Festival Programme 2018


Friday 6th April 2018

King Island Farm & Produce Tour

Join us on a journey to meet some of King Island’s most dedicated farmers and food producers.
We will travel by coach from Gatenby Park, Edward St, to our fishing port, beautiful Currie Harbour, to meet Donna Whitehouse-Summers from King Island Seafoods.  Donna and her husband Max have a wealth of knowledge to share about local seafood – especially Lobster, Oysters and King Crab. If we are lucky enough we may see this dynamic team unload a fishing boat! Donna will prepare local seafood tastes for us.

$120.00 per ticket    Buy tickets here


For luncheon we will savour superb King Island Fare.
Local Chef Stephen Russell, from Bold Head Brasserie, will work with The Rock Café hospitality students from King Island District High School, to present a delicious, seasonal and regional menu in the school’s very own café. Through the King Island Long Table Festival, Stephen has enjoyed sharing his considerable knowledge and experience in the hospitality industry with students to provide them a rich learning experience.


Next we visit co-founders of our festival, Paul and Cynthia Daniel at The Garden.
The wedding celebrations of Paul and Cynthia provided the catalyst for the very first Long Table Festival. Wedding guests congregated on the Island, all worked together, diving, hunting and gathering ingredients, preparing and tasting. All sat to break bread, a shared camaraderie prevailed and special bonds were forged. Paul will show you around the farm and talk about his experiences.

Is anyone hungry? We will travel to the King Island Dairy to meet master cheese-maker Mr Ueli Berger.

Ueli will chat about the intricacies of making the perfect cheese, also the elements that make King Island Cheeses world renowned. We will have some time for tasting and afternoon tea before returning to Currie.

Welcome Reception and Local Art Exhibition

Please join us for our official opening!
Enjoy exquisite canapés prepared by David Hall and his team from Pure South Dining served with Tasmanian wines from Pipers Brook Vineyard whilst you enjoy an exhibition by King Island Artists at the beautifully appointed Portside Gallery until 7pm.

Coach will depart from Gatenby Park at 5pm, or if you plan to dine afterwards and savour the excellent local produce with Chef Stephen Russell at The Bold Head Brasserie (highly recommended) you could travel independently.

$75.00 per ticket   Buy tickets here

Saturday 7th April 2018

The Kitchen Experience
King Island District High School, George Street, Currie.


Join Chef David Hall and team from Pure South Dining for this outstanding event.

Chef will share the menu for The Sunday Long Lunch and while taking you through this culinary journey you will also be creating your own amazing feast for today. Enjoy our King Island District High School’s commercial grade facility and the opportunity to be a part of a very small group who will garner chefs’ techniques and expertise.

$150.00 per ticket   Buy tickets here

King Island Farm & Produce Tour

1pm- 6.30pm
Your coach departs the King Island District High School.

We will visit the farm of Shona and Fred Perry, who have been involved with our festival for many years. Fred and Shona’s unwavering support of our festival and their unbridled enthusiasm for farming and King Island produce is infectious. We will enjoy our time looking at this prime beef property and orchard before relaxing under the walnut tree, sampling delectable tastes whilst enjoying some local live music.

Later, leisurely, we will continue on to the King Island Dairy. We invite you to “The how to of cheeses platters! This experience is a must for cheese enthusiasts! Learn why King Island Dairy cheeses are so unique and delicious. Explore the full range of award winning specialty cheeses and meet the Cheesemakers. Create and enjoy an impressive cheese platter, complimented with Tasmanian wines or specialty beer. Your coach will return you to Currie, (Gatenby Park, Edward Street) at 6.00pm.

$130.00 per ticket   Buy tickets here

Indian / Malaysian  Experience


Join our talented festival co-founder Cynthia at the beautiful commercial kitchen of Portside Links to prepare and enjoy a meal.


This will be a hands on authentic experience for participants, who will then appreciate their creations. The menu may include favourites like Piaz Bhaji (spicy fried leeks), Gajjar Salat (carrot salad), a traditional meatball curry and Banana Lassi.

Cynthia is looking forward to sharing her love of good food with you

$115.00 per ticket   Buy tickets here

Sunday 8th April 2018


King Island Long Lunch

King Island Golf & Bowling Club, Owen Smith Drive, Currie.
It’s time to come together for our feast. Our aim has been to share with you the bounty of King Island. We have endeavoured to show where our finest local produce is grown and how to create a delicious feast with the fare. Now we invite you to enjoy old friends and new! Celebrate seasonal local dishes and fine Tasmanian wines at our festival’s most special event.

Guests to our island   $215.00 per ticket.    Buy tickets here

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