Highlights of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards

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50 World's Best Restaurant awards, people enjoying entertainment.

The World’s Most Livable City hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards this week with a three day line-up of art, music, entertainment and.. oh yeah, food.

Federation Square live site event –
A picnic-themed Federation Square played host to a Melbourne-curated program of entertainment to celebrate The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards taking place in Melbourne. Hosted by 3RRR’s Cam Smith, a line-up of comedians, musicians and top Melbourne identities (including Adam D’Sylva, Rosa Mitchell, Nicky Riemer) entertained the crowds before the official countdown began. With dinner available onsite from some of Melbourne’s most-loved food trucks, this world-first event was attended by approximately 1000 people, with over 200 people attending from the tourism and hospitality industry – including Attica staff.
Images – http://bit.ly/2oLzTOL
30 sec video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d3itd2znGs&feature=youtu.be

Street-art chef portraits –
Melbourne street-artists Heesco honoured some of the world’s top chefs in a mural he painted of them in Hidson Lane, beside Chin Chin. Heesco spent almost four days to complete the giant artwork that features: Ben Shewry (chef-owner of Australia’s highest-ranked restaurant Attica – ranked #32 this year), Joan Roca (of El Celler De Can Roca in Spain – ranked #3) Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Italy, ranked #2 in 2017), Daniel Humm (of 11 Madison Park, currently ranked #1 in the world) and Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck chef-owner who was given a life-time achievement award).
Highlight images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ve1o31mwwbog8yl/AACDo9DVVDRnu6vKhr2_-9L9a?dl=0
Video: https://youtu.be/0dxkGESAZbE

Maps –
Visit Victoria has created a Melbourne Food Map, curating the city’s top 50 food and drink experiences, for the world’s top 50 chefs.  Featuring categories such as fine dining, casual dining, late night, hidden, coffee and chef faves – the map offers the world’s culinary elite an easy to way to make the most of their time in Australia’s favourite food city.
See digital version

Hamer Hall
Directed by White Night’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer, David Atkins, a program of culinary projections activated Melbourne’s Hamer Hall to celebrate Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s (MFWF, 31 March –  9 April 2017) 25th year, and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards (3-9 April 2017) both taking place in the city in the first week of April.

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