Experiential Traveller’s Tasmanian Temptation – November 2017
Your Culinary Journey
Day 1, Friday, 17th November 2017:
We start our 6 days/5-night tour in Launceston with a bang! The highly acclaimed Effervescence sparkling festival is an annual celebration of sparkling wine-as you may know Tasmania makes some of the best in the world. And we have secured tickets to the opening night’s dinner cooked by renowned chef Jacques Raymond. This is an event not open to the public but we have managed to get six tickets to this sold out Grand Degustation Dinner and these will go to the first six people that book. The rest will go to a divine dinner at Stillwater restaurant (this is a good option for non-drinkers too although they have a fab wine list). Like all our tours, we keep numbers small with between 10-12 people maximum so we can move about easily. Our home while in Launceston is the Peppers Seaport, the best hotel in town with water views and gorgeous rooms.
Day 2, Saturday, 18th November:
The next day we will meet some of the producers that grow and cultivate some of the produce Tasmania is famous for. We start with breakfast at the Farmers Market, a genuine farmer’s market where we will meet some of these producers and sample their goodies. Then it’s back to the Effervescence festival where you get to choose two classes you’d like to attend. Feel like learning how to make your very own bottle of sparkling wine to your taste? There’s a class for that. Want to learn about matching Huon caviar and salmon and champagne? There’s a class for that. Or if you’re more a foodie, try a couple of cooking classes with the amazing chefs. Or just sit back with an endless pour of sparkling wine at the stunning Josef Chromy cellar door where the classes are held. Dinner is all about the freshest oysters and seafood by the water.
Day 3, Sunday, 19th November:
The next day we will spend some time in the Tamar Valley with a special lunch! Dinner is at what some say is Australia’s best Chinese restaurant – this is a unique Chinese restaurant that uses premium Tasmanian produce that you won’t see at other Chinese restaurants.
Day 4, Monday, 20th November:
After an early breakfast, we will transfer by vehicle to Hobart where we will arrive at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). We will have a wine tasting at the Moorilla cellar door and then a special lunch has been arranged at MONA’s restaurant The Source. This will be followed by a “Rockstar” tour of the museum and you are then invited to wander the museum by yourselves. We then catch the VIP ferry service to centre of Hobart where we will check in to our hotel for the Hobart portion, the brand new and very luxurious MACq01 hotel on the waterfront. Dinner is at one of the hottest restaurants in Hobart.
Day 5, Tuesday, 21st November:
It’s an early start for a very special experience at Bruny Island. This is one of the best experiences I have done and I was keen to share this with you. Bruny Island’s baker John will show us the best that Bruny Island must offer from the island’s famous cheese, beer, wine and views. This will culminate in a feast for lunch and we may see some farm animals too. We end our final night in Tasmania at Aloft, one of Hobart’s best restaurants with a stunning view of Sullivan’s Cove with a special chef’s menu designed just for us.
Day 6, Wednesday 22nd November:
Departure day. We farewell you with a delicious breakfast pastry or if you would like, breakfast at a local cafe depending on the time of your departure.