Good Food Guide 2019
We interrupt regular programming this week to bring you the results from last night's Good Food Guide awards.
It was a huge night for the world of hospitality on Monday, with the 2019 Good Food Guide awards held at Crown Melbourne.
We’re incredibly proud of all our clients and industry friends who received hats and awards, but we’re especially proud of Jock Zonfrillo and Restaurant Orana, which was awarded three hats and named Restaurant of the Year. Congratulations Jock and his team!
The other three-hat restaurants are Minimishima, Brae, Attica, Momofuku Seiōbo, Sixpenny and Quay. It was a big night for Quay’s Peter Gilmore, who was named Citi Chef of the Year.
Dan Hunter’s Brae in Birregurra, Victoria was named Regional Restaurant of the Year. Industry stalwart Stefano de Pieri of Stefano’s in Mildura was awarded the Vittoria Coffee Legend Award, while Kylie Javier Ashton from Momofuku Seiōbo was awarded the Citi Service Excellence Award and Travis Howe from the Carlton Wine Room got the gong for Sommelier of the Year. Jodie Odrowaz from Iki Jime in Melbourne won the Josephine Pignolet Award for Young Chef of the Year.
#SydneyDoesntSuck, spearheaded by Sydney’s departing deputy lord mayor, Jess Miller, won the Food for Good Award for its campaign with Sydney’s best bars and hospitality venues to limit the use of single-use plastic straws, and only provide them to people who really need them.
Read about all the awards on Good Food.
John Lethlean raved about Lankan Filling Station for The Australian. “The family-style, use-your-hands nature of Sri Lankan food really kicks in: a sambol selection of four styles plus whey-soaked, fried red chillies you crumble like salt. And hoppers: concave, wok-cooked “bowls” of fermented rice and coconut flour batter with a spiced, fried egg at the centre into which you dollop three radically different yet sublime curries: one is dark and prawny; the potato curry is starchy/creamy and laden with curry leaves; and a gently piquant snapper curry.” (4/5)
Anthony Huckstep enjoyed the quirky feel at Ron's for delicious. "Mediterranean-inspired menu of share plates with the char-grill and rôtisserie getting a heavy workout. A large octopus tentacle charred crisp on the outside and tender on the inside arrives atop a bed of caperberries, kipfler potatoes, garlic and lemon. Ron’s has an air of Twin Peaks kookiness, but in steering clear of conformity it dishes up its own brand of comfort that’s well worth the visit." (3/5)
Dan Stock got into the meat and red at Asado, the latest and biggest eatery from the San Telmo team for the Herald Sun. "A small skewer of silken, supple slivers of tongue is all sorts of smoky deliciousness, while the house made chorizo is a soft, subtle version of the species. A bowl of meaty diamond-shell clams with peas and a splash of sherry is a delicious hint of the Spanish lean to Gould’s menu here, though it really is, still, all about steaks treated with respect and big, juicy reds to go with." (3/5)
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