Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong has visited the popular Wyndham St restaurant Lutfiyes Shish Kebab after hearing it was the place to get a good home-cooked meal in Shepparton.
Jeihan Elmaz, who runs Lutfiyes with her husband Azem, was a bit surprised when the culinary superstar walked through the door of the restaurant.
‘‘She came from Melbourne airport and straight to our shop. Somehow she had heard of us,’’ Mrs Elmaz said.
‘‘She was so friendly.’’
You might imagine there would be some pressure in making a meal for one of Australia’s most well-known chefs, but Mrs Elmaz said there was no stress because Ms Kwong was so down-to-earth.
‘‘I gave her a bit of everything on a big plate,’’ she said.
‘‘Afterwards we sat down and had a chat and a little Turkish delight. It was like I’d known her for a long time.’’