“The Taste” is a Hobart festival that runs for seven days over the year end period. Sixty food and beverage stalls showcase local produce and dishes.
The event is held in a large wharf and spills outside to the waterfront, to Salamanca Place and to Parliament Lawns. There is an entertainment arena with a set programme of live music. Street entertainers wandered around and there was a designated kids play area.
Stalls and seating areas are located inside and out. With so many options it was difficult to choose what to eat and drink. Wine, beer, cider, coffee and soft drinks. Hot and cold savoury dishes, seafood, fish, meat and vegetarian, salads, desserts, fruits, ice creams, cheeses. Prices were very reasonable.
We thoroughly enjoyed several visits, sampling main course dishes on our first afternoon visit. We sat along the waterfront, chatted to neighbours on our table who were touring from Sweden. Our next visit was timed to see Sydney to Hobart yachts arrive and we shared dessert plates along with cheese and biscuits. We dropped in yesterday to get ice cream cones before the event closed.
The Taste has been a successful festival for twenty seven years, with the current event supported by over a quarter of a million visitors.
Hobart has been an awesome place to be for the past couple of weeks. It all feels very quiet today as the city gets back to a normal working week.