Diners at P&O’s popular Salt grill by Luke Mangan restaurants will be able to enjoy a delicious addition to the menu this month, as the accomplished restaurateur marks the end of his six-month journey to find Australia’s biggest foodie.
Luke recently announced that Melbourne tastemaker Sofia Levin has been appointed as his Culinary Experience Officer. To celebrate Sofia’s selection, her winning dish – a beetroot cured Kingfish with citrus and fennel salad, avruga roe and horseradish cream – will be offered on the menu in the Salt grill by Luke Mangan restaurants onboard P&O’s five ships during October.
Sofia was selected from some of Australia’s best and brightest foodies across three categories: Drinks Connoisseur, Talented Home Cook and Artisan Supplier, jointly winning the Talented Home Cook category which was conducted in conjunction with P&O Cruises.
Sofia will now travel the world with Luke this month on a money-can’t-buy smorgasbord of travel and tasting experiences, creating content for Luke’s extensive portfolio of partnerships and restaurants.
The journey is a celebration of Luke becoming the first restaurateur in the world to serve dishes across land, air, rail and sea and will include cruising for four nights to Hamilton Island onboard P&O’s Pacific Aria; experiencing his new restaurant onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train between Singapore and Bangkok; enjoying a taste of Virgin Australia’s Business Class, and dining at Luke’s restaurants throughout Asia and Australia.