chef's Table

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The team at Watervale Hotel are passionate about fresh local food and Clare Valley produce.

Dining at the chef's table

In Kitchen Dining – The Chef’s Table

We have limited seating available for in-Kitchen Dining, so pre-bookings for the ‘Degustation Menu’ at the Chef’s Table are essential. Members of the Watervale Epicurean Society have priority booking status. Whilst the ‘a la carte’ menu is not available at the Chefs Table, we will accommodate dietary issues, allergies, intolerance and preferences.  

The opportunity to eat in the Kitchen on the bar is a cooking demonstration in itself, and the Chefs Table Degustation dining experience makes it truly amazing. Our talkative Chef’s love to explain what they are putting on your plate, how it has been made, and even tricks of the trade.  Due to covid19 restriction we can not have people dining at our chef table until restrictions are lifted.

Degustation Dining

Permaculture is the ethical basis to the way we grow produce at Penobscot Farm. Out tasting menu takes these same ethics and our organic bio-dynamic produce into the kitchen. It implies not only ethical sourcing, but a genuine style of cuisine, and a no waste approach to using everything that comes into the kitchen.

Our Degustation Menu is a 6 course meal of seasonal produce served for either lunch or dinner. This option can be booked on our restaurant booking system. Additional wine matches or Farm Tour can be added.

Cooking Demonstrations – to commence in 2021

The farm produce is the hero in our pre-lunch cooking demonstrations. The kitchen will select a few ingredients picked that day and show the versatility of that ingredient by preparing it in different ways.

We await COVID restrictions to be lifted before running demonstrations at the Chef’s Table. 

Cooking Classes.

The Watervale Hotel will commence half day Cooking Classes when COVID restrictions are lifted.

It is anticipated that they will be preceded by a Penobscot Farm Tour and focus on how to enhance flavours of fresh produce.

These will be promoted on our Facebook site and appear on the experiences calendar on our website.

Watervale Epicurean Society Members will receive invitations prior to these events being advertised, so if you want to lodge interest in these courses please join us.

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS WE CANNOT CURRENTLY ALLOW SEATING AT THE CHEFS TABLE.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU HERE AS SOON AS WE CAN.