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Music has Madonna and Kanye, Melbourne has Philippe. These days French chef Philippe Mouchel is so adored he's referred to by first name only. Since arriving in Melbourne a quarter of a century ago he's become revered for myriad good reasons – and only one of them is his mouth-wateringly excellent rotisserie chicken. After missing from the dining scene for too long, Mouchel's eponymous fancy French bistro has hung onto the bird that's made him so beloved, as well as a series of other staples. What's new is a certain je ne sais quoi that will have you coming back for more. And more. The Good Food Guide 2018 agrees, awarding Philippe a coveted chef's hat.

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