SUPERSIZED Brunch of Fun
Australian restauranteur Luke Mangan brings Australia’s biggest brunch party to Jakarta and Singapore.
LUKE MANGAN and Friend of Australia recently brought Australia’s favorite brunch party across the Pacific, hosting two successive days of big brunches in Jakarta and Singapore. Mangan’s Brunch of Fun are warehouse events organized in Sydney that drew massive crowds of up to 1,000 people. Held at the 46th floor Salt Grill in Jakarta and the 56th floor Salt Grill in Singapore, the events highlighted amazing Australian produce, up and coming Australian talent, and some of Australia’s most iconic locations.
The Jakarta event had frenetic fans heading up to Salt Grill’s 46th floor perch. Mangan’s team served up a seated three course brunch, showcasing Australia’s finest artisan suppliers, Australian wines and a decadent array of Australian-inspired desserts. The stars of the event were the desserts. Brunch Of Fun drew together some of Australia’s top baking and dessert talent. Leading the brunch dessert path is the creator of the world’s most Instagram-ed cake, Christopher The from Blackstar Pastry, Australian Nitrogen gelato connoisseurs N2 Gelato, the creator of Australia’s most gourmet doughnuts, Doughboy Doughnuts and Sydney home baker, Baked by Andres whose imaginative dessert designs have taken social media by storm.
“The Australian food and restaurant scene has never been in a more exciting position – and brunch is one of the stars of our culinary show,” says Mangan. “Our #BrunchOfFun parties, truly showcase the finest Australian produce, people and places, however it is our desert collaborators that are the real legends in these events. They are a creative bunch and all rising stars in the food scene in their own right. Through events like these I’m hoping we not only showcase the best of Australia but also inspire, raise the bar and open doors for up-and-coming talent for our hospitality industry.”
BLACK STAR PASTRY
Black Star Pastry is about real food, handmade with love and integrity. Their brainchild, the Watermelon Cake, is Australia’s most Instagram-ed cake.
The shamelessly indulgent Sydney and Melbourne based gelato theorists who use liquid nitrogen right in front of your eyes to freeze gelato. To them, there are no skinny or fat free desserts.
Australia’s most gourmet doughnuts, Doughboy started very small back in 2013, with the first batches made in owner Walter’s parents’ laundry. Their focus is to stay small and manageable, quality over quantity. Doughnuts, all fillings, icings and toppings are all made from their small space, and sell Monday to Saturday, and they also supply to some of the top cafes around Melbourne.
Sydney baker Andres Fatso is well on her way to becoming a household name, with her amazing range of sweet treats taking social media by storm and wowing buyers. The owner of Baked by Andres bakery has been promoting her cakes through Facebook and Instagram, with her imaginative designs creating quite a buzz. Most recently her pictures and videos of cakes that look exactly like soft drink bottles have left viewers gobsmacked.
FRIEND OF AUSTRALIA
Friends of Australia is Tourism Australia’s global ambassador network that recognizes bright and inﬂuential opinion leaders who share a passion for Australia.