Get a taste of Tasmania over the coming months

Get a taste of Tasmania over the coming months

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The Tasmania Tourism team says over the coming months the Apple Isle is set to offer a new range of contemporary food experiences on a large and small scale. Enthusiastic newcomers are forging a fresh path as restaurateurs and producers. New experiences have been created to showcase the high quality of agriculture and aquaculture in Tasmania such as cooking schools and touring products.

Grab a Hobart car rental and get ready to taste Tassie in the most beautiful ways this winter and spring.

Ilha Restaurant, Cygnet

Southern Flavours in Cygnet

Former MasterChef contestant Sarah Clare is set to open Ilha, a new South American style restaurant in her hometown of Cygnet. Cygnet is 50 minutes from Hobart in the agriculturally abundant Huon Valley. Ilha is located in the venue that was formerly the School House Coffee Shop and will serve tapas as well as a seasonal a la carte menu. The wine list will feature wine from Tasmania, mainland Australia, and South America. Sarah appeared on Masterchef 2018 and was a popular contestant, finishing in the top ten.

Off The Table

Back To The Source

Off The Table tours offer a unique opportunity for food lovers to go behind the scenes of Tasmania’s top producers. Private farms are opening their gates for visitors to pick, taste, and savour the paddock-to-plate Tasmanian food experience. Go truffle hunting, learn how to grow a native kitchen garden or harvest organic forest honey. Experiences include a tour of award-winning Lentara Olive Grove where you can indulge in a tasting tray of olive oils, dukkah, table olives, and olive leaf tea. Take in the 130 varieties of heirloom tomatoes at Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes on their official tomato tour. The day includes a six-course tomato tasting, highlighting the diversity of each crop. The Pure Tour Eggspedition is one and a half hours spent exploring Tasmania’s largest free-range egg farm Pure Foods Eggs. Tours range in price from $38 to $65 and are held seasonally across Tassie.

Pulchella Berry Farm

Roadside Delights

Pulchella is a boutique farm in Buckland growing raspberries and seasonal produce. Run by husband and wife team, Adam and Laura-Kate, the property is the perfect spot to stop on the Great Eastern Drive, stretch your legs and taste some of Tassie’s sweet berries. The farm gate stall is bursting with seasonal fruit – raspberries, blueberries, mulberries, apples, pears, peaches, tomatoes and mulberries, along with potatoes, eggs, jam, honey and garlic. Pulchella is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. Take a seat at the picnic table or spread out a rug on the lawn.

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