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Melbourne restaurants offer world’s best

21 June 2016 by News Desk

Melbourne restaurants will stage a series of world-class culinary events to showcase the diversity of food and wine experiences in Victoria.

Melbourne restaurantsMelbourne is only the second city outside of London to stage the prestigious world awards.

Staged in mid-2017, events are set to include a chef’s feast; the awards ceremony; and various tours around Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Top Melbourne restaurants such as Attica and Brae will be aiming to add to their many existing awards.

The Victorian capital offers world-class eating and drinking with Melbourne restaurants, bars and cafes to suit every taste and lifestyle.

There are many ways to explore the culinary scene in Melbourne and Victoria. Here are some of the best:

Attica is Australia’s number one restaurant and ranks among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Chef Ben Shewry creates balanced, modern cuisine using native ingredients and sustainably developed produce including rarely used plants and herbs from the adjoining garden.

A dramatic interior replaces traditional white table cloths with kangaroo leather, curtains made of 100% Victorian wool and chairs made out of old telegraph poles for a uniquely Australian setting. The experience is topped off with spectacular views over the Melbourne city skyline and Port Phillip Bay.

Melbourne restaurants offer world’s best

Melbourne restaurants come in all sizes and locations. Some of the cities’ best eating and drinking can be found in and around the city’s labyrinth of interconnecting laneways. Original laneway tapas bar MoVida, perennially popular Chin Chin, Tonka, Cumulus Inc. Brooks of Melbourne, Coda, Izakaya Den and Supernormal are just some of the names to look out for.

The laneways are also central to Melbourne’s cafe and bar culture with rooftops and basements offering more hidden secrets and surprises from Japanese tea houses to Chinese dim sum diners, coffee grinders and speakeasy style cocktail bars.

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region home to more than 80 world class wineries producing award-winning cool climate wines and 60 boutique cellar doors. Intimate wine tasting and behind the scenes experiences are a must for any visitor. Big producers such as De Bortoli and Yering Station sit alongside specialist boutique wine makers.

In addition to wine, the region now produces a growing selection of craft beers and cider showcased through the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. The region is scattered with farm gates and artisan producers including dairies, chocolataries and organic produce.

The Mornington Peninsula has everything a ‘foodie’ could want, including abundant produce, boutique wineries, food trails, farm gates, golf courses, galleries, picturesque villages, diverse landscapes, beautiful beaches and coastal views all just one hour away from Melbourne.

It is one of few wine regions in the world that overlooks stunning coastline with cool ocean breezes influencing the boutique cool-climate Chardonnays and Pinots the area is known for. The Mornington Peninsula has more award-winning restaurants than any other part of Victoria with Port Philip Estate, The Long Table, Montalto, Terminus and Ten Minutes by Tractor all offering menus featuring local produce and an immersive dining experience.

Ranked among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Brae has recently added six new luxury accommodation suites to its ultimate dining experience.

Each suite accommodates two adults and features a king bed, organic cotton bed linen, star-gazing skylight, sitting area with turntable and record collection, cocktail bar, temperature controlled wine fridge, under floor heating, bath and private outdoor seating with views to the rolling hills of The Otways.

Guests can take a morning stroll in the garden, catching chefs and gardeners at work, and enjoy an in-room, house-made breakfast of organic, wood-fired sourdough bread, pastries, preserves and seasonal produce harvested from the property and nearby. Located in the town of Birregurra, Brae is close to activities such as platypus spotting by canoe in Lake Elizabeth, the Otways Fly Treetop Walk, the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula.

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