Venue: Riverside Kitchen | Performance Type: sit down dining event | 70 pax | Price: $160
Since ground breaking restaurant Garagistes closed its doors in 2015, chef Luke Burgess has been busy travelling the world as a food and travel photographer, guest appearances at Sydney restaurants and getting his hands dirty in a farming venture just out of Hobart. But we’ve convinced him to get back on the pans and for one night only you can revisit some favourites with Luke at the helm. We’re not sure what’s in store, but we know it will be the best on the day, depending on what the fisherman has caught that morning, what the farmer has harvested that day, what the winemaker has hidden in his cellar, all given the delicious Luke Burgess treatment. This really is a dining experience you won’t want to miss!
About Luke | In 2006 Luke moved to Tasmanian in search of a culinary adventure that would mark the beginning of an exciting journey working with local fishermen, small growers and other artisan producers in the state. Inspired by a stint at Copenhagen’s Noma in 2010, Luke opened Garagistes in Hobart, creating a casual communal environment that specialized in natural wines and produce sourced from Tasmania. Garagistes quickly hit a nerve with the public and the industry, rapidly earning accolades. In 2011, Luke won Best New Talent in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant awards, scored two stars in the Gourmet Traveller restaurant guide and Garagistes was nominated number 17 in the top 100 restaurants nationally. Since closing Garagistes in 2015, Luke has cooked in 8 different countries in collaboration with industry colleagues and hosts, run 10 William St in Sydney and is currently working on a farm based business.