It's Official! Nsw Top State For Gourmet Experiences

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It's Official! NSW Top State For Gourmet Experiences

NSW trumped the rest of the nation in the prestigious 100 Greatest Australian
Gourmet Experiences, published by Australian Traveller Magazine today.

More than one third of Australia's best gourmet experiences are in NSW, according to a panel of food experts. Sydney is the clear winner with 21 Great Gourmet Experiences

The highest rating NSW experience was the "Bulgari of Butchers", Victor Churchill in Woollahra, named second Greatest Australian Gourmet Experience.

Australian Traveller editor Greg Barton says: "In the land of plenty, NSW is the most bountiful state with some fabulous dining experiences in all regions and equally outstanding providores like Victor Churchill's, Simon Johnson, Herbie's Spices and Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms."

Top Sydney restaurants Quay and Tetsuya's were the other two NSW representatives in the Top 10. Sydney-based chef Neil Perry was the most prolific restaurateur with three entries in the Top 100: Rockpool, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple.

Orange was the leading NSW region with three local entries: Tonic Restaurant, Orange Food Week and Mandagery Creek Farmed Venison.

A panel of food experts including Matt Moran, Jacques Reymond, Maggie Beer, Simon Johnson, Matthew Evans, Alla Wolf-Tasker and Michael Ryan decided the Top 100 Gourmet Experiences. The panellists were presented with a shortlist of 300 experiences and asked: "On a scale of 1- 10, how strongly would you like to experience the nomination and/or would you advise a friend to experience it?" The answers were tabulated and the Top 100 Gourmet Experiences revealed.

Editor Greg Barton is available for interview. The complete 100 Gourmet list is available at (From March 24 2010)


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The 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences issue of Australia's best selling travel magazine is on sale Wed Mar 24 from all newsagents and Woolworth/Safeway stores nationally.

NSW's Greatest Gourmet Experiences

2. Victor Churchill, Sydney
3. Quay, Sydney
7. Tetsuya's, Sydney
14. Aria, Sydney
15. Berowra Waters Inn, Sydney
24. Rockpool Bar and Grill, Sydney
25. Bilson's Restaurant, Sydney
27. Simon Johnson, Sydney
28. Herbie's Spices, Sydney
29. Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms, Bowral
30. Longrain, Sydney
31. Orange Food Week, Orange
32. Vulcan's, Blackheath
34. Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakehouse, Berry
35. Spice Temple, Sydney
42. Rockpool, Sydney
48. Redgate Farm, Newcastle
52. Adriano Zumbo Patisserie, Sydney
53. Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney
58. Sydney Seafood School, Sydney
61. Universal, Sydney
65. Vietnamese in Cabramatta, Sydney
67. Bells at Killcare, Killcare
68. Tonic, Millthorpe
70. Pretty Beach House, Killcare
73. Campos Coffee, Sydney
80. Red Lantern, Sydney
85. Billy Kwong Eating House, Sydney
86. Jonah's, Sydney
91. Little General Olive Oil, Griffith
92. Mandagery Creek Farmed Venison, Orange
96. The Gunyah Restaurant at Paperbark Camp, Huskisson
100. Harry's Caf de Wheels, Sydney

Australia's Top 10 Gourmet Experiences
1. The Agrarian Kitchen, TAS
2. Victor Churchill, NSW
3. Quay, NSW
4. Fish and chips on the beach, NATIONAL
5. Holy Goat, VIC
6. Daylesford Organics, VIC
7. Tetsuya's, NSW
8. Vue de Monde, VIC
9. Pyengana Dairy Company, TAS
10. Sunnybrae Restaurant, VIC

SOURCE: Australian Traveller Magazine

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