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The Agrarian Kitchen

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650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, Tasmania 7140, Australia
+61 3 6261 1099
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Monday lunch

Our GPS took us through the back streets of New Norfolk which looked more like a set from I Am... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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A celebration of vegetables

Siting a restaurant away from Hobart, at an establishment that was once a mental institution might... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School is set on a 5-acre farm offering paddock-to-plate experiences in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 45 minutes from Hobart in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, Australia. The Agrarian Kitchen was established by Rodney Dunn and his wife, Séverine Demanet who moved from Sydney to Tasmania in July 2007 to transform the schoolhouse into Tasmania’s first hands-on, farm-based cooking school. Cooking classes commenced in November 2008. Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School includes a working farm and incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. Also in residence are Berkshire pigs, Barnevelder chickens, milking goats, a flock of geese and honeybees. The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking experiences and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisan producers. Cooking experiences are led by Rodney Dunn, former Food Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and one-time apprentice to Australian chef, Tetsuya Wakuda, as well as a supporting cast of Tasmanian cooks and producers.
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650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, Tasmania 7140, Australia
+61 3 6261 1099
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our GPS took us through the back streets of New Norfolk which looked more like a set from I Am Legend or Omega Man. When the directions said we had arrived we thought it was not working properly. This couldn't be it. Then we saw...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Siting a restaurant away from Hobart, at an establishment that was once a mental institution might sound like nuts to some, but it works and is worth the drive to dine there, Not wishing to limit our choices we decided to trust the chef's selection...More

Thank MoAlCanberra
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This experience lasted from 9.00 - 4.00 and included a tour of the property to pick ingredients for lunch, recipes, an apron to keep, cooking tuition and to top it off, a delicious lunch, including wines and coffee, in congenial company. An unusual holiday experience,...More

Thank RoKeith
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

For anyone seeking an exceptional experience in hospitality - look no further! This place is stunning! Being apart of historic New Norfolk it offers interesting focal points outside numerous large windows. There is a "masculine elegance" to the décor, very well laid out. Using local...More

Thank KurtBriggs
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is the sort of day you hold in your memory bank for ever. It is expensive, but worth every cent. Rodney and his wife Severine are such lovely people. They both have a wealth of experience, but still very down to earth and friendly....More

Thank Suzanne Brigett... S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I love tomatoes. I always have. In an action packed day we navigated: 1. Tomato chutney 2. Ketchup 3. Passata 4. Pickling 5. Paste Beautiful kitchen, kitchen garden and surroundings. Group of 10 people. Lots of space in kitchen to be cooking. Beautiful dinning room....More

Thank Archipeligo
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Cannot rave about this experience enough. To spend a day with someone who is clearly so passionate about his craft is a privilege. We gained so much knowledge and had a hoot of a time cooking and creating the most beautiful meals with other like...More

Thank 500debj
Reviewed 24 February 2017

One of the most fun, worthwhile days I have spend on any holiday. Frankly I don't know how Rodney does it "up to 4 long lunches in a week" I won't go into too much detail as it will take the surprise factor out of...More

Thank coutaboy
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Inspiring garden and such support from Rodney Dunn. He was brilliant and so were my other 8 students...so many tricks and tips that had evaded me for years ..it was a wonderful day and I was nervous about attending but it was fantastic and fascinating....More

Thank SammiRose777
Reviewed 13 January 2017

From the minute you walk through the door, every thing is a delight at this cooking school, from the warm welcome you'll receive in the stunning kitchen, the garden tour, the classes and the actual cooking class, everything is magical and totally faultless. A delicious...More

Thank Michelle C
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