Down on the farm
Luke Mangan visit
One of the most high profile and innovative chefs in the Australian Restaurant scene paid us a visit the other day. Luke Mangan has restaurants in Sydney Glass, Surfers Paradise Salt Grill, Singapore Salt and Salt & World wine bar. He is also about to open a restaurant in Melbourne. Yours truly did a Winemakers dinner at Lukes The Palace restaurant in Melbourne last year. You need to try his food, its delicious stuff, with many quirky, high end interpretations of ordinary dishes. Heres what Sir Richard Branson has to say about him ..
"Hes an Entrepreneur and you have to be more than just a chef to become a successful chef these days, and you have to be media savvy, good on television. A lot of the job is promoting yourself and promoting your business and he does that well. But in the end youre only as good as the product, so you cant be all fluff and puff, youve got to have substance behind you, and hes got substance. Hed be one of the best of his profession, and its a tough profession..."
Check him out at www.lukemangan.com
Rob and Luke