Tasmania Holiday Packages offer visits to some of the most exciting places for food lovers in the Southern Hemisphere, with impressive dishes created from locally sourced and produced organic ingredients combined by experienced and innovative chefs who know a Foodie when they see one. Here are five of our favourite Foodie places in Tasmania.
Foodies be warned, Hobart’s Garagistes doesn’t take reservations and doesn’t let you leave unsatisfied so be prepared to turn up and try your luck, and then enjoy a leisurely three or five course meal. With a grand re-opening happening in January 2014, expect main meals along the lines of Flinders Island milk-fed lamb with turnips cimi de rapa and fresh curd, and desserts with a difference. In the meantime, enjoy fine wine and food at their sister bar, Sidecar, located on Bathurst Street.
Remi de Provence
Experience Hobart fine dining at its best, at Remi de Provence, a sophisticated French restaurant, bistro and wine bar created by Remi Bancal. A selection of fine wines from Tasmania, France and European regions are available from the bottle shop after you’ve exhausted the options on the wine list, and the menu is authentically French with a Tasmanian twist, featuring traditional C oq au vin, Agneau braise d’hivers and of course, a classic crème brulee.
The Point Revolving Restaurant
For over 30 years, at the top of Wrest Point Casino in beautiful Sandy Bay, The Point has offered Foodies a selection of modern Australian fare and fine wines at comparatively reasonable prices. Enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of Hobart’s harbour and Mt Wellington while you sample classic menu items such as Crepes Suzette and Steak Dianne, as well as modern dishes and innovative desserts, and a selection of French and Tasmanian cheese. Foodie kids can enjoy Mini Chicken Schnitzels with honey mustard dressing, Grilled Minute Steak or Grilled Market Fish Fillet.
Ethos Eat Drink
On Elizabeth Street in the heart of Hobart’s CBD, discover Ethos Eat Drink, a contemporary foodie haven in a former stable that offers Chef Iain Todd’s tapas to share. Menus comprise ethically produced, fresh, local fare of the highest quality. Updated seasonally, the indulgent dishes at Ethos include Bruny Island heirloom pork, chrysanthemum, turnips and braised leeks, and veal sweetbreads, confit egg yolks and parsnips.
In Launceston, by the Tamar River, sits a restored flourmill, in all its 1830s glory, welcoming Foodies from afar for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offering premium local seafood and game. Casual dining during the day in the River Café affords discerning travelers a courtyard setting with spectacular river views. In the evening the restaurant seats only sixty so reservations are essential. Executive Chef Craig Will prepares an array of freshly shucked oysters and serves indulgent dishes such as Tasmanian southern rock lobster with celery jelly and mandarin paste, and slow cooked Flinders Island salt grass lamb rump.
If you’re planning a trip to Tasmania and need some advice then don’t hesitate to chat with one of you local travel consultants, they can help with flights, accommodation and tours.
Author: Xanthe Coward is a writer, theatre reviewer and Foodie who married a Tasmanian and loves dinner and a show.