The winner of this year’s Savour Summer competition, an ‘instafoodpic’ will be the first piece of user-generated content to take a bite out of Parliament House’s walls.
Adelaide food writer Duy Huy´nh (known as Duy Dash) snapped slow cooked Barossa Valley pork belly and summer greens winning both Restaurant & Catering Australia’s Instagram competition and foodie hearts across the nation.
His flavourful image is so delightful, a print of the photograph gifted to Richard Colbeck, minister for tourism and international education, will light up the walls of his office at Parliament House.
“We hope that as foreign tourism representatives visit Senator Colbeck in his office, this stunning picture of some of our finest produce will be a conversation-starter,” said R&CA CEO John Hart.
“Coming off the back of Tourism Australia’s hugely successful Restaurant Australia campaign, this once again demonstrates the power of our food and wine as a selling tool for Australia.”
The competitions lucky winner Huy`nh will get an exciting culinary adventure to Tokyo with Singapore Airlines where he’ll be hosted a prize winning meal at Luke Mangan’s restaurant, Salt.
“I am really excited at the chance to visit such a foodie destination as Tokyo,” said Huy`nh. “But Australia is already such a foodie destination that bringing the plate to life through a photo was not that hard. I am also thrilled that my picture will be presented to the tourism minister.”
This year’s competition theme was Sunday dining and Huy`nh’s picture taken at the Topiary Café in Tea Tree Gully, South Australia, was only one of many Huy`nh entered into the competition.
“It got addictive loading photos of amazing meals produced every Sunday by Australian restaurants and cafés. I’m keen to see how one of Australia’s best chefs Luke Mangan uses inspiration from Australia to influence the menu at Salt, Tokyo,” said Huy`nh. “Australia’s dining culture would be even stronger if everywhere was open on a Sunday.”