The countdown has begun to one of the best food festivals in Australia – Savour Tasmania – a celebration of the outstanding regional produce from Tasmania combined with Australian and international talent.
It takes place in two locations:
27 May – 29 May Hobart
5 June – 6 June Burnie & Launceston
The inaugural festival in 2009 was a sell out success and this year’s program looks to be just as exciting with an interesting line up of degustation dinners, lunches and masterclasses.
I’ll be mcing two dinners at Me Wah Restaurant, Sandy Bay, entitled ‘Deconstructed Dining by Hong Kong’s demon chef, Alvin Leung’. I met Alvin from Bo Innovation when he was in Australia for the Sydney International Food Festival. He is one lively chef, as you might tell from his picture, so should keep things moving and far from predictable.
Other food personalities hosting dinners include Kate McGhie from the Herald Sun, John Lethlean from The Weekend Australian, Richard Cornish from The Age and wine writer Max Allen.
As well as Alvin Leung, there is a formidable line up of international chefs including Philippe Nouzillat from Brasserie Wolf, Singapore; Martin Bosley from Martin Bosley's, New Zealand; and Paco Roncero from La Terraza, Madrid. They will be joined by local heros, Maggie Beer, fresh from being inducted in the Tasting Australia Hall of Fame and Simon Bryant.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.savourtasmania.com.au.