Momofuku's David Chang

David Chang is set to open his first restaurant outside the USA as he heads a stellar line-up of international and Australian chefs set to open their doors at Sydney’s all new Star City in 2011.

Chang is the chef and owner of the Momofuku group of restaurants in New York City and his impact on global food trends cannot be underestimated – he was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2010.

Chang heads a stellar line-up of chefs who announced in mid-November they would open their doors at what is set to become a one-of-a-kind lifestyle and entertainment destination when the AUD$860 million redevelopment is complete in late 2011.

The line-up of Australian chefs bristles with culinary excitement and adventure with Melbourne’s favourite Teage Ezard, Italian maestro Stefano Manfredi, MasterChef’s Adriano Zumbo and Sydney’s best-loved Cantonese restaurant, Golden Century, all set to open signature restaurants.

Joining Chang from the USA will be Chase Kojima, a young gun from the Nobu empire who will open a stunning, contemporary Japanese restaurant.

Restaurant names, designs and capacities are almost complete and more detailed plans of each individual venue will be available in 2011.

Peter Kuruvita of Flying Fish in Pyrmont will also open an outlet serving takeaway fish and chips in Flying Fish’s signature style and Gelato Messina of Darlinghurst fame, will craft the best gelati and frozen desserts.

“This is an inspiring milestone as our vision to create a truly international dining and nightlife destination is well underway,” said Star City Managing Director, Sid Vaikunta.

“Sydney is a world-class destination and we are incredibly proud of the part we will play in keeping this city a truly great place to live and visit for years to come,” he said.

The line-up joins Star City’s current stable of chefs including executive chef Andy North, plus consultant chef to Fat Noodle, Luke Nguyen of Red Lantern fame.