Sydney and NSW invite top international foodies to dine
by Shamoli Dutt


Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign, “Invite the World to Dinner”, has attracted 35 top international food and wine media, bloggers, celebrity chefs and social media commentators to food and wine venues across Sydney and Regional NSW.

Some 90 restaurants, 25 wineries, 30 hotels, 40 producers and providores and 20 tourism experiences across Sydney and NSW are taking part in the campaign to showcase the state’s gastronomic delights.

The group, representing experts from the UK, USA, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, France, Germany and Italy, will travel to seven regions across NSW to experience the state’s diverse food and wine culture.

Destination NSW chief executive, Sandra Chipchase said the campaign would further cement NSW’s position as Australia’s Gourmet State.

“Some of the best of Sydney and NSW’s food and wine experiences will be on show over the coming weeks with our International guests undertaking everything from oyster shucking on the South Coast, foraging for mushrooms in the Southern Highlands, fruit picking on the Mid North Coast and cheese making in the Hunter Valley,” she stated.

“NSW wine regions will also be showcased with Mudgee, the Hunter Valley, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands all playing host.

“NSW is Australia’s most geographically diverse State, with everything from snow capped mountains and high alpine rivers to vast wheat fields, tropical fruit groves and kilometres of pristine coastline -which means we offer a vast array of amazing produce,” Ms Chipchase added.

Restaurants the group will be visiting include Quay, Nomad, The Bentley, Pinbone and Kitchen by Mike in Sydney and The Stunned Mullet (Port Macquarie), 29 Nine 99 (Rylstone), Biota Dining (Bowral), Wharf Road (Nowra), Muse (Hunter Valley) and Darley’s (Katoomba) .


by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor