04 Dec 2019

Australian culinary legends, Matt Moran, Dan Hong and Mark Best have been appointed as Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel 2020 event ambassadors to share their passion for South Australian produce on the national stage.

Festival Director, Simon Bryant welcomed the three chefs to the table for the 2020 event.

“Matt, Dan and Mark, share the philosophy of the festival and that is very important to us when working with industry talent to share our story and strengthen the narrative nationally,” said Simon Bryant.

“We expect the events that Matt Moran, Dan Hong and Mark Best are involved with on the Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel program to sell quickly due to their national foodie following.

“Matt Moran will be joining me at the Yalumba Farmgate Lunch on the first Sunday of the event. This will be an event not to be missed, amazing food, wine and entertaining stories from the kitchen.,” said Simon Bryant.

Matt Moran is an Australian chef and restaurateur and the tour de force behind some of Australia's most celebrated dining establishments, at the heart of every one of his endeavours lies a passion for quality produce that is fresh and seasonal. As a farmer, the paddock to plate mentality is at the forefront of everything he does.

Dan Hong as Executive Chef for the Merivale Group is currently overseeing menu development for Sydney based restaurants, Mr. Wong, Ms. G, Lotus and El Loco. He is best known for menus of simplicity with an injection of freshness, which he demonstrates with his use of fresh herbs and light Asian dressings, meaning the produce is the hero on the plate.

Mark Best is amongst Australia’s most awarded and revered chefs. At Marque restaurant he cemented his place in the upper echelons of the global fine dining scene. Amongst a raft of awards Marque was featured for three years running in the prestigious San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, commencing with the 2010 “Break-through award”. For 10 years the restaurant held 3 Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

Find out where you can see Matt Moran, Dan Hong and Mark Best at the 2020 event when the Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel event program will be released on 5 December 2019 here on tastingaustralia.com.au.