Everyone knows that Tassie is a foodie’s heaven. There’s craft ales and ripe apples for the picking. There’s plump oysters topped with a dash of salty seas, just how we like them. Sure, you could head off from Hobart on your own paddock or ocean to plate adventure or just roll up to The Taste from Dec 28 to January 3 and enjoy all that goodness in one tasty location.
If you’ve been before, go again. There’s lots of new eats and drinks on the menu and we’re excited to share a few of the ones we can’t wait to try. There’s names in the mix that are brand spanking to The Taste!
Captain Bligh’s Brewery
Those who have found Captain Bligh tucked away in Hobart’s Warwick Street are the lucky ones. All you others must try the captain’s mix of colonial ales, ginger beer and ciders on offer at The Taste. Oh, and they also have the tastiest non-alcoholic Traditional Lemonade and wait for it, the country’s only Beer Jam and Beer Vinegar.
Redlands Estate Distillery
You’ll find Redlands with the Captain just mentioned. The shared stall will feature Single Malt whisky tastings and in very exciting news Redlands will have a special range of colonial cocktails that are accurate to the good old days of early Hobart Town.
Recognise the name as that delicious new South American-flavoured restaurant on Hobart’s waterfront? Frank are bringing some of their most-loved dishes to The Taste including charcoal grilled Porterhouse – yum!
Like your coffee? Will Priestly and coffee go together here in Hobart. He’s the man behind Pilgrim and his specialty coffees will feature alongside cold-press juices and a suite of desserts that will have you lining up twice. Think white chocolate ganache topped with seasonal Tassie fruits and house-made chocolate syrup.
Double Head Brewery
If a premium Tasmanian craft beer sounds good on a sunny afternoon beside Sydney to Hobart yachts, head for Double Head Brewery. There’s classics and then there’s Dunkelweizen – a brew featuring flavours banana, cloves and vanilla.
Blackman Bay Oyster Bar
The freshest oysters served up with Tasmania’s first Sparkling Mead – now that sounds a treat. This oyster bar intends to bring some serious fun to The Taste too. The family-owned enterprise will deliver natural oysters with a smile, plump lemon and locally foraged sea grass.
The Taste is free to enter and takes place down on Hobart’s waterfront at Princes Wharf No. 1 Shed. Gather up your friends and feast away on Tasmania’s finest! Opening hours and all the details are below. Remember, this year it’s also cashless. Head to the website for further details or to grab a table for New Year’s Eve. www.thetasteoftasmania.com.au
OPENING HOURS – PRINCES WHARF NO.1 SHED (PW1)
Monday 28 December to Sunday 3 January, 11am – 11pm, free entry.
Thursday 31 December: 11am – 3.30pm, free entry.
Thursday 31 December: New Year’s Eve Party, 7pm – 1am, ticketed entry only.
OPENING HOURS – PARLIAMENT HOUSE LAWNS
Monday 28 December – Sunday 3 January, 11am – 8pm, with a 9.30pm finish on New Year’s Eve. Free entry.
Words: Alice Hansen
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