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Restaurant Australia

Restaurant Australia

There is a buzz in Hobart … that is because the world has been invited to dinner tonight!

Tasmania is currently hosting Restaurant Australia with a gala dinner at MONA tonight for the world’s most respected food and wine writers, celebrity chefs and broadcasters. Heston’s in Hobart!

Restaurant Australia will see over 80 international media and food and wine experts coming to Hobart for a uniquely Australian dinner at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) on Friday 14th November.
Restaurant Australia is about setting Australia’s food and beverage apart from the rest of the world, through the people, places and produce that make the country’s culinary experiences unique.

In addition to the 80 international VIPs there will be over 200 influential guests visiting Hobart to be part of this event. They will include domestic media, state and territory tourism executives, government personnel, campaign ambassadors and renowned Australian food and beverage personalities.

I occasionally freelance for Tourism Tasmania as a guide with their Visiting Journalist Program and this week I was privileged to host Jessica Allen – a digital correspondent from The Social in Canada, her film crew and John Lethlean, a food reviewer from The Australian, as part of the Restaurant Australia event.

Growing up in such a special place, I appreciate how unique and beautiful Tasmania is.  It is home and we live and breathe this beauty everyday, but when you show someone the magic of Tasmania for the first time, it never ceases to amaze me how utterly blown away they are.  I get to experience this appeal through new eyes, each and every time this sense wonderment happens.  This trip was no exception – they were staggered by the utter beauty, the houses, the water, but most of all … our food.

Our itinerary included lunch at Smolt, a wander around the city with Hobart Historic Tours, a drop of Whiskey at Lark Distillery, and a heavenly dinner at Ethos on Wednesday.  On Thursday I picked the group up bright and early to catch the first ferry to Bruny Island where we had breakfast at the Bruny Island Cheese Co.  Please let it be known that I experienced the best fruit buns ever – thank you Nic Haddow!

A long lunch in a vineyard at Bruny Island Premium Wines and we finished off the day sampling salty morsels plucked from their sub-tidal homes at Get Shucked Oysters.  I felt proud to be Tasmanian and even prouder to be showing off our ‘every-day’.  X

Smolt
Smolt
Hobart Historic Tours
Lark Distillery
Lark Distillery
Ethos
Ethos
Ethos
Ethos
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
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Bruny Island
Bruny Island Isthmus
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Bruny Island Premium Wines
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Get Shucked
Get Shucked
Get Shucked
Get Shucked
Get Shucked
Restaurant Australia
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Open Day + Birth Day

Opening Day Sail PastWe celebrated the mark of the Opening Day of the Yachting Season on Saturday with our friends Kate and Gus and their children.  We joined the fleet of more than 220 yachts and motor cruisers in the traditional Sail Past, where Poppy and Tom saluted Lieutenant Governor Alan Blow with pride!

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Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening DayOn Sunday I celebrated my 44th birthday!  Where do those years go?  44 sounds really old but I feel like I am still in my early 30’s (well most of the time).  I enjoyed my day – especially when Poppy said to Nick:

Daddy, are we giving Mummy Diamond Rings for her birthday?

Bless – no diamond rings but I was spoilt with a breakfast at Smolt and the Masini & Chern ‘Baby Blues’ pyjamas.

Birthday breakfast at Smolt

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Out and About

IMG_4937James was in good spirits after his operation on Friday and so we were out and about, enjoying the winter sun over the weekend.  We went out for breakfast, hung out at Nick’s parents and went to the beach.  I also made a delicious Cauliflower and Prawn Soup in the Thermomix!

James even said “Poppy” for the first time as he hung out with his new mate Rex Dinosaur!

James in his trolley

Poppy

Cauliflower & Corn Soup

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James and Rex

Rex

Rex

Toast lover

Big Bear & James

Big Bear & James

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

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A Winter Solstice Weekend

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

What a perfect winter solstice weekend!  My old friend Sarah flew in from Melbourne on Friday morning and after hanging out during the day we rugged up and went out to Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast!  Oh my – what an amazing atmosphere … rich colours of red and purple, fantastic food, live music, a ferris wheel, lights, wine and fires.  I love winter.

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Saturday morning was a stellar one and after grabbing some goodies from the German Bakery in Sandy Bay we went over to Bellerive Beach on the boat for lunch.  What a day – the mountain was looking magic and the pies were tasty too.

Winter Solstice Cruise

Winter Solstice Cruise

Winter Solstice Cruise

Nick went out to the Winter Feast again on Saturday night but Sarah and I bunkered down at home instead.  After James and Poppy were tucked up in bed, we cracked open a bottle of red and devoured some more tasty morsels from Lipscombe Larder and watched Last Tango in Halifax on the ABC.  What a lovely way to spend the longest night of the year?!

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Winter Solstice Snacks

WInter Solstice Snacks

On Sunday we went our for an early lunch at Smolt in Salamanca.  Not exactly the most relaxing lunch I’ve ever had as I was ferreting around under James’ high chair trying to pick up his crumbs strewn over this very stylish restaurant with über chic clientele watching on!

It really was a wonderful weekend – I love having old friends visit and enjoying their company in our beautiful city of Hobart that was all shiny and showy on this winter solstice weekend.  Xx

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Smolt

Poppy at Smolt

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Sarah, James and I at Salamanca

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