Adrian Richardson is in his element at the moment, after 11 successful years of owning and operating his Award Winning La Luna Bistro, his first book launch, co-hosting the hit series "Boys Weekend", which now airs in over 100 countries worldwide, and finishing his first solo TV series "Secret Meat Business". Adrian also appeared in a Guest Chef Challenge and Finale episodes of the extraordinarily successful series "MasterChef Australia".
So what motivates a person who has gained his pilots' license at 16, and whose father was also a pilot, to change tack mid stream and become a Chef? An inherited passion for cooking from his Grandfather could be one explanation, but whatever the reason, Melbourne and its food scene, were the fortunate ones. Adrian Richardson is what you would call a "Quiet Achiever". His restaurant, La Luna is a successful and bustling place in North Carlton, serving up clean, fresh and innovative food.
Adrian has a simple philosophy with his food, which he calls "modern Mediterranean", and that is to use the freshest ingredients and keep it simple. His rule for all his fish on the menu is fresh fish or No Fish! He is so passionate about his food; he ripens his own avocados and tomatoes, makes his own pasta daily, ages his beef on the bone and uses mushrooms that have only been picked hours before arriving at his restaurant. This must be love!
Adrian first book "MEAT" has been given a face lift and he now has a second book.
Adrian was invited to New York, where he participated in the Taste of Tennis at the W Hotel New York. He then held a dinner at the James Beard Foundation which was sold out and a huge success.
In addition to Adrian's other TV credits, he is also a regular guest on Channel Ten's "9am with David & Kim" and was a regular Chef on Ten's hit TV series "Ready Steady Cook" for the first three seasons. He also appeared alongside Tobie Puttock in "Jamie's Kitchen Australia". Adrian's restaurant La Luna Bistro received a personal endorsement from Jamie Oliver himself in front of a live audience of 6000 people, in Melbourne during Jamie's live tour.