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Gourmet line up for Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne

This year’s Taste of Melbourne will see a gourmet line up in the Tasmanian Pavilion. The impressive line up of local Tasmanian produce will educate and excite visitors with gastronomic delights and classy beverages from Tasmania’s wild places.

The Tasmanian pavilion will be the largest on site and it will showcase why Tasmania has earned the reputation of ‘the gourmet state of Australia’.

Inside the pavilion visitors can sample some of Tasmania’s best known produce grown and harvested in its world-renowned cool climate, clean air, fertile soils and pristine waters.

A selection of Melbourne’s fabulous chefs and industry experts will be cooking up a storm in the pavilion’s demonstration kitchen using the best fresh Tasmanian produce.

So come and enjoy an oyster, a glass of wine, some gourmet pies or some fresh Tasmanian salmon, stay for a cheese master class or learn more about Tasmania’s fine whisky and oysters, the Tasmanian pavilion has all of this and so much more………….

The Tasmanian Pavilion will entice visitors with:

  • Atlantic salmon from Huon Aquaculture  – packed with Omega – 3 and chosen as the very first Australian food partner to Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia.
  • Cape Grim beef and Robbins Island Wagyu – both favourites of Tetsuya’s.
  • Gourmet pies from Tasmanian Bakeries – using all local and quality Tasmanian produce these are a ‘must’ to sample.
  • Beer from Moo Brew – from the home of MONA and Tasmania’s largest locally owned and operated brewery.   They will be showcasing 5 of their most prominent beers: Pilsner, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Dark Ale and Belgo.  Come along and taste and if you just can’t get enough (like us) you can find their products at Matteo’s, Longrain, Spice Temple, Vue De Monde, Ezards Restaurant and The Point (Albert Park).
  • Tasmanian Single Malt Whiskey bar featuring Lark Distillery, Old Hobart Distillery – Will be offering ‘free samples’ (during the demo hour) of their Port Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky, 60% cask strength, which has been their most highly awarded Whisky so far. Individual bottles will be available for sale or for more tastings you can find them at Eau De Vie or Whisky and Alement; Hellyers Road –  and Belgrove Distillery.
  • Tasmanian Wine Bar showcasing wines from Cloverhill – A James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 named 5 Star Winery will be sampling and selling their accolade winning wines; Josef Chromy Wines and Heemskerk. The Josef Chromy 2011 Chardonnay recently won an International trophy as best chardonnay over £15 at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards – London.
  • The Oyster Shack by Tas Prime Oysters – Freshly shucked Tasmanian oysters (natural or with a Thai dressing) will be served and they will be demonstrating the must have skill of how to ‘shuck’ oysters.  Two dozen Take-Home Packs of unshucked oyster will be selling for 25 Crowns each and oyster knives will be available for purchase.  These quality oysters are a favourite of MoVida, many other leading Melbourne restaurants and Aptus Seafoods in the South Melbourne Markets.
  • Cider Bar featuring apple and pear Cider from Franks Cider – Franklin Cider Company.
  • Cheeses from Bruny Island Cheese Co. – Named the 2013 Telstra Australian Business of the Year. The artisan cheeses are available for purchase online.
  • Lamb and Wallaby from Flinders Island Meat – The Lamb recently received gold for its special 8-10kg Milk Fed Lamb it also took gold for the Open Class Champion at the Sydney Royal Show.  The ABC delicious. Produce Awards named Flinders Island Meat as overall Category Winner for their Milk Fed Lamb product.

Taste of Melbourne is Melbourne’s  premier food festival for food and wine lovers.  It will be held in the beautiful alfresco setting of Albert Park from 14 – 17 November 2013.

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