Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2017
The Star Sydney is celebrating a major win this week at the Good Food Guide Awards where Momofuku Seiōbo took out two hats and Sokyo was awarded one hat among 500 restaurants reviewed around Australia.
Held on home turf at the award-winning The Star Event Centre, the event highlighted the extraordinary achievements of Momofuku Seiōbo Executive Chef Paul Carmichael and his team who have retained two hats since the Good Food Guide Awards 2016.
Formerly the Executive Chef of award-winning Momofuku Má Pêche in Manhattan, New York City, Carmichael relocated to Sydney in 2015 to take over the kitchen at Momofuku Seiōbo. Originally from the island of Barbados, Carmichael delivers flavours of the Caribbean through his frequently changing multi-course tasting menu, which is inspired by the bounty of Australian ingredients and his mother’s cooking.
Momofuku Seiōbo Executive Chef, Paul Carmichael said: “I’m incredibly proud to be awarded two hats and excited to share this accolade with the whole Seiōbo team, who put their heart and soul into the restaurant.”
Founded by Chef David Chang, Momofuku has restaurants in New York City, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and Sydney. Momofuku Seiōbo’s other accolades include three stars in the Australian Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Guide 2018, #13 The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants 2017, and Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2017 Best Degustation.
Signature restaurant and standout culinary attraction at The Star, Sokyo retained the one hat it has held since the Good Food Guide Awards 2014 in honour of Executive Chef Chase Kojima’s commitment to serving the sublime and spectacular flavours of Tokyo with a distinct Sydney twist.
Sokyo’s sister restaurant, Kiyomi at The Star Gold Coast also retained the coveted one hat its held since the Good Food Guide Awards 2016.
The Star General Manager of Food and Beverage, Andy North said: “We’re thrilled that Momofuku Seiōbo and Sokyo have been commended by the Good Food Guide team for consistently delivering memorable dining experiences of the highest standard.”
The who’s who of the Australian hospitality industry were treated to a range of culinary delights at the event, with top chefs from Momofuku Seiōbo, Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, Balla, Fat Noodle and The Century serving a special showcasing the best of The Star. The standout dish of the night was Carmichael and Kojima’s collaborative spicy dengakuman glacier 51 toothfish with secret spicy umami marinade and fermented salad.