Gastronomes of Australia clear your calendars; Time Out have announced two hot new venues will host the 2015 Time Out Food Awards, and tickets to the party are going on sale now.
Greek gastro-legend George Calombaris, and Gazi, his latest dining den with a cheeky twist; will play host to Melbournites on Monday 17 August, in a tasty celebration emceed by comedian slash DJ Andrew McClelland.
Sydneysiders, see you a week later, on Monday 24 August, where the party will be hosted by prime Yorkshire-export/chef Sean Connolly and his sexy new oyster and ale house the The Morrison, emceed by DJ and chef Andrew Levins.
These are most important dates in the culinary year so trim your beard, tame your locks, and grab your frock; it’s almost time to celebrate with the country’s best taste titillators.
On Thursday 16 July (Melbourne) and Thursday 23 July (Sydney) voting for the People’s Choice Award top ten nominees opens, giving everyone a chance to vote for the restaurant that blew them away this year.
The full awards categories and nominees are still to be announced so stay tuned.
“Time Out’s Awards pay tribute to the places we love to visit and the chefs who are delighting our palates without costing us the earth,’’ said Freya Herring, Time Out Sydney’s Restaurants & Cafes Editor. “But we also have awards for the extremes – high-end restaurants, cheap eats – plus the city’s best cafés too.”
“The Time Out Food Awards are about celebrating excellent but also accessible restaurant culture,” said Larissa Dubecki, Time Out Melbourne’s Restaurant Critic. “In Melbourne we are blessed with a huge number of top-class affordable restaurants – places that Time Out’s readers love to visit every week, not just on special occasions – and the scene is getting more exciting every year.”
The Time Out Food Awards are an industry-recognized celebration of talent, voted on by independent editors and reviewers.
Joining the celebration so far are Appletiser Sparkling Apple, Yenda beer and Cargo Crew Apparel.
Early bird and VIP tickets are now on sale for both Sydney and Melbourne.
Standard Tickets: $60 + BF (after Thursday 23 July: includes food, drinks, good times + a copy of TOFA issue worth $4.95)
Early Bird Tickets: $55 + BF (valid from Thursday 9 – Thursday 23 July)
VIP Tickets: $80 + BF (includes Time Out Melb or Time Out Syd subscription worth $34.95 + bonus bag on the night!)
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