Blog Post : Recent work for New York Times Food

Recently chief photographer for ABRMEDIA  Asanka Brendon Ratnayake went to the fascinating Tasmania restaurant The Agrarian Kitchen in New Norfolk for the New York Times Food.

The striking natural light, long dining hall and an exquisite ever-changing seasonal menu with ingredients produced in-house makes the Agrarian kitchen as a must visit on the Tasmania food trail. What makes this restaurant so unique though is the juxtaposition of this high-end restaurant in the former environs of a what was Australia's first mental asylum and the derelict buildings that surround it.

You can read the article here

Below are a few images

 

The beverage team at the bar at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

General view of diners in the dining space at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

The exterior of 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

The original Royal Derwent Hospital building originally an Invalid Barracks, for invalid convicts and those considered mentally ill which sits behind 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store' building within the 'Willow court asylum', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times.
Founded in 1827 it was Australia's first purpose built mental institution.

Head chef of the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, Ali Currey-Voumard in the kitchen, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Head chef of the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, Ali Currey-Voumard in one of the dining halls, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Asparagus with kefir cream served at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Glazed wood-fired Berkshire pork with the sides of roast pink eye potatoes, cos lettuce with fermented chilli dressing and beetroot with flowering coriander served at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Honeyed beetroot with buttermilk, sorrell and smoked eel served at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Beverage manager Adi Ruiz behind the bar at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

Beverage Manager Adi Ruiz pours the 'Verbena cobbler' cocktail into a chilled glass at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

A cook cuts a large piece of meat (pork) inside the kitchen at 'The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store', New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, December 15, 2017. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for the New York Times

 

 

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