Aussie Culinary Scene
Want to know where to find some of the trendiest new watering holes in and around Sydney? Good Food came up with a list of the hottest places to grab a drink:
Old Joe’s in Cronulla – walk in off the beach for alcohol-spiked milkshakes and spiders, great fish and chips and fresh lobster sambos.
As one of the most popular TV shows in Sydney, MasterChef Australia combines excitement, suspense and anticipation with one of everyone’s favourite activities – eating. Time and time again, judging is one of the most fun aspects of the show. And after watching, many people want to be a judge themselves, to let all their senses wrap around every masterfully designed dish and have each ingredient invigorate their palette.
Thankfully, there is no better place than Sydney to be your own judge and to eat like a MasterChef.
Celebrity Chef: Matt Moran
Matt Moran left school at the age of 15 for a four-year apprenticeship to learn classical French cooking. Moran later teamed up with business partner Peter Sullivan in 1991 to open up ARIA, one of Sydney’s premier restaurants. Having been blessed with great fortune, Moran loves giving something back as an ode to what defined his success. As such, new apprentice chefs are hired to work alongside some of the most skilled chefs at ARIA. Moran himself makes sure he provides a great hands-on experience for his apprentice chefs, both guiding them and demanding excellence. Matt Moran is also one of the few Australian chefs to have been invited to cook for the James Beard House, a much revered New York culinary institution.
Sydney’s dining market is known for its flair, creativity, and quality. World-class chefs, great local produce, and sophisticated diners have provided Sydney’s dining scene with a strong basis for innovation and style. Given the choices available in the city, an exhaustive list is difficult to create, but these are some of the finest restaurants in Sydney, many probably within a short distance of your Sydney apartment or hotel.
Located in a heritage-listed site in Kent St, Tetsuya’s, owned by chef Tetsuya Wakuda, has become one of the must-try restaurants in Sydney. The restaurant consistently tops local best-restaurants lists and was ranked 27 in the Elite Traveller’s World’s Top Restaurants Guide in 2012.
Over the past ten years or so Brisbane has totally transformed itself into one of Australia’s hottest cities. While the art and music scenes have played a major role in the transformation, and Brisbane hotels have become known as some of Australia’s finest, the influence of Brisbane’s booming food industry cannot be denied. Nowadays Brisbane offers some of the most diverse and delicious dining options in the country, with the following magnificent restaurants just a few of the many waiting for you here.
This popular establishment is an espresso and pizza bar and is a fantastic example of how modern Brisbane has flourished, with its simple style and delicious offerings drawing people from all walks of life. Boasting Brisbane’s best pizza and some of the city’s best coffee along with a fresh open air design, Firefly is also a trendy and relaxed evening venue of a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. So if you are looking to try out some of the best of Brisbane’s new food scene, make sure that Firefly is up towards the top of your ‘must-see’ list.
Brisbane has come a long way in the last couple of decades, transforming itself from essentially a large country town into one of Australia’s most hip and modern cities. One of the main areas where you can see the transformation is in the hospitality industry, which now showcases swanky new Brisbane hotels, stunningly revamped serviced apartments, and no shortage of delicious, creative and even quirky places to get a bite to eat. The following is a brief look at some of the quirkiest restaurants in the newly transformed metropolis of Brisbane.
If you haven’t heard about ‘Nitrogen cooking’ yet, head to Alchemy to find out for yourself, as this creative restaurant is the only one in Brisbane currently rocking the ‘freeze cooked’ method. Apart from the quirky use of nitrogen, Alchemy has become known as one of the most all-round impressive places to eat in the entire city, with Chef Brad Jolly widely regarded as one of the best chefs working in Australia. Don’t be fooled by Alchemy’s quirky reputation, because you are guaranteed nothing short of an incredible experience here.
In recent years, Brisbane has become quite well known for its blossoming restaurant industry, and there has been no shortage of fantastic new operations opening their doors of late. Unfortunately, not all of these dining options can be considered family friendly, so make sure you know which ones are before you make your family dinner plans.
If you are in Brisbane with your family looking for some decent places to eat, your best bet is to get online and do some research, because this is guaranteed to save you time, money and frustration. The following is a brief look at some of the best options in Brisbane for family dining.
Earth n Sea Pizza & Pasta
With four different locations to choose from across Brisbane, Earth n Sea provides the perfect mix of great food in an informal atmosphere, making this the perfect place to take the entire family. A four-time winner of the people’s choice awards for Favourite Casual Restaurant and Family Dining, Earth n Sea has also won the coveted Best Pizza in Brisbane award.
Sydney is becoming world famous for its food; people here take every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the finest cuisine. Whether you’re interested in cultural foods, fine dining, finger foods or snacks, Sydney has it all, and the easiest way to check out as much of it as possible is to hit up one of the many food festivals. The following is a short guide to some of Sydney’s best food festivals.
Crave Sydney International Food Fest
This fabulous month-long food festival consists of the Night Noodle Markets, a growers market, Breakfast on Bondi and a ‘Shoot the Chef’ competition. Here you will enjoy some world-class and extremely varied food options. You can also take cooking classes, do a food tour, or take part in progressive dinners and kids events. This awesome festival does a fantastic job of showcasing food in one of the world’s most accomplished food cities.
Australians like their food, and they are spoiled with a huge variety of high quality options. While the cuisine isn’t exactly exotic, food here definitely has its own style, and is highly regarded around the world. When you’re in Australia, make sure you eat lots of the following fantastic foods when you have the chance.
With an extremely long growing season and perfect growing conditions, Australia is absolutely blessed with its massive variety of high-quality fruit. Whether you’re a fan of Tasmanian apples, Queensland strawberries or South Australian oranges, fresh organic fruit in Australia makes the rest of the world’s fruit seem bland. From passion fruit to rockmelon to custard apple, fruit is easily one of Australia’s food highlights.