There are many people and organisations behind the scenes who each bring a special talent, idea or support that collectively create the Gastronomo dining experiences.
From the early settlers who planted the Figtree, our production crew, food and beverage suppliers, grounds staff, front of house team, reservations, financial assistants, industry partners and catering crew – we extend our deepest thanks.
Preferred Transport Partner:
SeaLink’s origins go back to the 1970s as a crucial freight and passenger transport provider to Kangaroo Island.
SeaLink continues to be a major driver of tourism while supporting the community through special resident fares and sponsorships to the education, sporting, health and community service sectors on the island.
To arrange ferry transport to the island for Gastronomo events, or any other touring options, book online below or call 13 13 01.
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Jon and Sarah have been friends of the Gastronomo team for years, where they have mixed various gin cocktail combinations under the Enchanted Fig Tree with friends.
The KIS story began in 2002, when Jon and Sarah Lark set out to establish Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery, where they wanted to do things properly, in the traditional way. They are now Australia’s leading Gin distillers.
When visiting Kangaroo Island check out their amazing cellar door experience.
Meet our Humanitarian and conservation partners:
Gastronomo is proud to support the following humanitarian and wildlife conservation organisations.
You can donate directly to their organisation below, or you have the option to donate a small amount as part of your dining event when booking with us.
KI Wildlife Network
Gastronomo supports the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network Bird Song project. The project is a collaboration of art and science to help improve the Little Penguin Habitat on Kangaroo Island.
The Bird Song project cleverly integrates the arts and nature with the development of little clay modules (burrows) that will be made for the penguins by Tasmanian Ceramicist, Jane Bamford. The ‘designer burrows’ will be used initially to collect data on temperature and humidity inside the module.
The initial aim of the project is to improve the overall habitat that includes weeding, planting the appropriate vegetation and implementing natural barriers to protect existing nesting burrows.
Catherine House offers crisis, longer term accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness.
All programs and services are recovery-orientated and provide trauma informed care.
Catherine House deals with the immediate issues created by homelessness and supports women in planning a future that helps sustain their housing and building a life that is meaningful and purposeful.