|Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia|
The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards countdown and live screening is free and open to everyone. Bringing together several of the city's well-known attributes, a picnic-themed Federation Square will play host to an evening of entertainment, featuring comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (29 March - 23 April), live music curated by Music Victoria, and dinner options from some of Melbourne's best food trucks – all serving up Victorian produce.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards for 2017
Melbourne is only the third international city to host The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, following in the footsteps of London and New York. Brought to Australia by Tourism Australia in partnership with Visit Victoria, the week-long events program includes the main gala industry event, ticketed public events, and touring options around regional Victoria for the invited chefs and international food media.
“The world's culinary elite will descend on Melbourne this April, and with them, an invaluable opportunity to share our stories through our talented chefs, our world-class restaurants, and our unique regional settings. With hundreds of foodie events around town and our free The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards live-streaming event at Federation Square - everyone is invited to join in the celebrations, “said Peter Bingeman, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Victoria.