Toongabbie Sports and Bowling Club has a new chef

WHAT'S COOKING: "I'm very lucky to have fresh produce available to me to create and cook a variety of dishes from different parts of the world," Stanley Lo said. Pictures: Isabella Lettini
WHAT'S COOKING: "I'm very lucky to have fresh produce available to me to create and cook a variety of dishes from different parts of the world," Stanley Lo said. Pictures: Isabella Lettini

The kitchen at Toongabbie Sports and Bowling Club is sizzling with a brand spanking new chef and menu.

SOMETHING FISHY: Chef Stanley Lo's Atlantic salmon is served up with crispy garlic potatoes, roasted pumpkin, rocket and sunflower seed salad with salsa verde.

SOMETHING FISHY: Chef Stanley Lo's Atlantic salmon is served up with crispy garlic potatoes, roasted pumpkin, rocket and sunflower seed salad with salsa verde.

Bombax Brasserie owner operator and head chef Stanley Lo has been handling the heat in the kitchen for over 30 years.

Since the age of 18 he has learned from prestigious mentors while working in hotels around the world, including in China, Hong Kong and Europe.

ON OFFER: The messe platter includes grilled chorizo, haloumi, marinated olives, calamari, avocado dip and grilled pita bread.

ON OFFER: The messe platter includes grilled chorizo, haloumi, marinated olives, calamari, avocado dip and grilled pita bread.

He said the Bombax Brasserie has something for everyone – from gourmet burgers and sandwiches to Asian inspirations, classic mains and decadent mixed sharing plates.

“Since a very young age my passion has always been cooking,” Lo said.

“The process of picking and putting everything together and presenting it on the plate is very special to me. Presentation is my hobby.

“It makes me happy to hear good feedback from customers when I bring the food to their table and see their smiling faces.”

He said the newly created menu has been inspired from European cuisines including French, Italian and Greek.

“I was trained by European chefs so I enjoy cooking those dishes,” he said.

“I also enjoy serving up Asian dishes from Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese.”

The club’s chief executive Andrew Lauridsen said the club felt the “old offerings” were a bit tired and it was time to increase the quality.

“Stanley and I have worked very well together and it has been a pretty smooth transition,” Mr Lauridsen said.

  • Toongabbie Sports and Bowling Club, 12 Station Road, Toongabbie. Open seven days, 9am till late.