On Monday, our Guiding team-member, Larni Davies along with International Guiding student – Francesco Aimassi and Brand Tasmania were fortunate to host Dominique Crenn – the worlds Best Female Chef for 2016, as part of the Great Chef Series. The group spent the day on a Pennicott Wilderness Journeys’ Seafood Seduction Tour.
Between the months of March to August, TasTAFE Drysdale presents the ‘Great Chefs Series’ in Launceston and Hobart. The Great Chefs Series is an opportunity for some of the most influential culinary minds on the planet to mentor, coach and collaborate with the developing talent within the Tasmanian hospitality industry and TasTAFE Drysdale using Tasmanian produce.
Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow district (and two-time Michelin star chef at Luce in 2009 and 2010) focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration. “Atelier” can be defined as a workshop or studio, especially for an artist or designer, and this concept drives Chef Crenn’s modern vision for fine-French cuisine, where artistry is at the forefront.
The full-day cruise began in Hobart where the group were treated to an unforgettable day of indulgence and amazing food. Dominique and her Chef Felix, savored the delicious seafood feast served up by Robert Pennicott himself, accompanied by gourmet local produce.
The tour ventured into the sheltered waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to enjoy some freshly shucked Oysters and Sea Urchin. In the afternoon we continued around the North Eastern tip of Bruny Island where Dominique and Felix were able to enjoy more Tasmanian fare, including Southern Rock Lobster, freshly caught Wild Abalone and more local produce.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Francesco – a Guiding student who has performed very well in his course this year, to experience a successful Tourism operation, engaging guiding skills … and to spend the day with a World Class Chef!