Rumours: George Calombaris

by The Editor

So, where is George Calombaris?

Late last year, the Canberra dining scene was a-flurry with rumours the Masterchef host and multi-restaurateur was heading to Canberra.  However in 2012, it seems the trail has gone a little cold.

From The Canberra Times:

In Canberra for cooking demonstrations a fortnight ago, Calombaris hinted at this Canberra venture, but wouldn’t divulge details. ”I haven’t signed on the dotted line yet,” he says. So it’s no easy call whether this might be a version of his Hellenic Republic – a restaurant he says he could duplicate around the world if he wanted to, which he categorically doesn’t. Or whether it might be a venture all its own.

So, what’s the deal?  Well, the hot goss is George is looking down at Kingston Foreshore, a move which would certainly add a much needed lift to an area that, to date, has done extremely little to capitalise on its lakeside location.

Apparently while in town Calombaris dined at Artisan.  Perhaps he was checking out the Southside competition.  Maybe he just likes their ocean trout with potato sald and balsamic.  As a matter of fact, so do we.

Watch this space.