Dec
10
2012

Paddock-to-plate food journey – The Agrarian Kitchen

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Spaces are filling up fast for the fantastic food adventures at The Agrarian Kitchen in New Norfolk.

The sustainable farm-based cooking school is located just 45 minutes from Hobart, nestled in the Derwent Valley.

The Agrarian Kitchen is laid out across five acres incorporating a working farm, orchard, extensive vegetable garden, berry patch and herb garden – all grown using "organic principles".

You can also count a number of animals among The Agrarian Kitchen's residents including two British Alpine goats, Barnevelder chickens, Wessex saddleback pigs and a flock of geese!

Visitors can take part in a unique cooking classes led by former food editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine Rodney Dunn, where you can explore the gardens to pick fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare your meals.

The Agrarian Experience is the most notable food journey, with participants kicking off the day by sourcing their ripe picks from the gardens and off local farmers and producers.

Once done harvesting, you will head to the kitchen to prepare and cook a "seasonal feast", with a special Alan Scott-designed wood-fired oven to enhance your culinary experience.

This fantastic all-day experience (09:00 to 16:30) will finish with a delectable lunch complimented by premium Tasmanian wines and artisanal ales.

Some tasty dishes from previous Agrarian Experience menus include poached wagyu beef brisket with coriander and horseradish relish, fried artichokes, braised baby leeks and spinach with hollandaise sauce and the mouth-watering dessert finale, rhubarb mille feuille with rhubarb sorbet.

Places for The Agrarian Experience are almost sold out for the month of December, with January spots also going quick – so grab some friends and get your experience booked in for the summer season.

The kids can also get in on some paddock-to-the-plate fun with The Little Agrarian experience for children aged six to 11.

They'll be given the opportunity to "see, smell, touch and taste" their way around the gardens, farm and kitchen, learning where their food comes from and how it lands onto their plates!
A number of fun activities will be included such as collecting chicken eggs, milking the British alpine goats and feeding the Wessex saddleback piglets.

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