“Like great winemakers, great chefs stamp their personality on their product. So welcome to Christine Manfield’s universe: bold, extrovert, adventurous, perfectionist.”
Driven by a deep seated passion and a desire to explore and experiment, Christine’s aim was to offer a personal insight into and a summary of the wonderful and exotic adventures that have been an intrinsic part of her life and all matters of gastronomic significance over the past few decades, a work that draws from personal experience and impressions. Her culinary freestyle is about a life built around food; its source, inspiration, cultural differences and influences - a starting point for understanding time and place, different cultures and how travels have affected and impacted on everything she does and the way she thinks and interpret the world.
POP UP EVENTS 2013 and beyond
The future promises a series of POP UP experiences in various locations across Australia and elsewhere. To keep updated with Christine’s latest events, go to the E Newsletter page and send your contact details to be added to her database.
UNIVERSAL, SYDNEY 2007 – 2013
After 6 years of riding the crest of the wave, Christine announced the closure of UNIVERSAL and the restaurant closed its doors at the end of April 2013.
Our dedicated team worked tirelessly to provide the ultimate memorable restaurant experience with exceptional service, delicious flavours and intriguing wines. We leave behind lingering and lasting memories.
EAST@WEST, LONDON 2003 – 2005
PARAMOUNT, SYDNEY 1993 – 2000
PARAGON + PHOENIX, SYDNEY 1990 – 1993
2 pub dining rooms that brought attention to Christine’s culinary expertise