Rodney Dunn and Séverine Demanet's acclaimed Agrarian Kitchen
cooking school is on the itinerary of just about anyone who has a
serious interest in kitchen gardens and cooking. Even Alice Waters,
of California's legendary Chez Panisse, wrote after a visit in 2014
that she "Never wanted to leave". In late 2016 Dunn and Demanet are
expanding from their Lachlan base to open an eatery in nearby New
Norfolk. They'll offer similar food, much of it sourced from the
cooking school's garden, to what Dunn teaches people how to cook.
That means simple but crisply executed dishes based on
extraordinary produce that celebrates seasonal changes. The plan is
also to tempt their guest teachers, which include some of
Australia's most renowned chefs, to run special dinners while
they're in town. Open from Thursday to Sunday for lunch, and Friday
and Saturday for dinner, it's set to become another must-do on
every food tourist's Tasmanian itinerary.
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, Bronte Building, Willow
Court, The Ave, New Norfolk, Tas.
SUE DYSON & ROGER McSHANE, TASMANIA EDITORS
Image: Rodney Dunn, The Agrarian Kitchen