There’s limited spots left with good reason. Imagine getting cosy by the bonfire glow with a former Michelin-star London chef as your foodie guide. Join Ross O’Meara of Gourmet Farmer notoriety who now calls Bruny Island home. Over a one-off weekend and cooking class you’ll forage for ingredients with Ross, spend a day on his farm, and cook up a whole spit-roast pig back at your luxury camp.
This Bruny Island Long Weekend on November 28 and 29, 2015 is an exclusive. For just 8 people there’ll be plenty of good Tasmanian wine, conversation under Bruny Island’s clear night sky and a cracking big fire where strangers will become friends.
You’ll be whisked from your Hobart accommodation, across the d’Entrecasteaux Channel to Bruny Island, where Ross will be waiting at his 25-acre farm. This petite farm is modelled on the European way of small holding. Ross makes his acclaimed pork products from the free range, rare breeds he raises here.
After foraging and lunch with Ross comes the main spectacular - a crackling evening fire back at camp. As dusk falls, it’s spit roast time. Ask Ross about his desire to know the source of his food, and learn a few of his secrets. From London to Bruny, he’ll share with you why this is home.
Although ‘off the grid’ there’s plenty of luxury on this private 100 acre camp, tucked away in the towering Eucalypts. Think king-sized beds with crisp white linen and a hot outdoor shower with the odd wallaby your only spectator.
On Sunday, further foraging includes some of Bruny Island’s finest. Enjoy oysters freshly shucked by the farmer’s hands, wine from Australia’s southern-most vineyard and the likes of ‘Tom’ from the Bruny Island Cheese Company. Distant lighthouses and beaches without footprints are complimentary, along with lunch prepared by a local chef at Bruny’s most northerly point.
A private boat will later arrive, delivering you back to the Hobart waterfront.
DATE: Saturday November 28 – Sunday November 29
PRICE: $1250 per person all inclusive (includes all transfers, meals, expert guiding, private cooking tuition + more.
Words: Alice Hansen
Images: courtesy of Bruny Island Long Weekend website
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