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Save the date for a trade tasting - 31 October!
Celebrating spring with some new Spring-friendly wines at @lucindawinebar with @vivantselections and @giorgiodemaria_fun_wines. With Liz and Giorgio in town it’s guaranteed to be a fun afternoon.
Thanks @kobi_ruz for having us!
@provenancegrowers radishes. True luxury, especially when eaten with @agrariankitchen butter and @murrayriversalt. There are still a few bunches if you are at @salamancamarket this morning and still 2 dozen of some the world’s best eggs. Just a Saturday morning PSA for anyone in Hobart.
Time to consolidate photos from several visits to @trophyroomhobart into a post. The best new restaurants and cafés are the ones which feel like they have always been there, and where after one visit you feel like you have always been there.
The design isn’t forced. The room is comfortable, the daytime light is quite perfect and it runs like clockwork. It’s just over a month old. There must be lots of paddling under the water coping with the newness and the busyness but it’s miraculously hidden from the customers.
And best of all the food is delicious. The ricotta is house-made, the bacon is house-cured, the pasta is handmade, the bread is house-made (and for sale retail) and it’s all used to great effect. Omelette with fromage blanc and mortadella is a perfect breakfast dish, the pasta makes for a gorgeous lunch, desserts are special, and there’s pizzetta (a breakfast and lunch version). Even the potato chips are especially good.
Why are we telling you this? It will make it even harder to get a table. It’s walk in only by day but has just opened (with bookings) for dinner on Friday nights. That’s our next step …
The @agrariankitchen’s kiosk is one of Tasmania’s true gems. It draws us to New Norfolk every weekend. It’s partly for essentials - the wood-oven baked bread and the butter to take home but there are also the regularly changing treats that @j.dons and @ppmak create like this quite perfect cheesecake topped with plum jelly. Exceptional.
This was a surprise - pawpaw grown in Tasmania. One of many things we learned from @foodculture.au during a day of delicious eating.
Addition/Correction: all those bottles of wine must have dulled our memory (combined with not a lot of familiarity with tropical fruits to help with self-correction). We’re trusting @palisaanderson’s description here rather than our own (see comments).