In 2008 Rodney Dunn and Séverine Demanet started The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School in Lachlan. It was borne from a longing to connect back to the earth and to grow and cook authentic food with real ingredients. It has welcomed guests from around the world to share in this experience, for good food is even better when shared.
The next chapter in the agrarian journey began in 2015 after Rodney and Séverine fell in love with the beautiful Bronte building in nearby New Norfolk’s Willow Court – the town’s old mental asylum. With vast expansive space, large windows and high ceilings lined with the original pressed metal, the building begged to be filled with diners.
The vision is to create a space where local, seasonal produce is celebrated. Where the diner experiences a true sense of place through the food they eat. Where the ingredients speak for themselves with little adornment.
Their aim is to foster a community of local growers, farmers and fishermen through which the mainstay of their ingredients are sourced along with excess from the Cooking School’s garden.
Please check website for opening hours. Reservations recommended.