MELBOURNE | After a successful 2015 in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards are coming to Melbourne in 2017. The awards will be hosted at the UNESCO Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton on the evening of 5th April 2016. It’s not just about the single night though – in conjunction with Tourism Australia, there will be a range of food events highlighting Australia’s unique produce, brilliant wines and dynamic dining scene across the entire first week of April.
The awards time in Melbourne also coincides with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and as part of the programme, many of the world’s top chefs will be running master classes and sharing their skills and knowledge with Melburnians.
At The City Lane we’re obviously huge fans of Australia’s food and drink scene, and we think it’s great that the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are coming to Melbourne. Since the start of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign in December 2013, international incremental spending on food and wine has increased by more than $1 billion or 25%. One in five dollars spent by international visitors in Australia now goes towards food and wine experiences. After April 2017, this can only get better.
Keep your eye out for more news as the event draws closer, we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on all of the good stuff.