Once upon a time, Geelong had two major claims to fame. The Geelong Cats football team, and being home of Ford Australia. Following the 2016 opening of Igni – a small, wood-fire tasting menu restaurant – the Victorian city forced its way onto the radars of eaters around the world. In the kitchen: Aaron Turner, a straight-shooting cook that counts Noma and El Celler de Can Roca as former ports-of-call. He’s travelled and cooked around the world, but now calls Geelong home, not least because he’s also opened a taqueria and “fried chicken dive bar” in the city. There’s not a better person to give you the lowdown on – as the locals call it – Geetroit.