Part of the ‘getting-paid-at-Falls-Festival-and-feeling-sober-on-New-Years-Day’ appeal was that we got to spend the 1st of January at The Taste Festival.
After a nap, and a shower we decided to make our way through the winding back streets of Battery Point, to the Taste Festival, held in Salamanca Place.
The 100′s of chattering voices thundered through and around the metal shed, the smells, not dissimilar to an Asian market, came from every direction.
Upon entry I purchased a glass for $7, this allowed me to taste any and all of the wines, to my hearts content. All local wines, grown all over the state of Tasmania, it was lovely to have a chat to the growers and owners of these vineyards.
After much beer and wine tasting, we thought the responsible thing would be to eat something. Scanning other people’s meals like hungry seagulls, we settled on the seafood platter.
In the seafood state it was the perfect meal for the two of us to share. Spicy fried potatoes, fresh, succulent oysters, crumbed scallops, battered calamari and simply cook mussels.
There was only one option for dessert, and usually I’m a sweet dessert fiend, but being in Tassie we had to try the Bruny Island Chesses. We took a pizza box of cheese away with us and sauntered back to our hotel room. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the first evening of 2013.
How is 2013 treating you? Are you a sweet dessert person or do you prefer cheeses for dessert?