On what was a night of celebration of Victoria’s vibrant culinary industry, the Mornington Peninsula has once again received outstanding recognition at The Age Good Food Guide Awards for 2023. Established to showcase and bring awareness to the nation’s best food and drink scenes.
Read on to discover all the Mornington Peninsula businesses that received acclaim from this week’s event:
Leading the way for the region was 28-year-old Nicholas Deligiannis from Audrey’s restaurant at The Continental Sorrento, taking home the title of Young Chef Of The Year. Launching only this year as part of the historic Sorrento icon’s reemergence, Audrey’s combines old-world elegance with seaside charm. Steered by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett, the refined and authentic dining experience showcases seasonal-driven flavours from a tasting menu or 3-course choice menu.
With two hats to their name, both Ten Minutes By Tractor in Main Ridge and Tedesca Osteria in Red Hill have continued to uphold their exceptional dining experiences. A total of ten Mornington Peninsula restaurants were awarded a distinguished one hat, including that of Doot Doot Doot, Paringa Estate, Polperro Winery, Port Phillip Estate, Rare Hare, the Restaurant At Montalto, Cape Restaurant at RACV Cape Schanck Resort and Audrey’s at The Continental Sorrento.
In strengthening the Mornington Peninsula’s reputation as a leading culinary destination, these restaurants have remained sought-after dining scenes for both new and returning visitors to the region. Distinct dining journeys align with the changing of the seasons, with guests able to pull up a seat either alongside the vines or only footsteps from the coast.
For the full list of award winners, and to explore more of these Mornington Peninsula businesses, read on below:
Young Chef Of The Year
Nicholas Deligiannis, Audrey's, Sorrento
Oceania Cruises Wine List Of The Year Award
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Main Ridge
Ten Minutes By Tractor, Main Ridge
Todesca Osteria, Red Hill
Cape Restaurant, Cape Schanck
Doot Doot Doot, Merricks North
Many Little, Red Hill South
Paringa Estate, Red Hill South
Polperro Winery, Red Hill
Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill South
Rare Hare, Merricks North
The Restaurant At Montalto, Red Hill South
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