We were at the Queen Victoria Market during the weekend to witness the first ever Market Traders Cook Off. This event was held as part of the annual Market Week organized by Queen Victoria, South Melbourne and Prahran Markets.
We got a glimpse of three celebrity guest judges – (left to right) Adam D’Sylva, Executive Chef of Coda; Colin Lane, Host of Network Ten’s Ready Steady Cook series and Tony Twitchett, Executive Chef of Taxi Dining Room. We were familiar with Adam as we were recently introduced to him through the Network Ten’s MasterChef Australia 2011 series and in one of Network Nine’s The Block 2011 series. This was the second time Ms. L. ‘saw’ Adam D’Sylva in-person. The first time was also at Queen Victoria Market during one of the Seasonal Stars Spring 2011 cooking demonstration.
The dishes looked great but we audience didn’t get to taste – lucky judges!
The champion of the 2011 Market Stars, Traders Cook Off was home-ground, Maria Yiannatzis (Seafood and Oyster Spot) of Queen Victoria Market.