Jackson Lily's – What's in a Name?
To my wife Baya and me, this restaurant is the expression of the two aspects of our lives which are most important to us; our love of Jackson and Lily, our children, and our love of great food.
I came a little late to fatherhood. Years of working in some of the finest kitchens in S.E.Asia, and my dedication to learning my craft, delayed me starting a family until my early 40s. Jackson Lily’s is a celebration of the amazing places where I’ve lived and worked in Asia and elsewhere, and the many styles of cooking I’ve shared with generous and inspiring people along the way.
It is also a celebration of the people I have been privileged to meet on my culinary journey and the wonderful staff who have enabled me to serve hundreds of thousands of people through my restaurants.
Establishing Jackson Lily’s heralds another exciting chapter of my life with my wonderful family and my career.
To see our restaurant full of people who appreciate and celebrate the diversity of Bali and all this wonderful island has to offer, gives us an immense feeling of achievement, and we hope that when they’re older, Jackson and Lily will cherish this as much as we do.
Jackson Lily’s – It’s a togetherness thing