Tickets: Free for Public
Running from Friday 28 December 2018 - Thursday 3 January 2019, The Taste of Tasmania program is an adventure for the senses. Boasting over 30 diverse events, there will be fine dining events, cooking classes, workshops, demos and tastings from world-famous chefs, first-rate Tasmanian vineyards and distillers, and superb local producers, all supported by a vibrant theatrical array of free entertainment.
This year’s culinary offerings are proudly 100% Tasmanian, with over 110 stallholders showcasing delicacies from all over the state. Seafood, cheese, berries, cool-climate wines, craft beers and ciders, gin, whisky and much more will be on offer from established and emerging producers eager to present their wares.
The line-up of talent in the culinary kitchen program includes Tasmania’s leading and most influential chefs, including: Luke Burgess (Garagistes), Rodney Dunn (The Agrarian Kitchen), Analiese Gregory (Franklin), Matthew Evans (Fat Pig Farm), Matt Breen (Templo), Nick Haddow (Bruny Island Cheese Co), Oskar Rossi and Federica Andrisani (FICO), Alice Chugg and Vladimir Panevin (Etties), Steve Cumper (The Fern Tree Tavern), Adam James (Rough Rice) and many more.
With over 120 live bands, circus, street, cabaret and dance performers, as well as a twilight cinema, the festival’s family-friendly entertainment will delight young and old alike. To ring in the New Year, the picturesque harbourside will transform into a speakeasy celebration under the stars, where visitors will dine on flavoursome food offerings, enjoy the vibrancy of live music, witness theatrical wonders, and nab a front row seat to the glittering New Year’s Eve fireworks – classic moments that will make priceless memories.