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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

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

"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: