11 May 2009 Words & Images: MiSociety
Australia’s finest foods awards
The Vogue Entertaining + Travel Produce Awards 2009 is Australia’s premier national award for the makers of the outstanding Australian produce that is served in our nation’s quality restaurants.
A huge and excited VIP crowd of foodies, food writers, producers and leading chefs packed the Etch by Becasse Restaurant in Sydney’s fabulous Intercontinental Hotel for the announcements of the 2009 Produce Award winners. Guests were treated to examples of the fine food from the finalists of the awards with the event carried out in the stylish manner that Vogue is renown for – congrats to all the winners.
Vogue Entertaining + Travel Produce Awards 2009 Winners
FROM THE EARTH
WINNER: DAYLESFORD ORGANICS, VIC
MEDALLISTS: Cuttaway Creek raspberry vinegar (NSW), Darling Mills Farm herbs and salad leaves (NSW), Bunnyconnellen olive products (Qld), Bauer’s Organic Farm sweetcorn (Qld), The Australian Caper Company (SA), Joseph olive oil (SA), Ashbolt olive oil and elderberry products (Tas), Frogmore Creek garlic (Tas), Lentara Grove olive oil (Tas), Murray River Salt (Vic), Thorogoods Cider (SA).
FROM THE DAIRY
WINNER: HOLY GOAT LA LUNA, VIC
MEDALLISTS: Woodside Cheese Wrights (SA), Ballycroft Barossa Artisan Cheese (SA), Bruny Island Cheese Co (Tas), John Bignall Tasmanian Highland Cheese (Tas), Meredith Dairy (Vic).
FROM THE PADDOCK
WINNER: WHITE ROCKS VEAL, WA
MEDALLISTS: Papanui eggs (NSW), Redgate Farm Jurassic Quail (NSW), Macleay Valley Rabbits (NSW), Mayura Station wagyu (SA), Pure Suffolk Lamb (SA), Daylesford Organics eggs (Vic), Sher Wagyu (Vic), Blackmore Wagyu (Vic), Glenloth Free Range squab (Vic), Castricum Brothers lamb (Vic), Green Eggs (Vic).
FROM THE SEA
WINNERS: PRISTINE OYSTER FARM, SA AND SPANNER CRABS NOOSA, QLD
MEDALLISTS: Ferguson Australia lobster products (SA), Woodbridge Smokehouse Smoked Ocean Trout (Tas), Spring Bay Mussels (Tas).
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
HOLY GOAT, VIC
OUTSTANDING FARMERS’ MARKET
OUTSTANDING USE OF REGIONAL PRODUCE BY A CHEF
DAN HUNTER, ROYAL MAIL HOTEL, VIC
THE REGIONAL AWARD
DAYLESFORD MACEDON, VIC
AUSTRALIA ON A PLATE, NSW
CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT PRODUCT
BLACKMORE WAGYU, VIC
THE MAGGIE BEER AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN FOOD
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