Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017
Tourism Australia worked closely with event organizers William Reed Business Media on the official events program, which began on 1 April in Melbourne and will come to end on Saturday, 8 April, in South Australia.
On April 5th 2017, Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. About 1,000 guests, as well as over 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy Chairs, and renowned names from Australia’s food and wine industry walked the red carpet at the glitzy awards ceremony.
Two restaurants of Australia featured in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: Ben Shewry’s Attica in Melbourne at #32, and Dan Hunter’s Brae in regional Victoria entering the top 50 at #4. Peter Gilmore’s Quay features at #95 on the 51-100 list announced last week.
According to Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan, “It’s a huge honour for Australia to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – testament to how much our culinary standing has risen globally in the last few years.”
He added, “It’s great to see Attica, Brae and Quay make the ‘top 100′ list this year, but the benefits go much wider and will be longer lasting. Australia has enjoyed centre-stage this week with some of the world’s most influential chefs, restaurateurs and food and wine media eating in our restaurants and cafes, drinking in our bars, and visiting our world-class wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Through these first hand, authentic experiences, they will share our Restaurant Australia story beyond these shores, helping to inspire new audiences of travellers and lovers of great food and wine to follow in their foodie footsteps.”
These events display Australia’s exceptional food and wine culture to an international audience of chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, media and food lovers. Other events in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants program include:
The Chefs’ Feast at West Beach Bathers (4 April);
The Great Aussie Brunch at QT Melbourne (6 April); and
The Academy Escape in South Australia (6-8 April).