August 30, 2019
It is that time of the year when hospitality teams come together to recognise the achievements of our hardworking professionals.
The annual Savour Awards for Queensland and Northern Territory, held on Monday the 26th August 2019, is always a night to be celebrated in the restaurant world – one that acknowledges excellence.
We are honoured and humbled to win three awards this year, in what proved to be a field of tough competitors.
The Balfour Kitchen was our first win of the night, taking home the award for Best Asian Restaurant. This is a fantastic result for our Balfour team, led by Head Chef Nick Stapleton. They have worked incredibly hard over the past 12 months to make The Balfour Kitchen the ‘place to go’ in Brisbane for modern Vietnamese cuisine.
The Balfour Kitchen’s award winning modern Vietnamese cuisine
The Tamarind from Maleny took out the Best Breakfast Award for South East Queensland. This category is so competitive that the awards committee had to split it into South East and North Queensland. A fine achievement for our Tamarind team, who under Head Chef Dan Jarrett, always strive to make all dining experiences amongst the surrounding rainforest one to be remembered.
Award winning breakfast at The Tamarind
Our final win came from Homage Restaurant who took out the Fine Dining Award. Located on a rural property near the Lockyer Valley town of Grandchester, our team at Homage continue to lead the way in re-imagining what a dining experience can be. Head Chef Ash Martin has worked hard to fine tune his ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy and our entire team at Spicers Retreats are honoured this award recognised this achievement.
Spicers Hidden Vale, home of Homage Restaurant
While our restaurants and teams have been fortunate to win several awards this year, we would like to congratulate all the other winners and thank the other entrants, who work tirelessly over the course of the year to push the food scene into the future and make any award such an achievement to win.