YOU Travel brought Hentley Farms executive chef Lachlan Colwill over for the event to showcase one of his favourite recipes and judge the opening night’s Best in Taste awards. John Willson, general manager YOU Travel, says the new partnership is about connecting YOU Travel with a new audience. ‘As an experienced group of agents with indepth knowledge of the world we love creating experiences to inspire and create great memories. ‘We see the food and wine experience as a driver for both short breaks to Australia as well as longer ‘foodie’ themed holidays.’
In 2009 Colwill won the Australian La Chaine des Rotisseurs Chef Competition, and went on to represent Australia in the international competition in New York, placing third in the world. He then opened Hentley Farms Restaurant in May 2012, with the restaurant awarded 2012 best new restaurant, South Australia’s best regional restaurant 2012 to 2018, the advertiser restaurant of the year 2013 and 2016 and is consistently ranked within the top 50 best restaurants within Australia. Most recently it has been awarded Two hats in the 2019 Good Food Guide and ranked #41 in the Australian Financial Review Top 100 Restaurants.