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World's 50 Best Restaurants

World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Melbourne will host the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards next year in a coup for Australia's fast growing culinary industry. The announcement was made at the 2016 awards hosted in New York in June.

To celebrate, Tourism Australia flew four of the country’s top chefs to New York to provide a taste of what guests can expect when they come to Melbourne in 2017. Ben Shewry, Dan Hunter, Neil Perry and Peter Gilmore created the ultimate Australian BBQ Brunch on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel.

All the mouth-watering highlights are captured in the video below.

Attica chef and owner Ben Shewry, ranked number 33 on the 2016 list, said it had been great to cook with close friends and colleagues, and for some of the world’s most influential and respected chefs and food and wine media.

“I think we gave them a pretty good taste of what to expect when they come to Australia next year,” he said.

Tourism Australia Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Ronson, said Australia’s fast growing culinary reputation made it a perfect destination to host next year’s awards.

“The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards is a natural extension of our Restaurant Australia campaign. Invite the World to Dinner in Tasmania in 2014 changed a lot of people’s perceptions about the strength of Australia’s food and wine offering and, as hosts for next year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, we have the perfect platform to build upon that work,” she said.

Tourism Australia will work with William Reed Media, the organizer of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, to create a program of events alongside the awards that showcase Australia’s food and wine offering in stunning locations across the country.               

“Melbourne will do a wonderful job of hosting the awards but we’ll also be making sure we give this influential group of international chefs and media first-hand experience of the people, produce and places which make Australia’s food and wine experiences truly world class,” Ms Ronson added.