On Wednesday, Hobart will heave with culinary obsessives as the Taste of Tasmania commences at Princes Wharf 1 (PW1). It’s expected the Taste – which is hosting 69 stalls this year – will attract roughly 235,000 “visitations” from locals and tourists alike.
Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey emphasised the Taste’s communal spirit on Tuesday.
“The Taste … is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends … and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere on Hobart’s waterfront,” Alderman Hickey said.
Among the Taste’s many stalls are Ashgrove Cheese and Barringwood Vineyards, both of which are entering their fifth year at the Taste.
“We run the stalls separately, but all the barriers are down and we actually help each other out,” Ashgrove Cheese Marketing and Events Manager Anne Bennett said of her stall’s relationship with its neighbour Barringwood Vineyards.
The people at Barringwood Vineyards observed that stalls from the North-West received pride of place this year.
“We’ve never been this far up the front before,” Director Vanessa Bagot said.
The Taste runs from December 28 to January 3. Entry is largely free, but tickets are required for the New Year’s Eve Party. These can be purchased on the Taste’s website, at the Theatre Royal or at the PW1 ticketing booth