Aug 7, 2012

The Power Index: foodies, restaurateur Ben Shewry at #10

Ben Shewry's international cred makes him worthy of a power ranking, even if he's not a household name.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

“I dreamt this dream that was the most intense dream of bees and beehives,” recalls internationally renowned chef Ben Shewry, when The Power Index quizzes him on where he finds inspiration for his delicately balanced dishes that resemble mini art works.

After yawning down the highway from his home in Ocean Grove to his restaurant Attica in Ripponlea, Melbourne, Shewry pulled over for a power nap. “I remember waking up, really abruptly, with this notion in my head that I must create a dessert inside a beehive,” says Shewry. “We attempted this dish at least 80 different ways and I gave up on it.”

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