The Hilton Hotel’s renovations have paid off with The Collins Bar winning best small bar over Leigh Street’s udaberri at the Restaurant & Catering SA Awards last night.
There were just two nominations in the new award which was sponsored by Lion and was celebrated by the bar on its Twitter account: “Woooohooooo first award nomination and we WON!!! Small bar of the year award.”
Windy Point Restaurant was named restaurant of the year at the industry awards function which was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Restaurant & Catering SA’s Chief Executive Officer Sally Neville said the winners should be congratulated for their professionalism and hard work, servicing locals as well as interstate and overseas visitors.
“It’s great to see many of our awards going to venues in the regions demonstrating the high quality of our premium food and wine experiences,” she said.
Last year’s Electrolux Australian Young Chef winner, Franklin Street’s Public chef Stewart Wesson took out best chef over 12 others including Assaggio’s Camillo Crugnale and Eric Duval from Vino Ristorante.
Wesson’s win followed the launch of his new menu last Friday night which includes Coffin Bay oysters with lemon zest.
Wesson said his philosophy was to create a relaxed environment with food people could share and enjoy.
The Individual Hall Of Fame Award was presented to Ingo Schwarze who was integral in establishing the world class patisserie course at TAFE SA Regency Campus.
The prestigious Lifetime Achiever Award was presented to George Belperio, an Italian industry stalwart in SA and one of the original owners of the Fasta Pasta Group.
Best breakfast went to Chianti Classico, while the popular choice went to Rigoni’s Bistro.
Argo on the Parade won best coffee/tea house against it’s city sister Argo on the Square, Coffee Branch, Saffron Sky, Signature and eight different Cibo Espresso shops.
Full list of 2013 winners here:
Restaurant Of The Year Windy Point Restaurant, Belair
Popular Choice Rigoni’s Bistro, Adelaide
Best Bakery/Patisserie Kalymnos Pastries, Torrensville
Best Small Bar Collins Bar, Hilton Adelaide
Hall Of Fame – Individual Ingo Schwarze, School of Patisserie, TAFE SA
Best Chef Stewart Wesson – Public CBD, Adelaide
Best Apprentice Cook Matthew Fitton – Sebel Playford Adelaide
Best Employee Tyson Avery – The White House Adelaide Hills
Best Employer Windy Point Restaurant & Café, Belair
Best Maitre D’ George Papatolis – Beyond India, North Adelaide
Best Breakfast Chianti Classico, Adelaide
Best Asian GIWA Modern Korean Restaurant, Hyde Park
Best Cafe Assaggio Cafe, Campbelltown
Best Chinese From Orient, Adelaide
Best Coffee/Tea House Argo on the Parade, Norwood
Best Contemporary Australian Windy Point Restaurant, Belair
Best European Georges on Waymouth, Adelaide
Best Family T.G.I. Friday’s, Oaklands Park
Best Greek Estia, Henley Beach
Best Indian Jasmin Indian Restaurant, Adelaide
Best Informal The River Café, North Adelaide
Best Italian Assaggio Ristorante, Hyde Park
Best Japanese Yakitori Takumi, North Adelaide
Best New Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield
Best Pizza Jimmies Restaurant, Crafers
Best Regional Pipers of Penola, Penola
Best Restaurant in a Hotel/Motel/Resort The Sebel Playford, Adelaide
Best Restaurant in a Pub/Club/Tavern The Queen’s Head, North Adelaide
Best Restaurant in a Winery The Kitchen Door @ Penny’s Hill Winery, McLaren Vale
Best Seafood Sails at Robe, Robe
Best Speciality Fig22, Gawler
Best Steak The Barn Steakhouse, Mount Gambier
Best Thai Silk & Spice, Torrensville
Tourism Windy Point Restaurant, Belair
Caterer Of The Year Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Best Function/Convention National Wine Centre, Adelaide
Best Industrial/Institutional Caterer Scolarest – Flinders Housing, Bedford Park
Best Site/Contract Caterer Eurest – Hewlett Packard, Lockelys
Best Small Caterer Owen Andrews Catering, Seppeltsfield
Best Venue Caterer Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Best Wedding Caterer National Wine Centre, Adelaide
Best Wine List Apothecary 1878, Adelaide
Best Sommelier Duncan Vent – Chianti Classico, Adelaide
Best Service Provider Business SA Apprenticeship Centre, Unley
Safety Award National Wine Centre, Adelaide
Professional Development Quality Catering @ Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Best Product Supplier Empire Liquor, Edwardstown
Best Media Coverage Kylie Fleming – Messenger Newspapers
Best Trainee Kostas Nicoloulias, Hilton Adelaide
Hall of Fame Ingo Schwarze
Lifetime Achievers George Belperio, Fasta Past Group
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