Chapel Street’s ever-popular brunch spot, The Lucky Penny, just got a little tastier with Red Spice Road’s Noah Crowcroft coming on board along with South Yarra hospitality duo Tim McGregor and Tavis Rogerson and local entrepreneur Lanis Lanigan.
After two years as Head Chef at Red Spice Road’s flagship venue (winner of The Age Good Food Guide 2016 People’s Choice Award) Texan bred Crowcroft embarks on his first business venture with The Lucky Penny and has many a grand idea for this South Yarra favourite.
Inspired by seasonal produce and sustainable urban living, Crowcroft comes to The Lucky Penny team with a diverse background of experience and cuisines. “I’ll strengthen all that is wonderful about "The Penny" menu,’ said Crowcroft, ‘but customers can also expect a few creative culinary surprises.’
Completing the new Lucky Penny team are the talented hospitality duo, and best friends, Tim McGregor and Tavis Rogerson. Tim found his groove in the hospitality scene as a mixologist and barista working at popular city nightspots Baroq House Mansion and Electric Lady Land. Tavis has worked at multiple venues on Chapel Street for over ten years and knows it like the back of his hand. Combining thirty years of Hospitality knowledge between them they've also joined forces with well known Melbourne socialite and Entertainment entrepreneur, Lanis Lanigan.
‘We have the dream team here at The Lucky Penny and we can cater for all walks of life. From the wanderlust traveller, to the brunch connoisseurs, the instafamous to the instagram-lover, to the health conscious and vegans; the hungover or the gym junkie - the Lucky Penny crew have you covered,’ says Lanigan.