MoVida Sydney, NSW
How could it possibly work? MoVida is Melbourne; Melbourne is MoVida. Or at least so the thinking went. And then Frank Camorra, Andy McMahon and a host of the family's other top guns moved north for several months to prove that, yes, indeed, it's a moveable feast. Worse, the restaurant's success prompted the unthinkable: could the Sydney restaurant be... better?
The Oscars of the open mouth, the Nobel Prize of noble provisions, the Emmys of eating: the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards are upon us.
Here's the shortlist of nominees for our GT restaurant awards, which will be announced as part of the launch of our new restaurant guide next month - along with the naming of the big one: Restaurant of the Year.
Words Max Allen, Fiona Donnelly, Sue Dyson & Roger McShane, Michael Harden, Pat Nourse, Max Veenhuyzen
Photography Julian Kingma, William Meppem, Frances Andrijich, Chris Chen, James Geer, Jason Loucas