Tasmanian Seafood Seduction – There’s Nothing Like This In The World
I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to travel. A trip to Tasmania is what I have been looking forward to and Tasmanian Seafood Seduction has been one of the most amazing gastronomical experience in my life, thus far.
Their day-long journey brings us past some of Tasmania’s most spectacular coastal scenery and gives us an opportunity to taste the best of the state’s produce.
Our journey commenced in the heart of Hobart’s Constitution Dock. At 9am, the boat pulled away from the berth with about 12 hungry mariners aboard.
Our guide for the day is Kate and she is very experienced and friendly. We cruised down the Derwent River into the calm channel waters that surround Bruny Island. Our first stop is the Tassal Salmon Farm, where about 40,000 jostle for space in one of the nation’s most sustainable farms.
Then, the feasting begins. Everyone aboard were gorging themselves on freshly shucked oysters, and washing them down with glasses of Jansz sparkling wine. The oysters are from Get Shucked Oyster Farm, a locally-owned farm operated by young entrepreneur Joe Bennett, at Great Bay Bruny Island.
They cultivate the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, which is native to the Pacific coast of Asia. I don’t usually eat live oysters whenever I am back home but at Tasmanian Seafood Seduction, I relished every bite. Every oyster was so full-bodied and sweet that I just couldn’t stop at one.
The Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s guides know these waters intimately and their local knowledge is second to none. During the tour, we gained an entertaining insight into the surrounding wilderness and their animal inhabitants, while soaking up unparalleled views of picturesque landscapes and beautiful deserted beaches.
Lobster sashimi seems easy to prepare but it is the most challenging, in my opinion, because the lobster must be served immediately to prevent the muscles from tensing up. We had two huge live lobsters and they had a fatal meeting with the kitchen knife. I never thought that raw lobster flesh could taste this sweet and delicious!
Besides enjoying oysters and rock lobsters on the spot, we also had the chance to try abalone and sea urchin as one of our guides dived into the clear blue waters for them. Watching the guides dive into the waters to fetch the freshest seafood was already such a treat, but the smell and taste of the cooked seafood was even better.
FYI, all abalone-fishing activity has to be recorded and each one has to be measured. Kate, who used to be a chef, stir-fried cubed abalone with chilli and garlic for us. There’s nowhere else in the world that you can find a journey quite like this. And, you can’t get Tasmanian seafood any fresher.
The Tasmanian Seafood Seduction is indeed a feast fit for a king, and certainly one that you must not miss. I cruised back to Hobart, feeling refreshed and a little seduced. Its price tag is certainly eye-raising, but it’s a once-in-your lifetime experience that is well worth the cost.
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Tasmania has become world-famous for its fresh produce, pristine growing conditions and artisan food industry. Join the 5 Nights Tasmania Gourmet Discovery tour and tempt your taste buds at Coal River Farm, Tasmania’s hub of handmade cheese, chocolate, farmgrown berries and fruit. See Tasmania’s finest gourmet cheese and chocolate being made onsite, pick some of the world’s tastiest strawberries and other orchard fruits, enjoy oysters shucked straight from the water, have a taste of fresh rock lobster AND see your guide dive for abalone and sea urchin. Be delighted as your catch is turned into a delicious seafood feast accompanied by gourmet local produce and Tasmanian wines, boutique beers, ciders and juices.
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