Michelin starred chef Alain Passard cooks at Peacock and Jones

Not many in rural Tasmania dine in 3-star Michelin style very often, but we had the chance to do so last week, when legendary chef Alain Passard visited our island and created three spectacular dining events, at Josef Chromy Winery, Peacock and Jones Hobart, and Drysdale, the restaurant of TasTAFE in Launceston. In these celebrity … More Michelin starred chef Alain Passard cooks at Peacock and Jones

Alain Passard’s chefs visit Launceston’s TAFE

It has begun, the biggest week for students on TAFE hospitality courses in Launceston. Under the captaincy of one of the world’s best chefs Alain Passard, they are prepping lunch for eighty at Josef Chromy Winery, and a fifteen course degustation for one hundred and twenty diners at the college’s restaurant. Monsieur Passard had gone … More Alain Passard’s chefs visit Launceston’s TAFE

Dinner with John T Bailey and Tasmanian farming women

I’d love to have dinner with John T Bailey, really I would. He’s a man from the north of England, where I’m from, and they’re some of my favourite blokes. Hard working, straight talking, with an accent that takes me right back to the top deck of the school bus. But that’s another story. Given … More Dinner with John T Bailey and Tasmanian farming women