Peacock and Jones Review

by on 09/01/2017 - 03:47 am

in Reviews, Hobart

For a quintessential dining experience that combines modern food with a touch of reminiscence of the Old Hobart Town days, you might want to consider giving Peacock & Jones a try.

One of two restaurants operated by Federal Group’s Henry Jones Art Hotel on the Hobart waterfront, Peacock & Jones occupies the space that was formerly used as the IXL jam factory since the late 1800's.
Out in the Atrium, some of the original factory fitouts have been retained such as the old beams, and black and white photos on the sandstone walls depict the old jam making days. Elegant mood lighting from giant candelabras and a flickering fire make for an atmosphere that is cosy and ambient.
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Pearl + Co Restaurant Review

by on 16/10/2016 - 01:45 am

in Reviews, Hobart

We are very excited to welcome one of the newest additions to Hobart’s emerging waterfront dining scene.
To be specific, Pearl + Co is not entirely new. The restaurant (located within the ground floor of the Mures building previously occupied by Orizuru sushi bar) has been open for almost a year.
However, you may have noticed a recent surge in attention capturing dishes coming from their direction.

This is thanks to new head chef Joel Pead, formerly of Frogmore Creek.
Having worked alongside Ruben Koopman at Frogmore, Joel brings a very similar style of food to Pearl + Co, combined with his own exceptionally creative flair.
Prepare to have your sens ...

Koonya Garlic Festival 2016

by on 25/02/2016 - 05:26 am

in Reviews, Hobart

Tasmania’s premier garlic festival celebration is back (by popular demand) for a third deliciously pungent year to pay homage to Tasmania’s garlic harvest!
The Koonya Garlic Festival is a unique, quirky boutique harvest festival event that attracts throngs of passionate garlic lovers, growers, foodies and ‘eco-tourists’ from throughout Tasmania and beyond.
Tasmania prides itself on its gourmet food culture and produce and is gaining an unprecedented reputation for capturing niche markets and developing exciting new Agri-tourism initiatives and events. The Koonya Garlic Festival is an exciting example of this and is becoming a significant date on ‘foodi ...

Festivale 2016

by on 11/02/2016 - 05:06 am

in Launceston

When the delicious madness of The Taste has ebbed, when the weather has settled in to somewhat predictable patterns of warmth and when we’ve returned to school runs, spin classes and work routines, there’s a food and wine event that reignites that summery spark among us Tasmanians.
A leafy pocket of Launceston becomes crowded with tents, plastic chairs and port a loos, and hungry punters flock from near and far. It’s Festivale, a brilliant opportunity to eat, drink and dance to the tunes of 90s pop stars on comeback tours.

#festivale2016 starts this Friday evening and runs til Sunday afternoon at City Park. Since the event began almost three decades ago, Chairman Lou Cl ...