Q & A with Luke Mangan, Chef & Restaurateur, Glass Brasserie

Luke Mangan

Internationally renowned chef Luke Mangan is one of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs.

He owns and operates Glass Brasserie in Sydney, Salt Grills in Surfers Paradise and Jakarta, Salt Tapas & Bar in Singapore, Salt and the adjoining World Wine Bar in Tokyo, Salt Grill onboard three P&O cruise liners and he recently opened a new wine bar in Sydney, Mojo by Luke Mangan.  Oh, and we forgot to mention he’s also the consulting chef for Virgin Australia, plus the author of numerous best selling cookbooks.

Busy man = understatement.

Luke’s cooking philosophy is to source the finest and freshest local and Australian ingredients and showcase them with a clean and contemporary twist.

Here he lets us get inside his head for a brief moment, sharing with us some of his favourite drinking and dining spots in Sydney.  Bottoms up.

Q: Where do you go to get a great cup of coffee (or tea if you’re not a latte lover)?

Bernasconi’s Rose Bay, they also do a great breakfast.

Q: If you could only eat one last meal on this earth, where and what would it be?

A good quality steak with chips and béarnaise sauce (sometimes the classic dishes are the best ones) or a plate of fresh sushi & sashimi from Azuma Japanese Restaurant in Sydney.

Q: Please share with us your 5 all time favourite restaurants.

  1. Sean’s Panaroma
  2. Catalina
  3. China Doll
  4. Azuma
  5. Glass Brasserie’s Wine Bar of course, for a pre-dinner drink.

Q: If you had visitors in town, where would be the first place you’d take them to dine and/or drink?

Catalina’s at Rose Bay for lunch; the setting, food & atmosphere is the perfect way to show off Sydney.

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