Taste of Attica
You can get a taste of the country's best restaurant at the Australian Open — for under $30.
A feed from acclaimed chef Ben Shewry usually comes at a hefty price — $295 a head, no less — which is fair enough, seeing as his Ripponlea restaurant Attica is regularly ranked the best in Australia. But, this month, you'll have the chance to sample the star's cooking for less than $30.
Attica is popping up at the Australian Open 2020 from January 20–February 2, dishing up tasty morsels on the Grand Slam Oval every day of the competition. Available from when the gates open (usually 10am) until sold out, Taste of Attica will be serving up two exclusive dishes, both celebrating sustainable and native Australian ingredients.
You can choose from the the smoked kangaroo, pork and cheddar kransky ($28) loaded into a soft bun with onions and davidson plum sauce, or you might opt for the gluten-free black ant and avocado tostada ($23.50) topped with finger lime and mint. Of course, to nab one, you'll also need to have bought a ticket into the Australian Open itself.
If you miss out, Shewry is also lending his talents to the Australian Open Finals Table, which seems some of Melbourne's best restaurants pair up for a series of degustations and banquets during the tennis finals. As well as Attica, which will be teaming up with Vue de Monde, other top restaurant duos that have jumped on board include Stokehouse and Matilda, Sunda and Tea Room at the European, and Lesa and Yagiz.