For the second leg of its global tour in 2017, The World's 50 Best Restaurants is heading to Melbourne, Australia.
While the stereotype of shrimps on the barbie is well-known worldwide, fewer people know about the vast gastronomic landscape spanning Australia that's just waiting to be explored.
Sydneysider Pat Nourse, 50 Best's Academy Chair for Oceania, Australia & New Zealand, talks us through 10 top things to try when in Oz.
Balmain bug pikelets at Bennelong, Sydney
Where: Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
What: Native crustaceans meet blini-like mini-pancakes in a savoury party under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Abalone roasted in bull kelp at Franklin, Hobart
Where: Franklin, 28 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania
What: Tasmania’s most prized cold-water shellfish, the rakish flair of chef David Moyle and the magic of a wood-fired Scotch oven: it’s a match made in dining heaven.
Marron and local watercress at Orana, Adelaide
Where: Orana, 285 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
What: Chef Jock Zonfrillo, a Glaswegian of Italian descent, might seem an unlikely champion of indigenous Australian culinary culture, but one taste of his inspired use of local ingredients brings his arguments vividly to life.