Rodney Dunn and Severine Demanet, partners in business and in life, planted the seed for their new restaurant 10 years ago. In 2007, they founded the Agrarian Kitchen Farm & Cooking School in the small Tasmanian town of Lachlan, where guests come from around the world to participate in farm life and learn to cook with local star chef Dunn. A decade on, the same farm supplies a new Eatery & Store located just five miles up the road. Opened this summer, the new destination restaurant is set inside a circa 1925 former mental asylum, though the original stamped tin ceilings and tall sash windows are all that remain from the era. An attached shop has the farm’s preserved fruits and vegetables, plus gardening tools, cookbooks, and ceramics on offer.
Photography by Adam Gibson, courtesy of the Agrarian Kitchen.