Australia plays host to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017
Melbourne, Australia – 6 April 2017 –
On 5 April 2017, Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including over 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy Chairs, and a who’s who of Australia’s food and wine industry walked the red carpet at the glittering awards ceremony.
Australia had two restaurants feature in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 – Ben Shewry’s Attica in Melbourne at #32, the 5th time it has featured on the list; and Dan Hunter’s Brae in regional Victoria entering the top 50 at #44, after first appearing on the broader top 100 list in 2015. Peter Gilmore’s Quay features at #95 on the 51-100 list announced last week.
Australia’s Neil Perry designed an Australian-themed menu with a strong focus on Australia’s unique produce, ahead of the official ceremony where The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 and special award winners were announced. David Blackmore Wagyu, Fraser Island spanner crab, Paroo kangaroo, Mooloolaba tuna, West Australian scampi and oysters from New South Wales and South Australia were just some of the highlights on Perry’s extensive menu.
Founded in 2002 and owned by William Reed Business Media, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a celebration of global gastronomy, bringing together a unique community of visionaries across the culinary landscape. The annual list and awards are based on the votes of an influential group of almost 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant community.