… is the co-founder and executive director of the Catcha Group, as well as the co-founder of iflix and iCar Asia. He is also husband to Jenn Low, founder of Wanderlust+Co, who describes him as a top-rate, low profile foodie.
Life Around The Barbie
It's a stereotype that's founded on truth: Life in Australia often revolves around 'the barbie' or the barbecue. "The smell of crustaceans grilling outdoors is particularly 'Sydney' to me," said Elliott. "Whenever I encounter that smell, I think of my family sitting outdoors, having a few drinks, and sharing whatever comes off the BBQ."
A Melting Pot Of Flavours
What makes Sydney's food scene so vibrant? "Besides being blessed with exceptional produce—the seafood in particular is truly world class—there are multicultural influences and a willingness to try new things. This gives chefs the courage to experiment, which is bound to create more vibrancy and excitement," suggests Elliott. "I am usually back in Sydney two to three times a year for work, and once or twice for family gatherings, and always make sure to check out a few new restaurants each time."
My childhood weekends always involved some form of open fire cooking, and almost always with seafood.— Luke Elliott