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This Week In Food: ‘One of the most mind-blowing things’ Kate Stevenson’s ever done

This Week In Food…

First, I’m just back from a long weekend in the Apple Isle, so a couple of Tassie Tips for you!

1) Get to Strahan.

It’s a little out of the way but the Gordon River Cruise was one of the most peaceful, meditative, stunning, mind-blowing things I’ve done in Australia. Everyone should know what an absolute treasure we have on our doorstep. We went with “the” Gordon River Cruises, and forked out the extra for a comfy, all-inclusive seat on the “Captain’s Upper Deck” but the whole boat was decked out beautifully.

2) Get to Fico.

We saw plenty of bars in Hobart, we tried the country’s best regional restaurant in the Agrarian Eatery, but our fave meal by far was at a bistro called Fico. Italian leanings, Sunday lunch is a set menu and the hits just keep coming. One of my favourite meals for a little while.

JUICY NEWS: Closer to home … because Gin … Tanqueray is taking over the Bridge Hotel in Richmond with a ‘Gin & Juice’ pop up in their famous lane way and diner bar all the way through to Sunday 11th March. Plenty of great fresh gin, fresh juice and tonic options on offer.

FLEX THOSE MUSSELS: As the sun sets on one Mussel festival, it’s about to rise on another – the Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival will take place at South Melbourne Market on the weekend of 10th and 11th March. We’re talking six tonnes of mussels at this two day party complete with live jazz and plenty of other seafood. Entry is free and it’s bound to be busy.

PRAISE THE PROSECCO: Back to booze and the Prosecco Festival is on its way to Cargo Hall at South Wharf on Sunday Feb 25. There are two sessions to choose from – 11am – 3pm or 4pm – 8pm. The $50 ticket will bag you tastings of prosecco from here and abroad plus a a genuine crystal Plumm teardrop tasting glass. You’ll be able to buy Italian snacks, seafood and cheese to go with your fizz, and it’s bound to be a bubbly afternoon! Tickets here.