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Chang, Shewry Win Big at 2012 Gourmet Traveller Awards

 Ben Shewry's Attica, in Melbourne
Ben Shewry's Attica, in Melbourne
Photo: Attica

Australian travel and lifestyle magazine Gourmet Traveller has announced its restaurant and chef awards for this year, and chefs Peter Gilmore, David Chang, and Ben Shewry are big winners. Gilmore's Sydney restaurant Quay was named best in the country and Shewry, of Melbourne's Attica, was singled out as the best chef in the nation. What makes Shewry's award all the more significant is that his category is decided by his peers — the chefs from the last edition of Australia's top 100 restaurants. Chang's Momofuku Seiobo was named new restaurant of the year. The winners:

Restaurant of the Year: Quay, Sydney
Chef of the Year: Ben Shewry, Attica, Melbourne
Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality: Janni Kyritsis, chef
New Restaurant of the Year: Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney
Regional Restaurant of the Year: Loam, Drysdale, Vic
Best New Talent: Alejandro Cancino, Urbane, Brisbane
Maître d' of the Year: Ainslie Lubbock, Pei Modern, Melbourne
Sommelier of the Year: Banjo Harris Plane, Attica, Melbourne
Wine List of the Year: Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne
Bar of the Year: The Everleigh, Melbourne

· 2013 GT Restaurant Awards winners [Gourmet Traveler]


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