2008 Best on the Best: David Coomer, chef, Star Anise, Perth
Kitchenware supplier Cut it Out in Perth (413 Murray St, 08 9321 9539).
Café Milkd (32 Angove St, North Perth, 08 9228 8867). Small, great buzz. Stools and tables on the street. Good croque monsieur and coffee and a staff who care when they ask you how you're going.
Bottle shop Wine Liaisons (48 George St, East Fremantle, WA, 08 6424 9500). Good range in their cellar with some smart back vintages. Quality stemware, Laguiole knives and openers. All sorts of serious wine wanker stuff.
Winery Victory Point in Margaret River for their smart Cabernet and elegant Chardonnay. One to watch out for in the future.
Drinking hole Little Creatures (42 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA, 08 9430 5155). Buzzy atmosphere, good crowd, good beer.
Cheese If it's to be Australian, it would have to be Woodside Edith. Beautifully textured rind, soft silky interior, balanced goaty flavour.
Star Anise, 225 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park, WA, (08) 9381 9811, www.staraniserestaurant.com.au.
*Alla Wolf-Tasker, chef/owner, Lake House, Daylesford
*Andrew McConnell, chef, Three, One, Two, Melbourne
*Peter Gilmore, chef, Quay, Sydney
*Bruno Loubet, chef, Baguette, Brisbane
*Nick Holloway, chef/co-owner, Nu Nu, Palm Cove
*David Coomer, chef, Star Anise, Perth
*Chui Lee Luk, chef/owner, Claude’s, Sydney
*Jason Peppler, chef/owner, Isis, Brisbane
*Shannon Bennett, chef/owner, Vue de Monde, Melbourne