Food, Fire, Whisky & Tales with Tasmanian distillers and chef Analiese Gregory

Join four distinguished distillers  – McHenryLaunceston DistilleryIron House and Battery Point Distillery –  for a once in a lifetime experience with Tasmanian chef Analiese Gregory, author of How Wild Things Are: Cooking, Fishing and Hunting at the Bottom of the World.

Dinner will be held at William McHenrys’ McHenry Distillery in Port Arthur, 90 mins south of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula.
You will be dining among the stars at the top of the property with views that stretch to the sounthernmost point and across to kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

In between courses, with whisky in hand head outside and receive a night sky tour with indigenous educators from Nita Education and with a guided view with William McHenry with telescopes that can see to galaxies outside of the Milky Way.

Analiese will be cooking four courses over fire, matched with single malt whisky, with in season and local and indigenous produce. This amazing experience is an intimate dinner with our distillers and Analiese.

The distillers will be dining with you, pouring their whisky to the matched course and regaling you with plenty of stories.

Guests will be transported to and from Hobart CBD, departing at 3pm. Upon arrival guests will receive a private tour of McHenry Distillery with William.

Following that, you will receive a glass of Lake Barrington Estate 2021 Wild Sparkling as you warm yourself by the fire in the courtyard. Wines provided are Lake Barrington 2021 Chardonnay ‘Ceilidh’ and Petrichor 2022 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Analiese Gregory is one of the most talked about and trailblazing young chefs in Australia today, with a string of enviable kitchen credits to her name, including The Ledbury, Michel Bras, Mugaritz and Sydney’s Quay. Having flirted with returning to France, she instead packed her bags on a whim in 2017 and moved to Tasmania where she headed up the state’s most acclaimed restaurant, Franklin in Hobart. When Analiese is not busy with one of her many projects, she is renovating her 110-year-old farmhouse in the Huon Valley, where she lives with a cornucopia of farm friends and a wardrobe filled with charcuterie (a new hobby; she insists it was the best place for it!) and plans to open a bespoke intimate restaurant. Tasmania has given her a semblance of meaning and the life she craved, and she cherishes her time in nature foraging, diving, hunting, cooking on beaches, and connecting with the people whose life work it is to grow our food.

In 2020, she appeared with chef Gordon Ramsay in his National Geographic series Uncharted (screening on Disney Plus) In the episode, Analiese is Gordon’s culinary guide to Tasmania, introducing the island’s unique ingredients and food traditions. She is also working on her own TV series ‘A Girl’s Guide to Hunting, Fishing and Wild Cooking’ with Southern Pictures and SBS to air in 2021 that follows her cooking and outdoor adventures in Tasmania. Analiese was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to a Welsh father and Chinese-Dutch mother. Raised on a mix of stroopwafels and pork buns, she was schooled long-distance for three years during a caravan trip around Australia.

Ticket price includes:

  • Transport to and from McHenry’s Distillery from Hobart 
  • 4 courses cooked with in season and local produce over campfire, by acclaimed chef Analiese Gregory
  • Intimate night with distillers, matching their whisky to the four courses
  • Mchenry distillery tour
  • Premium Tasmanian Sparkling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir