Satiate owner and chef Shannon Debreceny.
Satiate owner and chef Shannon Debreceny.

First ‘hat’ for Bangalow restaurant

Bangalow degustation restaurant Satiate has received its first ‘Hat’ from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

The awards, which were held in Sydney on September 7, recognise Australia’s leading restaurants.

Owner and chef Shannon Debreceny was trained at the renowned Tetsuya’s in Sydney.

Debrecency, 30, and partner Seana Ryan, 28, have earned a devoted following among locals, foodies, holiday makers and international celebrities during Satiate’s three first years.

Their downstairs a la carte cafe Ate opened in 2004.

Satiate’s extensive and reasonably priced wine has received two wine glasses (highly recommended award) from Gourmet Traveller Wine 2009.

“Degustation gives people the chance to experience more flavours, as opposed to just having one meal or an entree and main,” Shannon said.

“The whole experience is more rewarding and you get to sample foods that you may not necessarily have chosen. It is a selection of the chef’s best dishes”.

Satiate joins the Pacific Dining Room in Byron Bay as the Byron Shire’s hatted restaurants.

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