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River's table

Some time ago, I sat with two friends around a table and we spoke of an idea.  A dream to create beautiful events, held outdoors, in the Huon Valley, showcasing the very best food of local producers.  Food grown by people passionate about what they do. 

On Thursday, this idea was launched aboard the good ship Yukon, a Danish yacht built in 1930.  A menu inspired by the river, and a little bit by Swallows & Amazons, we shared duck and duck eggs, fish and samphire, ginger cake & rhubarb.  Goats curd, cider and home made butter.  All grown or produced within cooee of the river.  

Twenty friends, good food, beautiful Huon river.  Heavenly.





 

 

You can read all the details on Jacinta's blog Pantree Produce 

28 comments:

  1. Sounds great. This also sounds a lot like Outstanding in the Field :)

    http://outstandinginthefield.com/follow-the-bus/blog/

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    1. p.s. Your food pics ALWAYS make me hungry! One of these days I'm going to find myself licking my screen LOL

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  2. This is beautiful! What a day full of provender for the heart and soul! what delight!
    (I am also a little jealous!) xo

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    1. thank you Rebecca, your words describe it perfectly!

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  3. Oh this looks so awesome Michelle!

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  4. How wonderful to see dreams come to fruition! I'm currently trying to figure out how to do this & it ain't easy, so well done to you xx

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    1. Maybe you need some friends to help Reannon, having some like minded souls to help makes things so much more achievable xx

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    2. My hubby Tim is on board & is so encouraging. He believes in me more than I believe in myself & there lies the problem - deep down I don't know if I'm capable of doing, being what I want....

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  5. what a wonderful post: lovely words, beautiful captures
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so kind of you to say so xx

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  6. It all looks delicious and what a beautiful way to enjoy local food and wine. The ginger cake, rhubarb and custard just got this 2am feeding Mama to get dear Rob to find me a late night snack of leftover pear and almond cake! Mmm

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    1. I love that you're reading my blog at 2am Marian! Rob is certainly a dear xx

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  7. What a sweet idea! I would love to do something like this...good food and good friends. Can't get much better than that. And why is it that hand grown food always tastes so much better.

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    1. You should totally do it Sarah! It's so much easier to pull together than you think! And people are always willing to help out when it comes to ideas like this. x

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  8. Oh I love this Michelle! Isn't it wonderful to follow through with a dream, especially when it involves beautiful food! Your photos are heavenly!

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    1. Thank you Jane, it was so perfect it really did feel like a dream.
      x

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  9. i will totally checking my diary so I can get to one!
    you are the best.
    xxx

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  10. Love the Yukon - it was so exciting when she showed up in Franklin with such a great tale of adventure to get here. What a great idea.

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  11. Good grief, I can hardly breathe for the beauty and envy...

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  12. What an amazing idea Michelle. It looks brilliant!
    Ness xx

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  13. I loved seeing some of the photos of this on instagram. I've wanted to do something like this for ages. When I finally plucked up the courage a few years ago to try it, my venue fell through at the last minute and I haven't managed to pluck that same courage up again. I hope you get to do it again Michelle, even if only so I can gently paw my computer screen and sigh happily.

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  14. The first few pictures reminds me on the table of my grandmother, how it used to be. It's not just about how it looks like, more about the emotion that invoke. Beautiful.

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