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



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