Mark Best has received a string of accolades for his Sydney restaurant Marque, which was only yesterday named as Restaurant of the Year 2012 in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards.
Best and his French-inspired restaurant Marque, in Sydney’s Surry Hills, also gained worldwide recognition last year when he won the Breakthrough Award at the London-based S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy.
Marque has also been named Restaurant of the Year in the 2011 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, and awarded Three Hats in the 2010 Sydney Morning HeraldGood Food Guide, where Best was also named Best Chef. Marque is one of just three restaurants in
Against the backdrop of the stunning natural beauty of Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Best will work alongside Lizard Island Executive Chef Mark Jensen to prepare two nights of exciting menus, inspired by Marque, over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October.
The menus, developed exclusively for
The weekend will be hosted by Lizard Island General Manager Robyn Pontynen and facilitated by Jean-Jacques Peyre, wine educator and general manager of Casama Wines.
"We are honoured to be able to welcome Mark Best to
“In addition, to have his menus matched by wines from Leeuwin Estate and
Included within the price of a two-night stay on
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Mark Best, Chef & Owner of Marque Restaurant,
Mark Best started by discovering cooking accidentally and ended up becoming an unquestionable symbol of the new Australian Cuisine. His perseverance and his ‘eternal dissatisfaction’ (as he calls it himself) are the vitamins for his spectacular personal development.
Best started his working life as an electrician in the gold mines of
In 1995 with wife Valerie Best, he opened his own restaurant, Peninsula Bistro, Balmain, which soon developed a strong local following and rave critical acclaim.
During this time he decided to further his study of French Cuisine in
2012 Restaurant of the Year, Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards
2011 Restaurant of the Year, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
2010 18/20 Three Hats Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
2010 Chef of the Year Mark Best
2010 Finalist for Restaurant of the Year Australian Gourmet Traveller
2010 Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant & Catering Association of
2010 S. Pellegrino &
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