YOUNG CHEF / QLD
Ben Devlin, one of our Australian young chef national finalists in 2008 is now Chef de Cuisine at Esquire Restaurant. After he completed his apprenticeship in Brisbane at Lat 27, he has worked at Urbane Restaurant and for 2 years at Noma. He returned home a few years ago to join the Esquire team. Here, Ben shares his recommendations on top spots to dine and wine in Queensland.
Northey Street City Farm, Brisbane – it’s a bit hit and miss, but there are some real gems there sometimes.
Sourced Grocer, Teneriffe – an awesome nursery. They stock some great local produce, and make a great breakfast
Raddacliff Place Market, Brisbane – in the middle of the city in the middle of the week, but there is always some amazing produce to be found here
Sixpenny, Sydney – the chefs here always put so much thought, effort and love into everything they make. It’s been one of my best ever meals
Bar Lourinha, Melbourne – great Spanish food, an awesome bar, I’ve only ever had amazing meals here
Finally Brae, Victoria – haven’t been but it’s the top of my wish list, the gardens, the dining room and the food all look stunning