Ambiwerra 2009 Winners

Rewards for good food make a lot of sense. Do you ever stop and think about the brains behind the steak you shoved into your mouth at dinner last night, or the pastry you had for breakfast this morning (not that I advocate having pastry for breakfast. Wait until at least 7am, please)? Ambiwerra, held on Sunday in Corinda, made sure it recognised culinary skill.

The food, wine, and cultural festival had several awards on offer, all celebrating the brains behind the bread and booze. Put your hands together for…

Restaurant Two, winners of the Best Restaurant Award. Chef and co-owner David Pugh (left) accepted the award for his menu that featured Porcini mushroom risotto, and a braised Stanthorpe pie floater.

That pie floater sounds like it’ll need a good drop to wash it down. Turn to Bouchon Wines, winners of the Best Wine Award. Bouchon had a selection of more than 20 wines from Australia, New Zealand, France, and Italy.

Rory Smith accepted the award for Bouchon. Is it just me or do wine makers and chefs always seem to look cool, even when holding musically-inspired trophies?

Bummed that you missed out on a sunny day of scoffing and sipping? Book August 1, 2010 in your diary for the next Ambiwerra, and start prepping your palate.

Ambiwerra Festival
Sunday 2 August 2009

Ambiwerra sports ground, Corinda map

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