Who we saw at the Gourmet Traveller Hospitality Honours List luncheon

It looked very different from our traditional Restaurant Awards, but all the hallmarks of a good GT celebration remained.

Kylie Kwong and Peter Gilmore in between courses at the Gourmet Traveller Hospitality Honours luncheon.
In the newly reopened Nomad in Sydney, Gourmet Traveller hosted a luncheon on Wednesday, November 4 to celebrate the GT Hospitality Honours List for 2020. Presented by PorkStar, the event brought together some of the individuals and businesses who have turned adversity into opportunity during this global pandemic.
It was a very different look from our traditional Restaurant Awards. Guests scanned QR codes to check-in to the venue; border closures meant our guest list was limited to chefs and friends from Sydney and Adelaide. But the hallmarks of a good Gourmet Traveller celebration remained: a healthy flow of gin from Four Pillars, liberal doses of wine from Bird in Hand, and a cavalcade of dishes made and served by the Nomad team, who had only reopened their doors for service the day prior.
It was a celebration of our November issue, an acknowledgement of the against-the-odds determination of restaurants and chefs, and a marker of hope for an industry that is starting to get back on its feet.
"We wanted to bring as many of you together as possible – to share the joy and energy that comes from sharing an incredible meal and connecting with other people," said GT's editor and master-of-ceremonies Joanna Hunkin. "That is what the industry is built on and it is at the heart of everything we do and create at Gourmet Traveller."