Brisbane chef tour chance to bleat about Tasmanian lamb

ELEVEN of Brisbane's top chefs last night treated 17 guests to lamb for dinner.

The final evening of a chef-only lamb tour was enjoyed at Hadspen's Red Feather Inn.

Alistair McLeod, of Ready, Steady, Cook fame, said the Melrose Meats-hosted tour was a chance to introduce Brisbane's top brass to Tasmanian produce.

Tasmanian Royal Lamb will be launched this month by the Queensland-based company.

The tour group visited Cressy farmer Robbie Tole yesterday and will today be given an insight into the industry at a producers' forum.

Melrose Meats general manager Kerry Melrose said the Tasmanian tour was the company's second.

``It's a good opportunity for them to see the rural side,'' Mr Melrose said.

``Tassie lamb lends itself to the top-end of the market, and these chefs are from high-quality restaurants.''

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