As the countdown continues for the fourth KI Food Safari at Southern Ocean Lodge this August, esteemed Sydney restaurateur Mark Best who is this year’s joint-host with foodie favourite Maggie Beer has been named amongst the Top 100 in the Elite Traveler Top 100 List, released earlier this month.
The list of the world’s best restaurants, hotly anticipated by industry and diners alike, this year included five Australian restaurants, with Mark’s own restaurant Marque coming in at #35.
We’re looking forward to seeing more of Mark’s cuisine when he visits Southern Ocean Lodge for the KI Food Safari and a group of happy guests on August 2.
Here’s an excerpt from the story that appeared on news.com.au on April 4:
WE ALWAYS knew we were a deft hand in the kitchen.
Elite Traveler magazine has released its annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the world and five Aussie establishments have made the cut.
Three Sydney and two Melbourne restaurants were named in the hotly contested list, a credit to our burgeoning food scene.
The top spot went to Alinea in Chicago for the third year in a row.
Mark Best at his restaurant Marque in Surry Hills. Source: News Limited
Sydney restaurant Marque in Surry Hills, run by Mark Best, took out top Aussie spot coming in at 35, followed by Melbourne chef Ben Shewry at Attica who debuted on the list for the first time at number 56. Shannon Bennett’s Vue de Monde was a close 58.