Ben Shewry's incredible year just got better.
The quietly-spoken Taranaki-born chef was last night named Victoria's best at the the launch of The Age Good Food Guide 2014, while the Ripponlea restaurant he heads up, Attica, was likewise honoured.
Shewry shot to international attention in April when Attica was "highest new entrant" in the annual World's 50 Best Restaurants rankings, taking out position 21 on the coveted list.
Good Food Guide co-editor Janne Apelgren said tonight that Shewry was at the top of his game, calling him one of the world's most exciting and original chefs whose cooking had only improved since first taking out the Good Food Guide best chef award three years ago.
Apelgren said Shewry's food was "beautiful to look at, and plain delicious too".
"He's now a global figure, respected by his peers, but happily, still cooking for Melburnians," she said.
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