READERS have shown their good taste in The Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph Harvey Norman Best Of the West restaurant competition.
Many different types of eateries were chosen as their area’s winners, including many old favourites. But in Mt Druitt it was a relative newcomer Distillery Woodfire Restaurant in Minchinbury that beat perennial Mt Druitt stalwarts West Tradies Bistro, the Village Hotel and Rashays.
Eddie Dib and his sister-in-law Reema Aoun have transformed the once derelict distillery site, which is surrounded by the Minchinbury Winery Gardens of 54 residential lots, an onsite museum and a 1km heritage walking track.
“The Distillery was the last piece in the puzzle, we wanted to keep all the history and heritage,” Mr Dibb said. “It’s an original 1890s building and we tried to reuse as much of the site materials as we could.”
Excerpt from The Daily Telegraph 09.05.16. Read the full article.