Sydney born and raised Jacqui started her career in Glebe, completing her apprenticeship at the then one chef hatted Darling Mills restaurant in 1997.
From there she moved to two-hatted Balmoral institution Bathers Pavilion, where she worked her way up to being sous chef for Serge Dansereau. Three years at respected seafood restaurant Garfish followed, where Jacqui relished in creating simple and produce driven dishes. Her next post as head chef of Subsolo saw Jacqui take the restaurant to win best Spanish restaurant in the Restaurant & Catering Awards in 2007. Jacqui’s exciting mix of modern and traditional Spanish food was widely applauded by Sydney food critics, and her growing reputation saw her earn her a spot as a celebrity chef on Channel Ten’s popular show Ready, Steady, Cook.
In her latest role as executive chef and co-owner of Burlington Bar & Dining in Crows Nest, Jacqui works alongside new, Matt Moran trained head chef Vio Pramono. Jacqui draws upon her experience to produce simple, seasonal, whole food – with her signature twist. Jacqui gives classic dishes a modern edge with the addition of microherbs, such as baby red vein sorrel, and surprising flavour combinations. While the food is predominantly fresh, produce driven modern Australian, there are flashes of Spanish influence – seen with the delectable piquillo pepper with salt cod & pinenut dressing. The prawn, octopus and chorizo cassoulet gives another example of Jacqui’s diversity, while traditional favourites such as the crisp pork belly with waldorf salad showcase simple home style dishes at their very best.
She says: “I like to keep produce in its truest form where ever possible, to take beautiful produce and allow it to be itself. I am inspired by Marco Pierre White’s food philosophy – that Mother Nature is the true artist and we are just the cooks! I think this philosophy is reflected with my menu approach at Burlington – honest, rustic, satisfying food that people want to eat again and again.”
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Recipe by Jacqui Gowan
Darwin ---the capital city of the Northern Territory Darwin has a pace that might - almost - be described as brisk, at least by Northern Territory standards. The city's populace now reflects its proximity to Asia: the mix of some 50 cultures including Aborigines, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malays, New Guineans, Pacific Islanders, Japanese, Indonesians and European Australians, provides a strong cosmopolitan flavour. The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin was founded in 1869, after more than 40 years of failed settlements in the north – abandoned one after another because of malaria outbreaks, cyclones, Aboriginal attacks and supply failure due to the sheer distance from the other white settlements. It was named after Charles Darwin, one of whose shipmates on the Beagle discovered the bay in 1839. The best way to appreciate Darwin's multiethnic mix is to visit this market, held every Thursday and Sunday evening from April to October, with stalls selling foods from around the world and handmade craft including crocodile products, indigenous art and jewellery. If you have come to Darwin city, you will understand the local culture and history of Darwin, taste some delicious food and enjoy the amazing scenery here ,also take some photo is a pretty good experience . do you think so. If you can ,take the photo to the profession canvas prints shop to made a canvas painting, it is can as a gift to your friends or hangs in your home to add more beauty to your home. My Canvas Prints-Canvas Prints http://www.mycanvasprints.com.au/home/
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