilled or charred foods are best with wines that have been aged in oak. Oaked wines often have a more intense flavour so they pair nicely with food that matches that intensity.

Try a bottle of Torbreck Struie 2013 Barossa Valley Shiraz with our Butterfield Bistecca 270gm sirloin.

Rule #4: Double Up
Dessert lovers should double the sweetness by choosing a wine that is at least as sweet as the dessert- just don’t tell your dentist! If the wine isn’t as sweet (or sweeter) it will taste slightly sour with your dessert.

Indulge in our flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake with a glass of Rockford P.S. Marion Tawny Port– it’s pure heaven!