Savour Tasmania 2011
International line up of world class chefs announced for Savour Tasmania
A hit since it was launched in 2009, Savour Tasmania is a showcase of outstanding local ingredients, passionate, innovative producers and creative culinary talent. Presented by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts - Savour Tasmania is an international food event that shines the spotlight on the excellence of Tasmanian Produce.
This year's Savour Tasmania promises an exceptional array of renowned international chefs working alongside local restaurateurs and chefs for a series of master classes, lunches and dinners in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie from 25th May to 6th June.
Chefs included in the 2011 program are:
Margot Janse - Executive Chef at Relais & Chateaux Le Quartier Francais in the beautiful village of Franschhoek, South Africa.
Marco Canora - owner of Hearth Restaurant and the Terroir and Tribeca Wine Bars in Manhattan, New York City.
Shaun Rankin - head chef of Bohemia, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.
Martin Bentzen - head chef and Anders Selmer - winemaker/sommelier from Fiskebaren, Copenhagen.
Martin Boetz - executive chef at Longrain Sydney and Melbourne - our very own advocate of South East Asian cooking.
They will be joined by Tasmanian chefs Ainstie Wagner and Andre Kropp in an interpretation of artist Luke Wagners haunting Tasmanian landscapes.
The guest chefs are invited to participate in a series of food events that affirm Tasmania's reputation for quality and the passion of its local producers. They each become part of the international network who have experienced first hand the unique food and wine culture that Tasmania is proud to cultivate and help to carry that message around the world.
Dinner 27th of May and 28th of May: Smolt, Salamanca Place
Fish Fusion with the Great Danes
Scandinavian chef Martin Bentzen along with sommelier and wine maker Anders Selmer (both are ex-NOMA) of Copenhagen hotspot Fiskebaren* (fish-bar) will bring their innovative, informal Scandnavian style to Hobart.
Dinner 26th of May and 27th of May: Henry's Restaurant, Henry Jones Hotel
The Cape Crusader: "a little French and a little foreign"
Margot Janse is the boundary-pushing executive chef at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek, South Africa - ranked number #31 in the San Pellegrino World's Best restaurants. She is the only female in the top fifty and her adventurous nature has earned her the reputation as the most exciting chef in Africa and the Middle East.
Dinner 28th of May and Lunch 29th of May: Garagistes, 103 Murray Street North Hobart
Manhattan meets the Garagistes
New York based Marco Canora is a restaurateur, chef and author who alongside "chief" Garagiste Luke Burgess will create an Italian-Manhattan moment with "grown to order" Tasmanian produce at its heart.
Masterclass and Luncheon 27th of May: Wrest Point, 410 Sandy Bay Road
Two Masters and the Apprentice
Martin Boetz of acclaimed restaurant Longrain will join with chocolatier Igor van Gerwen and 2010 Junior Masterchef runner up Jack Lark to deliver an Asian inspired cooking demonstration and lunch.
Michelin starred Shaun Rankin's passion is island based cooking, with product sourced from what he describes as his nine by five mile long island garden that is Jersey. Shaun will apply his philosophy and talents with product sourced from across the north of Tasmania, and share his British dedication to sustainable culinary excellence with local food heroes.
Dinner 2nd of June: Country Club Tasmania, Launceston
North West Events
4th of June: Burnie Farmers Markets
Shaun Rankin raids the Burnie Farmers Market
Dinner 4th of June: Bayviews, North Terrace, Burnie
This year will once again see the Red Wine Weekend take place as part of the Savour Tasmania program - showcasing the very best of Tasmania's red wine offerings from Saturday 28th of May to Sunday 29th of May at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart. Specialised wine master classes will be conducted by Nick Stock.