With only two more sleeps until Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland takes over the foreshore, Flic’s Kitchen is gearing up to bring a boho-chic cabin bar packed with entertainment to the winter festival.
The cabin, which is the eatery’s biggest project yet, will accommodate 200 customers and feature a fully licensed bar, a new food menu and live entertainment.
“We’ve got a fully stocked bar, we’ve got a kids play area going in, candy stall, ice-cream stall, we are doing food every day from 11 o’clock and on the weekends there’s going to be pop-up food stalls as well,” Flic’s Kitchen owner Flic Evans said.
“It’s going to be fully heated and it’s going to look awesome.”
The space will be located right next to the city’s first ice-skating rink, to allow parents who wish to unwind to have a drink while keeping an eye on their children.
It will also feature a playground for younger customers to play, and plenty of food options for the whole family.
However, the space is also designed to be transformed into a night venue when the sun goes down, with DJs, musicians, entertainment, theme nights and acoustic sessions set to take over the space.
Craft beer masters Gage Roads Brewing and Mash Brewing will also set up pop-up stalls at the cabin on the weekends, and will present their new release and limited edition beers on the spot.
“It’s essentially like a new venue for people to go to during the month of August,” Ms Evans said.
“The whole idea is to create something that Mandurah has never seen and to bring people out and about during winter.
“It’s something new, it’s something different.
“It’s a monster of a thing.”
She said she hoped the event would inject some life into the foreshore during the quiet winter months and the Mandurah Terrace Road closures, bringing more trade to local businesses.
She also said Flic’s Kitchen was trying to get as many local businesses involved in the project as possible, sourcing local ingredients for the menu and hiring Mandurah-based suppliers.
“Hopefully it brings people down and if it’s busy there maybe they are venturing out into the other businesses,” she said.
She said the event was a good opportunity for local businesses to show what they were capable of doing, and she said the eatery was planning to get involved in organising bigger events in the future to active more spaces within Mandurah.
“Instead of it being one or two massive events down here every year, why not create five or six?” she said.
Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland will officially open on Friday.
Ice-skating tickets can be bought from the Shape Mandurah website.