Sydney Fish Market is delighted to be working with 2008 Good Food Guide Chef of the Year Sean Connelly of Astral Restaurant to create a scrumptious culinary experience for the 2009 Seafood Excellence Awards.
Connelly was GQ Chef of the Year 2008; ‘Chef of the Year’ at the 2006 and 2007 Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence and under Sean’s guidance Astral Restaurant has received a chef’s hat at both the 2007 and 2008 Good Food Guide Awards.
Guests at the awards will be treated to de-constructed prawn cocktail as a feature entree along with Sashimi of Ocean Trout, Kingfish, Yellow fin Tuna, fresh wasabi leaves and soy & mirin jelly. This menu will follow on from champagne and canapés including a new Beechwood smoked salmon; which will be served courtesy of Tassal’s Pure Tasmanian smoked salmon.
On Saturday, 14 March, 2009 Sydney Fish Market will host this premiere seafood event in the illustrious surrounds of the Star City Grand Ballroom. Highlighting the outstanding achievements of Australia’s world class seafood industry, the Seafood Excellence Awards will be an event not to miss, with special guest celebrity hosts, a 5 star menu, world class live entertainment and the who’s who of the Australian seafood and hospitality industries.
Building on previous winners including Pier Rose Bay, Fins at Bryon Bay, Tetsuya’s Restaurant, Christie’s Seafoods, Bub’s at Nelson Bay, Wallis Lake Fisherman’s Co-operative and George Costi the Seafood Excellence Awards will offer an exciting array of nominees across all categories recognising top performers in Australia’s seafood industry. No aspect of the state’s vibrant seafood trade will go unnoticed, with fourteen awards ranging from industry judged awards including Excellence in Environmental Practice, Seafood Business, and Best Seafood Restaurant, to the people’s choice awards for Best Fish and Chips (Sydney and regional).
Nominations for the 2009 awards close Friday 30 January 2009.