Back by popular demand, truffle farmer Henry (26) and his sister Anna (24) are set to open the first instant restaurant of Group 2 on their family farm in Tassie's Deloraine.
"Last season Damo and Caz gave us a quick visit to buy some truffles for their Instant Restaurant," Henry tells. "I'd be lying if I said it didn't attract a little bit of attention."
Caz's crush sent social media alight and media across the country clamoured to talk to the handsome Tasmanian who has a Bachelor of Agriculture.
"Caz got me into this mess I think," Henry laughs.
The affable siblings admit they're not the most experienced cooks.
"We're born and bred country kids," Henry says. "We've grown up with simple food and that's what we're going to serve."
"If we can put out three courses and no one vomits, no one cries and I don't chop a finger off or break anything, it'll be a good night," jokes Anna.
"We really want to showcase our love of truffles and how proud we are of what mum and dad have created," she adds. "We're so lucky to have grown up on a truffle farm. It's very special to us."
"To experience something like this with your sister and best mate is once in a lifetime," Henry confesses. "I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be doing it with."
We want to cook hearty foods that we like the taste of and use fresh healthy produce where possible. And keep it simple!
IN THE KITCHEN
Henry is more assertive and likes to follow a recipe and stick to it. Anna is the better cook and prefers to look at a recipe, get the general idea and then wing it and add in some of her own ideas. They each take the lead when required.
Henry: A good steak with truffle mash and vegies. It reflects the sort of food I grew up on.
Anna: Truffled scrambled eggs. It's a dish I have been fortunate enough to grow up on.
We would love to grow our business and open a shop/cafe at the farm where people can come for truffle hunts, buy products and experience truffles as we like to cook them.