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Tony Bilson, the ‘Godfather of Australian Cuisine’, has created a mouth-wateringly extravagant dessert to mark the occasion of the Think Brick Awards Gala held last night at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. The dessert, which was presented to architects, designers, builders and manufacturers attending the eye-popping occasion, was crafted specially to be “brick” inspired and in line with the awards theme of the Yellow Brick Road.
The dessert was cleverly designed to look like a miniature yellow brick road. The base was made of a layered white chocolate mousse citrus pound cake and sprayed with a yellow velvet spray. This was surrounded by fresh pistachios, pistachio crumble and finished with a fresh cherry gel. A delicately crafted pound cake toadstool was placed at one side of the sweet yellow brick road, leading up to the emerald city which was sprayed emerald green decorated with a delicate gold leaf and aspersion, borage, and violet petals.
Bilson’s creation was the piece de resistance towards the end of an evening filled with the imagination and wonder of the Land of Oz, with MC Eddie McGuire and singers Tom Burlinson and Amanda Harrison entertaining the crowd.
"Bilson has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in gastronomy. He has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading chefs for over 40 years and his restaurants have been milestones in the advance of Australian gastronomy. He opened Bilson’s Restaurant in 2003 and received Two Hats in the 2005 and 2006 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and Three Hat status in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 editions with a rating of 18/20."
"In 2006 Tony was inducted into the Restaurant & Catering Hall of Fame and the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide honoured him with a special award for his contribution to the industry."
"In 2006 he was appointed to the Academic Board of Le Cordon Bleu Australia."