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Tasmania’s top food experiences: Peter Kuruvita

Explore, dine and cook with Peter Kuruvita on this unique and tasty tour
Explore, dine and cook with Peter Kuruvita on this unique and tasty tour

With so much packed in such a small island, where does one begin when exploring Tasmania’s food scene? SBS TV personality and one of Australia’s foremost seafood chefs, Peter Kuruvita unwraps some of the island’s best culinary highlights. 

He’ll be returning to Tasmania in 2022 with even more premier food experiences, check out his food tour

Top 3 foodie experiences you shouldn’t miss when in Tasmania? 

1. Cruising down the Derwent River to Bruny Island for a Gourmet Seafood Seduction Tour eating Tasmanian seafood plucked straight from the sea. 

It doesn't get much fresher than this on your Tastes of Tasmania trip with Peter Kuruvita |  <i>Peter Kuruvita</i> Watch your Guides dive for sea urchins on your Seafood Seduction Tour |  <i>Peter Kuruvita</i> You'll learn from the locals how to shuck an oyster straight off the rack on your Tastes of Tasmania tour with Peter Kuruvita |  <i>Peter Kuruvita</i> Incredible colours of a freshly caught lobster |  <i>Peter Kuruvita</i>
 

2. Eating wood-fired sourdough pizzas at Devils Lair winery overlooking the vineyards.

3. Tasting manuka honey from Blue Hills Honey. On my Tasmanian culinary adventure you also tour the apiary and learn the lengths they go to to take care of their hives and queen. 

Any favourite dishes that emerged from your last trip to Tasmania?

The pure fresh seafood on the Gourmet Seafood Seduction tour around Bruny Island. It’s a once in a lifetime experience to have your lunch hand-harvested by divers and cooked on board straight from the sea – Abalone, oyster, sea urchins, crayfish – delicious! 

What’s something people don’t know about Tasmanian food you can tell us? 

The Tasmanian Fine Food Awards is the longest-running food awards programme in Australia! This shows you just how passionately Tasmanians take their food and produce. 

What are you most looking forward to on your next trip to Tasmania? 

Our next trip will start with a smoking ceremony on the beach at the Bay Of Fires, I’m looking forward to hearing more about the indigenous culture of the area. I also can’t wait to check out Cape Grim cattle farm and hunt truffles in Deloraine! 

Admiring the tranquil Bay of Fires |  <i>Mick Wright</i>

Did we whet your appetite? Join Peter for hands-on cooking demonstrations, world-class tastings, and the chance to know the local's lore and their foodie secrets – all of which will be set in deluxe accommodations with the backdrop of Tasmania's icons: Bay of Fires, Freycinet Peninsula and Cradle Mountain. View his tour >


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