Nature-led and Outstandingly Good
According to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants website, Attica is New Zealand chef “Ben Shewry’s innovative but nature-led Melbourne masterpiece”. Shewry “often rises before dawn to forage on the shore near his family home” for ingredients for Attica, located in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea. The 35-year-old will “stop by local parks and even alleyways, as well as Attica’s own gardens, to pick up more raw materials to prepare meticulously for the restaurant that day. His commitment pays off: the cuisine is both uniquely imaginative and outstandingly good,” the website says. The list was compiled for a 12th year by more than 900 international experts for Britain’s Restaurant magazine.