Monday, 6 September 2010

2011 good food guide awards

The year Terry Durack came back to play, the food industry knew the SMH Good Food Guide would be subjected to a much needed shake up in a way that only Terry knows how. Live tweeted by nominees and industry members alike - there were quite a few movers and shakers....some up (Bodega, Omerta got their first hats) and some, most notably Tetsuya's, Bilson's and Buon Ricordo..down (3 hats to 2)...and some who were arguably deserving including Potts Point's Lotus, were absent.

Here's the list of who got what in 2011.

Best Restaurant

Best Chef
Martin Benn (Sepia)

Best New Restaurant
Manly Pavillion

Young Chef of the Year
Jason Saxby, Quay

Three Hats
est., Marque, Quay

Two Hats
Aria, Assiette, Becasse, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Berowra Waters Inn, Bilson's, Bistro Ortolan, Buon Ricordo, Claude's, Four in Hand Dining Room, Guillaume at Bennelong, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Lucio's, Pilu at Freshwater, Rockpool, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sepia, Tetsuya's, Universal.

One Hat
Ad Lib Bistro, Altitude, Arras, Astral, BillyKwong, Bird CowFish, Bistro Moncur, Bistrode, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Buzo Trattoria, Cafe Sopra, Catalina, Etch, Fish Face, Flying Fish, Golden Century, Jonah's Whale Beach, Koi, Longrain, Mad Cow, Manly Pavilion, Omerta, Ormeggio at The Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Otto Ristorante, Pendolino, Pier, Restaurant Balzac, Sailors Thai Restaurant, Sake Restaurant and Bar, Sean's Panaroma, Spice Temple, Yoshii.

Regional - Two Hats
Lochiel House (Kurrajong Heights), Rock (Pokolbin).

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