The Twelve Most Exciting Australian Dishes Of 2010

By Franz Scheurer

 

2010 has been a year of fabulous food, lots of unusual dishes, combination of flavours and interpretations on a familiar theme. Here are my favourite twelve dishes, in order:

 

Grilled Hervey Bay Scallops, White Cut Chicken and Prawn Cracker with Sweet Corn, Green Beans and Fish Fragrant Dressing

Rockpool, Sydney

 

Cucumber Sorbet, Elderflower Granite & Frozen Lime

Vue de Monde, Melbourne

 

Spinach, Lentils & Cpes, layered, with Polenta, Gnocchi and Ricotta

Vulcans, Blackheath

 

Beef Tartare

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

 

Tortellini of Peas with Broad Beans, Morels & Light Tarragon Butter

Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney

 

Radish, Dashi Butter, Bread Rolls

Duke, Sydney

 

Pasta Francesco

Pilu at Freshwater, Sydney

 

Grilled Sourdough with Lardo & Roast Garlic

Bar H, Sydney

 

Capretto Brasato with Roast Potatoes

Il Bcaro, Melbourne

 

Black Sausage, Organic Egg & Crispy Pigs Ear Salad

Bistro CBD, Sydney

 

Stir-fried Broad Beans with Preserved Mustard and Pork Mince

Chairman Mao Chinese Restaurant

 

BBQ Silver Lake Eel, Sushi Rice, Confit Leek and Liquorice Powder

Sepia, Sydney

 

 

And The Six Most Exciting Dishes I Ate Overseas in 2010

 

Tte du Cochon, Mushroom Ketchup, Preserved Lemon, Quail Egg

Lukes Gastronomy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 

Saffron Risotto with Coriander Juice

Cracco Ristorante, Milan, Italy

 

Pappardelle with White Alba Truffles and Burnt Butter

Splendido, Tornonto, Canada

 

Pettole

Trattoria I Due Sassi, Matera, Italy

 

Petta E Brou

Fiesta Sant Elia, Sa Serra, Sardinia

 

Small Bresse Chicken in Two Courses

Lhtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland