Friday, December 31, 2010
hobart celebrates with yachts and a food festival
It was a lovely night last night in Hobart. It was mild(ish) and the waterfront festivities at this time of year generate a celebratory atmosphere. The yachts are arriving from the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race and dock on the wharf in all their pride. I am not particularly a boat person, but I do like to wander along and imagine the trials faced by each boat on the journey to our city. Looking out to the now famous Taste Festival. Tables are positioned inside and outside and they are always occupied. There are more than 70 food and wine stalls which show off Tasmania's produce. We managed to find a spot at an outside table quite quickly. We enjoyed Holm Oak wines and Waji's crumbed scallops and cujun calamari. We were spoilt for choice when it came to desserts, a raspberry panacotta and French fritters with strawberries and chocolate sauce. Each yacht that arrived received a welcoming cheer and clap from the Taste Festival patrons. Definitely the place to be at this time of year, again I remind myself how lucky I am to live in such a fabulous place!