Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Monday, April 30, 2012
A long table dinner
Last night we enjoyed fantastic local produce in good company in the orangery at the beautiful Old Bank B&B in Cygnet. The long table dinner 'a peasant's feast' was run and hosted by well-known food writer, chef and farmer Matthew Evans aka the 'gourmet farmer'. Pork from his nearby Fat Pig Farm featured on the menu, along with local milk fed and dry aged beef. Huon Valley wines and ciders were on offer to complement the meal. It's hard to pick what I enjoyed the most - a close tie between the pickled mushrooms, the beetroot and the delicious cottage pie. It's also surprisingly good fun to enjoy a meal with local people you don't know. We ended up with interesting dinner companions who moved here from the UK via Western Australia several years ago. Some of the dinner guests had travelled from as far as the Blue Mountains in NSW to attend, such is the pull of our beautiful Huon Valley and its local produce and talent :-)
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.