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16 Feb
Posted by Davel

We don’t just have cake…

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Here in Starfishland, food and tea is just as important as making great websites. If we can combine both of these things, that’s an epic win. So far, we’ve made an online tea store for The Seventh Duchess, the Tutti Frutti Australia site, and have plenty more digital deliciousness currently in the works.

It all started with Nico Moretti from Urban Provider, who runs very popular “dinner party cooking classes” in Perth and small group cooking tours to exotic international destinations. We designed and built Nico’s original website many years ago, and it’s still going strong!

Nico was kind enough to squeeze Jane and I into his ‘Tapas Passion‘ cooking class at his studio in Leederville, which is less like a workshop and more like watching a live action cooking show—and you get to eat the food. It’s pretty easy to see why the classes are booked out well in advance…

Nico has just finished off his new cookbook Delicious Journeys, which also includes Thermomix methods—you can order it here.  (Warning: images on this page may induce hunger.)

Ok, on to the food!

First up was Spanish Potato Fritatta, Paprika & Garlic Chicken with White Wine, Garlic Prawns with Meredith Dairy goats cheese and olives. This was followed by a Chicken & Chorizo Paella, Pear & Rocket Salad, and ended with a wonderfully sticky Caramel Banana Tart. The surprise ingredient here was fresh rosemary, which actually works amazingly well combined with the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Nico also supplies the recipes for all the dishes he demonstrates, so you can go home and make them straight away. We had a great time, and would definitely recommend Nico’s classes to any fellow foodies!


23 May
Posted by Jane

tutti frutti launches delicious new site

It was over year ago when I first tried the delicious creations from the ‘new kid on the block in Leederville’ that is now a regular staple in my life. From the first free tasting (thanks Joel!) I was hooked… and from this ‘love’, the beginning of a lovely relationship has bloomed between Tutti Frutti and Clever Starfish.

We have helped them with their Facebook from the beginning (because we know what we want to hear and see as fans!) and have been privy to the big vision that Kathy Metaxas has for the American-born business that has been taking the world by storm.

This website one was a fun one to build and the whole Starfish team played a role in it. Of course, it is a responsive design. That means that you can fit it in your pocket and even check in on FourSquare from the mobile site.

The Leederville store is only the beginning of the exciting Tutti Frutti story unfolding… as today we launch not only their website but also the chance for West Australians to own their own Tutti Frutti shop of their own! I wish we could open one ourselves but alas, no websites would be made as we would be too busy eating straight from the taps and serving crowds of customers!

I would have to say, the biggest challenge of this site was that it induced Tutti Frutti cravings every time we spent more than a few hours in a row on it! This is seriously what happened every time someone tried to sneak off for a fix.

To celebrate the website launch, we are getting ready to eat a delicious fruit tart….

We would have eaten Tutti Frutti in celebration but we had it yesterday when we made the 404 error page. Now THAT was fun!