Author(s): Luke Mangan
While traditional dining will always have its place, the shared plate is casual and intimate, friendly and laid-back, encouraging conversation and interaction around the table - and a more relaxed cook! Whether it's a lazy weekend brunch, casual supper for friends at the kitchen table, special-occasion lunch, or drinks with nibbles, Luke Mangan has all your options covered for the most delicious sharing plates. Over 100 recipes take inspiration from around the world - Spain and Italy, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia - with a chapter of Luke's famously divine desserts to complete the feast. A little taste of everything, for just about everyone, for just about any occasion.
Luke Mangan is a leading Australian restaurateur and chef, whose influence on the food industry can been found across five countries in 19 different restaurants, as well as in the air on Virgin Australia Business Class and at sea, on board five P&O cruise ships. Internationally regarded as a leading example of Australia's culinary culture, Luke's restaurants range from casual to fine dining establishments and share a consistent philosophy of showcasing the relationship between Australia's finest ingredients in a clean and contemporary manner. Luke is also the co-founder of Australia's largest hospitality awards program, the Appetite for Excellence program, enabling the development of young chefs, waiters and restaurateurs in Australia.