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Monday, August 29, 2011

The Age Good Food Guide 2012

At times it felt like this was the Sydney Good Food Awards and like previous years, there has been some quite baffling decisions. This year, Attica joins Vue de Monde and Jacques Reymond with three hats and Royal Mail becomes the only 3 hatted regional restaurant.

"Vittoria Coffee" Restaurant of the Year
Attica

Regional Restaurant of the Year
Loam (awarded Best New Country Restaurant last year)

Citibank Chef of the Year
Dan Hunter (Royal Mail Hotel)

"The Age" Young Chef of the Year
Josh Murphy from Cumulus Inc

"Plumm Wine Glasses" Best New Restaurant
Golden Fields

Best New Regional Restaurant of the Year
Mr Carsisi

"Dan Murphy's" BYO Restaurant of the Year
Osteria la Passione

"Brown Brothers" Wine List of the Year
Spice Temple

Regional Wine List of the Year
Lake House

Best Short Wine List
Merricote

"Le Cordon Bleu" Professional Excellence Award
Neil Perry

"Virgin Australia" Service Excellence Award
Jason Lui from Flower Drum

Legend Award
Philippe Mouchel

"Champagne Louis Roederer" Sommelier of the Year
Bengt Baumgartner from The European

Donlevy Fitzpatrick Award
Geralds Bar

Dimmi Award for Innovation
TOYS Collective

"Lucky Beer" Dish of the Year
Barbecue Spare Ribs from Dandelion

Diner's Choice Award
Cutler & Co

Epicure Sustainability Award
Maurice Esposito

Onto the hats:

In the City

3 hats
Attica (up 1)
Jacques Reymond
Vue de Monde

2 hats
Cafe di Stasio
Circa, The Prince
Cutler and Co
Ezard
Flower Drum
Grossi Florentino
Matteo's
MoMo
MoVida
Pearl
Rockpool Bar and Grill
The Point Albert Park
The Press Club
The Stokehouse (up 1)
Verge

1 hat
Abla's
Atlantic (new)
Bacash
Becco
Bistro Guilaume (new)
Bistro Vue
Cecconi's Cantina
Centonove
Church St Enoteca
Ciccolina
Coda
Comme Kitchen
Cumulus Inc
Dandelion (new)
David's
Donovans (down 1)
Embrasse
Esposito @ Toofeys
Gill's Diner
Golden Fields (new)
Il Bacaro
The Italian
Koots Salle à Manger
Livingroom (new)
Longrain
Maha
Maze
Mercers
MoVida Aqui & Terraza
Paladarr Thai Issan
PM 24 (new)
Sapore
Sarti
Shoya
Spice Temple (new)
Tempura Hajime
The Grand
Town Hall Hotel (new)
Vin Cellar
Yu-U

Out:
Balzari, Canvas, Estivo, Gingerboy, Giuseppe Arnaldo and Sons, Kenzan, Ladro, Melbourne Wine Room, No.35, Ocha, Taxi Dining Room

In the Country

3 hats
Royal Mail Hotel (up 1)

2 hats
Lake House
Loam
Provenance
Stefano's
Tea Rooms of Yarck

1 hat
Annie Smithers' Bistrot
Bella Vedere
Chris's Restaurant (new)
Eleonore's
La Petanque (new)
Montalto
Neilsons
Oscar W's Wharfside
Port Philip Estate
Scorched
Simone's Restaurant
Sunnybrae
Ten Minutes by Tractor (new)
The Long Table (new)
Villa Gusto
Wardens Food and Wine

Out:
Merrijig Inn, Perfect Drop Wine and Food Lounge, Royal George Hotel, Sourcedining, Teller, The Outpost Retreat, Whirrakee Restaurant


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