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ONE of Asias leading food writers says Hobarts food scene has grown by leaps and bounds since the late 1990s and was now fresh and edgy

(11/17/2014)

Hsueh Yun Tan, food editor at Singapore’s top-selling newspaper the Straits Times, arrived in Tasmania yesterday as part of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign, promoting the country’s best food and wine to the world.

Ms Tan will spend the next few days exploring the state’s iconic food destinations and started yesterday with a Gourmania Food Tour, led by guide Mary McNeill.

Hobart was barely recognisable from her last visit in 1997, she said.

“I was in Sydney a few months ago and I’ve noticed a lot of what’s happening there is happening here as well — young chefs, edgy restaurants, the focus on using vegetables and local produce,” she said.

“I had dinner at Franks [in the Marine Board building on the waterfront] and it was so fantastic.

“I don’t know how they char things, but they have a sweetness rather than a bitterness.”

More international guests will arrive today ahead of the gala Invite the World to Dinner event at MONA on Friday, hosting more than 80 of the most influential international foodies.

Last night Indian chef and TV star Sanjeev Kapoor, who is broadcast in 120 countries, enjoyed dinner and accommodation at the five-star property Saffire in the Frey­cinet region.

Ms McNeill said Tasmania hosting such high-calibre foodies was a significant coup for the state.

“It’s just a phenomenal opportunity for Hobart to show the depth of its offering,” she said.

“It seems like every day a new business opens with a brand new offering and amazing quality and a focus on Tasmanian produce.

“That’s the uniqueness of the Tasmanian offering, the fact that there are so many small businesses and small producers bringing the finest quality to the market; we’re an incredible food community.”

Originally published as ‘Fresh, edgy’ Tassie food rave

Source: www.heraldsun.com

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