Today we head to Melbourne, Australia, and focus on eight newish restaurants that have been garnering serious buzz. Some context: this is the metropolis that recently hosted a major food festival with stars from around the world and whose dining scene prompted Time writer Lisa Abend to suggest that Australia is "the next big thing in food." For this edition of the Heat Map series, local expert Sharlee Gibb has made the selections for the buzziest dining her city has to offer. Among the choices: chef Mark Best's foray into Melbourne dining (Pei Modern), an authentic Argentinean parrilla (San Telmo), an excellent tapas and raciones spot with rooftop dining (The Aylesbury), and one of the best restaurants in the world (chef Ben Shewry's Attica).
Here now, the Eater Heat Map to Melbourne, a chronicle of the city's restaurants of the moment.
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