Chef at Coda and Tonka
He’s the star behind the stove and part owner of two of the hottest tables in town, Coda and Tonka. Both are located on what Adam D’Sylva calls “the Golden Mile”, a strip along Flinders Lane he always directs visitors to Melbourne towards. “There and to Little
Vietnam along Victoria Street in Richmond and to markets like the one at South Melbourne,” he says. “Melbourne is a truly eclectic and world-class city. We have so much culture and diversity, coupled with great produce and talent.”
At this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Adam is one of the chefs preparing the World’s Longest Lunch at Footscray. “Sitting down for lunch with 1700 people along one long table is very special,” he says. “It’s a great day with so much atmosphere and a spectacular setting.”
Here are some of Adam’s favourite places:
I have my morning coffee in the courtyard at Trunk Diner, as it’s a such beautiful setting and the coffee is great, too.
You’re always guaranteed a good night on the terrace at Siglo, with that beautiful view over Parliament House.
That’s Amore is out of the city, but a must for any cheese lover. It’s an amazing deli that makes its own fresh cheeses. Don’t leave without trying the warm ricotta.
My favourite Chinese restaurant is Pacific BBQ House in Richmond. I hope I can still get in next time after giving away my secret!
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