First there was Ben Shewry, the promising kid out in the suburbs. Then came Ben Shewry, a man on a mission and a chef on the ascendant. Today it's Ben Shewry, spokesperson for Australian restaurants abroad. Never mind that it's not a role of his choosing (and never mind that he's a Kiwi), by dint of his particular interest and ambitions Shewry has fashioned a restaurant not quite like any other on this or any other continent. Along the way he has attracted a band of like-minded collaborators who are drawn to his vision of Attica as a place that's engaged with the community, as committed to social responsibility as it is to feats of culinary daring. Maybe you went to Attica a couple of years ago and liked it. (That potato cooked in earth was really something, wasn't it?) The Attica of today is a different restaurant. Bigger physically, yes, but it's also greater and more substantial. It now has the gardens and test kitchen-trappings that are de rigueur for eateries on the global stage, but it has lost none of its heart. And yes, you'll eat and drink here better than ever.
2014 has been an exciting year in food, making for a particularly interesting crop of winners in the 2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards. Hungry for talent? Read on.
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The annual food writers’ festival is back with a strong line-up that includes Long Chim’s David Thompson and GT columnist Paulette Whitney.
After launching its first Food and Wine Event in May, Lizard Island resort on the Great Barrier Reef is back with another three days of luxury: A Spice Journey with Shane Delia.
Not all is as it seems at Nora as it shifts from cafe to restaurant, but thanks to joyful sleight of hand and the fun factor it works.
With Sicily's capital slowly being transformed into a vibrant, youthful city, built on a strong Italian culture, we take you through the best places to stay, eat and shop in Palermo.
Spike your next cocktail or sauce with Australian-grown yuzu.
Andrew McConnell transforms Moon Under Water into a Chinese restaurant.
Join us to mark a new era of air travel with Etihad Airways at Shannon Bennett’s celebrated Vue de Monde, at the high end of Melbourne fine dining.
Is this Australia's answer to poutine?
Rice pudding is one of our favourite winter sweets. Try it out all kinds of ways.
It's official, winter means lentils, curry and soup.
A complete overhaul of the Port Douglas resort is unveiled this month.
Sleep tight in a vintage Airstream high above Flinders Lane at Melbourne’s new (novel) hotel.
A new take on cauliflower cheese, souped up with bacon and turned into tasty fritters. They’re a great way to kick off a dinner party or drinks.
The classic pork roll is the very definition of an Asian sandwich for most Australians. Resist the urge to use sourdough or other fancy bread in place of Vietnamese bakery rolls; that flaky crunchiness contrasting the lush filling is what it's all about. Leftover pork or chicken from a roast works nicely here, too, as do duck and rare beef.
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Raise a glass to the winners of this year's annual Restaurant Guide Awards.