The Age Good Food Guide 2009 Awards
Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:48 PM
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Attica
CHEF OF THE YEAR Frank Camorra of MoVida
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Bistro Guillaume
COUNTRY RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
BEST NEW COUNTRY RESTAURANT Tea Rooms at Yarck
WINERY RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Giant Steps/ Innocent Bystander, Healesville
BEST BACCHUS Bar Lourinha
YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR Chris Donnellan, of Gingerboy, and Justin Wise, of the Press Room
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Con Christopoulos
DISH OF THE YEAR Smoked trout broth, crackling, basil seeds and fresh smoke, at Attica
WINE LIST OF THE YEAR Circa, the Prince
HITS AND MISSES
* Vue de Monde rejoined Jacques Reymond as the city's only three-hatted restaurants, while MoVida and Verge earned their second hats.
* Becco and the Press Club both lost a hat to join the one-hat ranks.
* Newly hatted restaurants were Bistro Guillaume, Church St Enoteca, Esposito, Estivo, the European, Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons, the Italian, Maha, Paladarr Thai Issan and Sarti.
* Restaurants that lost their hats were the Argo, Shiranui, Idea Fine Food & Wine, Maris, Middle Brighton Baths, Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, Punch Lane, France-Soir, the Graham, Hotel Lincoln, Delizia Cucina,
Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:54 AM
It's good to see many changes in the top list.
Now that Verge has earned their second hat, I think it's about time I pay them another visit. :p