Hobart is truly a foodies destination. My third visit happened early July this year, with a few good friends (yes, kids & hubby free) celebrating a whole host of things, but mainly hitting our 40’s.
As I write this, I realised that it was just over 4 weeks ago, yet my little monkeys are like those automotive computer notices, prompting me to store this memory far back in the archives of my mind!!! However, I refuse to click the OK button, and instead, highlight some of the joys I experienced in my (free) time in Hobart.
Open 7 days
8:30am until late
2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmanian
Without doubt, Hobart has a plethora of incredible dining experiences. We were fortunate enough to have sampled a few and each ticked all the boxes – fantastic looking venues, refreshingly attentive service, and seasonally innovative tasty fare. I could write for hours about each, but I’ll share one of my favourite – Smolt.
Smolt is located in the very heart of old Hobart on Salamanca Square, a few steps down an alley off Salamanca Place. It’s stylish Scandinavian design is both comfort and chic, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chatty staff were excellent at securing our needs with their recommendations on both beverage and food. Consequently, the food with Italian/Spanish influence was exceptional.
Our shared lunch offering consisted of:
- House marinated olives $9.9
- Oyster plate – a selection of dressed & natural Tasmanian oysters $27.50
- Chicken liver parfait, raisin & shallot pickle ale bread $20.90
- Jamon croquettes, smoked peppers, aioli, dill, coriander $16.50
- Pork sausage, chorizo, chilli, red onion, peppers, lemon, reggiano cheese $26.
- Burnt honey & macadamia praline parfait, caramel pears, gingerbread crumble, chocolate coulis $17.90
- Chocolate fondant cake with mascarpone cream & housemade ice cream $17.
The stand out for me was the chicken liver parfait and the Jamon croquettes. Absolutely mouthwatering! My tastebuds were so alive with joy after each mouthful. Do yourself a favour – if you happen to be in Hobart, dine at Smolt!
On a different note – maybe one more for the eyes – we visited the MONA Museum of Old and New Art also located in Hobart.
I highly recommend you add this to your itinerary whether you are a lover of art or not! I’ve always appreciated art, especially having studied it at school, however, at times, I have lacked enthusiasm for contemporary art. Well, after my visit to MONA, I am a converted modern art lover, and positively applaud you to open up to this experience. I feel the only way to explain the magic of this place is through some of my pics which I have attached to this post for your pleasure. Enjoy
Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road Berriedale
03 6277 9900
Open Wednesday- Monday