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SAY bonjour to a new era in the Tasmanian dining scene with
French-born Daniel Tourancheau appointed executive chef at
Market Square Restaurant in Launceston.
His introduction to the industry was at the tender age of 16 and
20 years on, Tourancheau has worked his way up the ranks and
around the world. He was classically trained in France, then
worked his way across the coast of US, to the capital of the
United Kingdom, North Island of New Zealand and aboard
international cruise ships.
''I've had the opportunity to cook in many different countries for
many different cultures,'' he said.
''I've developed my skills by learning from some of the best chefs
in the industry and I've discovered that creating new flavours and
inspiring dishes is my true passion.''
A career highlight for Tourancheau was the privilege of being
chef de partie at Frances La Bonne Auberge where the team was
awarded a Michelin Star, a coveted restaurant award.
After visiting Tasmania on his honeymoon, the chef fell in love
with the state and its fresh local produce, prompting his move to
At Market Square Restaurant, he is combining classic French
flavours with traditional Australian cuisine to deliver fresh new
Some of the specialties on his seasonal menu are avocado and
` me fraiche roulade, Moroccan spiced quail, and cotechino,
baby spinach and mushroom feuillete.
Hours of music
Go forth to the festival
COME along to the Forth Recreation
Ground at Devonport and listen to 13
hours of blues and roots music from
12.30pm to 1.30am.
Patrons can choose to partake in a
relaxed family friendly afternoon
session or to party on after dark.
The festival day also includes a large
range of stalls with food, music,
clothing, bar facilities, a motorbike
show, free overnight camping facilities
with a Sunday breakfast available for
The festival has showcased some of
the very best in Australian blues and
roots music talent with both home
grown Tasmanian acts and great
It's the people's choice
Strahan Bungalows wins award
TASMANIA'S popular Strahan
has been given a glowing
endorsement from its
customers, winning the
People's Choice Award at the
Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
The five fully self-contained
two-bedroom bungalows are at
the heart of the fishing village of
Strahan and provide a ''home
away from home'' for visitors.
Owners Sheree Crane and
Grant Howard have lived in
Tasmania's West all their lives
and have a wealth of local
knowledge to share.
''We get a lot of people who
stay here who don't know the
long-running history of the
area, and the beautiful places
you can visit within a short drive
from the town,'' Ms Crane said.
''We really enjoy sharing our
own piece of paradise with
them, and seeing their faces
when they return from visiting
one of the local beaches,
forests or waterways for the
''Growing up in the area I
guess at times you can take it
for granted, but our guests see
it through different eyes and
make everything new again ---
even for us!''
The People's Choice Award
is testament to the hard work
put in behind the scenes to
make Strahan Bungalows the
best accommodation in
Tasmania since it opened in
''Owning accommodation is a
week job, but we wouldn't have
it any other way,'' Ms Crane
''In the past four years we
have met some amazing
people and made good friends.
We hope that they take just a
little bit of the West Coast spirit
back with them.''
Strahan Bungalows are fully
self-contained, with one
bungalow fitted out for disabled
MORE: Call (03) 6471 7268.
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22 Tamar Street, Launceston,
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