Twin brothers Samuel and Luke Bourke are two success stories behind Rockpool Dining Group’s support of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute. Now, at just 22 years of age, the young men are working at two of Sydney’s top fine-dining restaurants: Luke at Rockpool Bar & Grill and Samuel at Rosetta Ristorante. Born and raised in Sydney’s western suburbs, the brothers attended high school at St Dominic’s College, Penrith. From there the budding young cooks were encouraged to apply to the Institute, a training and mentoring program for aspiring Indigenous chefs. They were both granted places on the program in 2016 […]

The ultimate neighbourhood in Sydney? For me, it’s Chinatown or, to be precise, the area that covers Chinatown, Thai Town and Koreatown. There are about four square blocks that make Sydney a great place to snack and dine on fantastic Asian food. This zone is also one of the few places in Sydney where you can rock up to a restaurant after midnight and find it open. It’s crazy to think that 50 years ago there were only a few Chinese restaurants scattered across a couple of streets. Now it’s a teeming metropoliswith myriad offerings. Here’s where I like to […]

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