Discovering Tasmania’s Food & Wine Bounty
By Everett Potter
It’s a good day when you’re perched at a table overlooking the Tasman Sea, eating a delicious lobster roll while scanning the adjacent rocks for little penguins, fur seals and passing Southern Right Whales on their way to and from Antarctica.
In many ways, this sums up the magic of the island of Tasmania, which lies off Australia’s southern coast. Roughly the size of Switzerland, Tasmania’s landscape is a mash-up of mountains, unspoiled coastline and rolling fields, the only land mass in the world that the Roaring 40’s blast through, and it claims to have the cleanest air on the planet.
It’s a wild place full of artisanal farmers, enterprising fishermen, inventive winemakers, and entrepreneurial chefs, and the possibilities seem endless.