Massimo Mele visits Langdale Farm.... continued
Being a passionate Italian, Massimo doesn't do anything by halves, and he brought the whole team with him! That included General Manager Shannon, Restaurant Manager Jessie, Grain's chef Pete, developer Errol Stewart and media genius Jamie from Northern Monkey Creative, the man with the plan, the cameras and the drone.
For us the best bit of all was that we got to showcase our product to some people with great palates. Fresh from running a chain of pubs and restaurants in Adelaide, Pete is ready to launch the new kitchen and create a delicious menu for diners using product that he and Massimo have sourced locally. We really appreciated having the chance to get their feedback on the Langdale Farm bacon, and our brand new Breakfast Sausage (with bacon added!)
The team have found northern Tasmania to be a goldmine of small producers, and product that speaks of its region, is made with the flavour uppermost in mind, and holds true to the values of a time gone by, when food was real, tasty and from nearby, and you knew exactly where.
Gun photographer Neil Richardson from the Examiner dropped by, and we all got up close and personal with the pigs while he tried to capture our best sides. If anybody can do it, Neil can. Look out for a feature in the Examiner soon.
It was a great way to spend a Wednesday morning - with people equally passionate about good food and keeping local communities healthy and well fed. We're thrilled to have been included - and the Breakfast Sausages were pretty tasty, so pats on the back for Oliver.
Now we face the challenge of finding him something to wear for the opening of Silos and Grain which isn't a pair of Hard Yakka shorts. Watch this space.