1. The Age Good Food Guide;
2. The Age Cheap Eats; and
3. A Melways.
In a way, you could say that my priorities haven’t changed much since then – the hunt for good food is a never-ending adventure for me.
So I’m quite excited that I’ve managed to visit many of this year’s winners in The Age Good Food Guide 2011 Awards. Here is the complete list of winners, some with my previous reviews – congratulations!
Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year – Royal Mail Hotel
Emirates Chef of the Year – Ben Shewry, Attica
Plumm Wine Glasses Best New Restaurant – Izakaya Den
Country Wine List of the Year – Provenance in Beechworth
Best New Country Restaurant – Loam (it’s on the to-do list!)
Navman Country Restaurant of the Year – Tearooms of Yarck
Epicure Professional Excellence Award – Paul Wilson
Dan Murphy’s BYO Restaurant of the Year – Scopri
Chamagne Louis Roederer Sommelier of the Year – David Lawler, Rockpool Bar & Grill.
Best Short Wine List belongs – City Wine Shop
Brown Brothers Wine List of the Year – Rockpool Bar & Grill
The Age Young Chef of the Year – Michael Fox, Cecconi’s Cantina
Dish of the year – Suckling Pig at Loam
Diners’ Choice Award –Vue de monde
You can buy your copy of The Age Good Food Guide 2011 from 31 August here.