Luke Ma­cLeod


Exquisite Taste - - Bali -

As a young man, Aus­tralian Luke Ma­cLeod took a leap of faith into the culi­nary un­known when, leav­ing the Sun­shine Coast be­hind, he packed his bags and headed off to France in search of gas­tro­nomic sal­va­tion. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the new work­ing hol­i­day visa he em­barked on a jour­ney that gave him an ex­cep­tional ed­u­ca­tion in the culi­nary arts and de­fined him – both man and chef. With lay­overs work­ing un­der the guid­ance of the cel­e­brated nou­velle-cui­sine chefs Alain Sen­derens, Michel Guer­ard, Alexan­dre Bouras and Pierre Gag­naire, Luke honed his con­sid­er­able tal­ents and de­vel­oped his own take on sourc­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion and flavours as well as ap­pear­ing on TV in both France and Thai­land – the for­mer in a chef chal­lenge beat­ing celebrity TV chef So­phie Dude­maine hands down even though he was a to­tal un­known and not even French!

To­day he helms one of Bali’s most stylish beach­front res­tau­rants, The Restau­rant at The Le­gian Bali, a lux­u­ri­ous re­sort in the very heart of Seminyak, from where his pas­sion and farm-to-table phi­los­o­phy, cre­ativ­ity and de­sire to go the ex­tra mile con­stantly im­press his dis­cern­ing guests.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Indonesia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.