It’s quite dark and yeasty, toasty even. And like many of the ciders that are emerging in Australia, Tasmanian Inn Cider is high in alcohol, 8 per cent. But still that’s a lot weaker than wine. There is a lot to like about this one, which was bought and delivered together with this month’s Bruny Island Cheese Club Box. The cider fizzes but isn’t too fizzy and with an terrific balance between the sweet and sharpness of the apple. Many of the new ciders are made with juice, rather than crushed apple. And juice from eating apples. Cider apples are very different. They are sour and you really wouldn’t want to eat them. Is this made with proper cider apples I asked myself? Perhaps. I think this is a fair approximation of the real deal from England. Many ciders are a little too sweetor too acid, reminding me of many of the rieslings that are a recipe for heart burn and quite possibly will dissolved teeth.
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- Truffle Dinner: MenuChef Scott Pickett has put his fingers to the keyboard and has sent me through the menu, We have a few tickets left, so if you’ve already booked, let your friends know. (And if you haven’t booked – get a wriggle on, this will sell out!) What: Truffle dinner featuring truffles from around Australia with matched […]
- Madame Estelle’s Fringe (yes – TRUFFLE TIME!)Fringe Food is four truffle season old. Can you believe it? This year sees us back collaborating with Madame Truffles and we’ll be returning to Estelle in Northcote, home of one of my personal favourite truffle dinners so far. We’d better outdo that one I guess! What: Truffle dinner featuring truffles from around Australia with matched […]
- Lunch at Movida Aqui – Seaweed SalonI’ve just been sent the menu for our Seaweed Salon on 3 May and I have to say that it looks like a stand out. And we’ve confirmed that it can be adjusted to pescatarian friendly (we will substitute the beef course) What: Lunch featuring seaweed and sea plants, matched wines and education. When: 12:30pm […]