Vanessa Pike-Russell

Whenever we can we travel down to Tasmania to see our family and friends who live there. One of the great things about Tasmania, apart from the amazing landscapes and friendly people is the fantastic food on offer. This trip included Dylan's birthday dinner at Huonville Grand Hotel on our second night.

Dylan enjoyed his Kids meal mini-roast dinner.
Phil wasn't too pleased with his scallop dish ($18) which featured frozen scallops which were not of Tasmanian origin, were overcooked and definitely not he was expecting.

I tasted a few and much prefer the scallops from Coolies (Moonah, Tasmania) and Drunken Admiral (Hobart, Tasmania) which are large, round fresh Tasmanian scallops and not small frozen scallops.

I wasn't feeling very hungry so I settled for the soup of the day, Tomato soup ($5) which had a robust flavour and was exactly what I wanted.

Scallops with bacon and served with winter vegetables ($18)

Tomato soup at Huon Grand Hotel, Huonville Tasmania

Soup of the Day - Tomato ($5)

On the second last day of our visit we travelled out to visit our block of land at Glenfern, just outside of New Norfolk, Tasmania. After exploring the property which features m
any wonderful manferns, native trees and even a tasmanian
devil den, we met up for lunch with some friends of Kieron and Kelly-Jo at The Bush Inn, New Norfolk

I chose the half serve size of Roast of the Day - Roast Lamb with Vegetables and it was delicious. Tender pieces of lamb with gravy and served with cauliflower with cream sauce, mashed pumpkin, peas and I had already eaten my cauliflower before I remembered to take a photo. Oops!


Dylan enjoys his kids meal at The Bush Inn, New Norfolk by you.

Dylan enjoyed his kids meal (Chicken nuggets with chips $3)

The Bush Inn, New Norfolk by you.

Menu at The Bush Inn, New Norfolk by you.
Menu at The Bush Inn, New Norfolk by you.

Kelly-Jo and friend at The Bush Inn, New Norfolk by you.

We also enjoyed some wonderful home cooked meals by my daughter in law Kelly-Jo and her Mum Robin including a very tasty stew which was even better as leftovers spooned over toast the next day. There were also cupcakes and an amazing a train cake made for Dylan's 2nd birthday party for his weekend kids party at Margate Dru Point play area. The cake was made out of slices of banana cake decorated with lollies and was much loved by Dylan who sampled every section of his train cake and continued sampling his cake for five or so minutes. Such a funny sight and definitely a photo opportunity that I took advantage of :)

Dylan's train cake and birthday cupcakes by you.

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