Tasmania’s Stories

Executive Director’s Message

It was all eyes on Tasmania’s artisan produce at Australia’s biggest fine food expo. That story leads the October edition of Tasmania’s Stories. Also this month, Tetsuya cooks up a culinary masterpiece; the way forward for Macquarie Point; and ‘Zorro’ to the rescue of an endangered owl. A celebration of classical music embraces our heritage; farmers given a helping hand; we enjoy five-star luxury under the stars; and meet the Tasmanian Grocer selling to Melbourne. In our news-in-brief, Brand Tasmania gets ready for its exciting new role. Please enjoy your October newsletter.

Robert Heazlewood
Executive Director, Brand Tasmania

Fine food fare

Wallaby fattened on King Island pastures, and leatherwood honey collected from pristine rainforests whetted appetites as Tasmania held centre stage at Australia’s premier fine food expo. Read more.

Chefs David Hall and Tetsuya Wakuda

Chefs’ masterpiece

Call it a major culinary event. Two great chefs cooking up a degustation feast showcasing Tasmania’s freshest premium produce. Read more.

Hobart’s Macquarie Point

Mac Point moves forward

The way forward for Hobart’s Macquarie Point – including possible residential development and the removal of the sewage treatment plant – will be laid on the table when legislation is introduced into parliament shortly. Read more.

Dr Dejan Stojanovic and his owl research assistant ‘Zorro’

‘Zorro’ to the rescue

‘Zorro’ the puppy could be called the ‘masked owl avenger’. He is the secret weapon in the fight to save one of Tasmania’s rarest birds. Read more.

Clarendon House is part of the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

Bach in barns

It’s an intoxicating mix. Classical music, heritage buildings, food, wine and craft gin, and all set amongst Tasmania’s bucolic rolling hills. Read more.

Fiona Hume and her English Leicester sheep

On the sheep’s back

An innovative Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation is helping farmers – such as Fiona Hume who tends Australia’s largest flock of rare English Leicester sheep – realise their dreams. Read more.

A luxury tent at Truffle Lodge

Glamping it up

As latest figures show Tasmania’s popularity as a nature-tourism destination continues to grow, there’s even more opportunity to sleep under the stars in five-star luxury. Read more.

Samuel Caccavo at the Tasmanian Grocer

Our Tasmanian Grocer

There’s a little slice of Tassie in the middle of Melbourne where homesick ex-pats can stock up their pantry with local favourites – from leatherwood honey to scallop pies. Read more.

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Tasmania’s Fine Food Australia 2018

Tasmania’s return to Fine Food Australia in 2018 was well worth waiting for as national and international chefs and commentators talked up Tasmania’s unique fine food offerings. View video

A Taste of Tasmania in Melbourne

When super Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and Pure South Chef David Hall combine their creative talents, it was always going to be something special. View video

The Tasmanian Grocer in Melbourne

“I like to think of it as a sort of embassy to Tasmania,” that is how the owner describes it. A Tasmanian oasis in Hampton Victoria. Scallop pies and all, how could you not be impressed? View video

Competition № 199

The question – Which Georgian mansion will be the venue for a dinner as part of the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival in Evandale in October?

Two lucky eFriends will win a hamper of Tasmanian products. One hamper is supplied by the Tasmanian Grocer and the other is a selection from our Fine Food Australia Exhibitors. Closing date 9 November 2018.

Last month’s lucky winners were Gordana Star (Tasmania) and Rochelle Olarenshaw (Victoria).

Last month’s answer was $340 million.

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