What is Tastes of the Bay?

Signature pop up restaurant ,  Tastes of the Bay  is the regions  original and ultimate  seafood and wine extravaganza. This is the hands of the fisherman story -  experience the provenance of regional and seasonal with unique  and exceptional local wild catch seafood fresh from the local fleet moored nearby.

Bringing six courses of food and wine and some memorable  fishy fun during the day – Chef and Pro Fisherman, Andrew Mirosch  one  of Queensland’s most well-known Celebrity  Chefs and television presenter : Adam  Chapman, Chief Wine Maker Sirromet Winery  and the hospitality students of Urangan State High.

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Hervey Bay scallop terrine with sour dough baguette, lime and grape confit and scallop ceviche

Sirromet VS Verdelho

Grey mackerel and Jamaican salt fish ball with smoked diamond scale mullet roe taramasalata

Sirromet SC Chardonnay

Wild catch seafood platter ( king, tiger prawns & banana prawns , Moreton Bay bugs, oysters, blue swimmer crabs), salt and pepper pink squid, crumbed sand whiting

Sirromet VS Chardonnay

Chilled salad of hickory BBQ smoked octopus, mint and parsley tabouli, liquid fetta and black olives

Sirromet VS Pinot Gris

Spanish eastern king prawns, chorizo garlic and chick peas with smoked paprika butter

Sirromet SC Shiraz Viognier

Classic trifle with local fresh berries

Sirromet PC LH Pinot Gris

Meet the Team

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Andrew Mirosch
Restaurant consultant and commercial fisherman

One of Queensland’s true champions of seasonal and regional foods, Andrew Mirosch ‘ career of over 30 years in the food industry has collected a string of American Express Awards for Best Restaurants along the way and of course well known as the former Executive Chef, Lurleens Restaurant, Sirromet Winery. A fisherman at heart, Andrew combines the best of both worlds continuing to skipper his commercial fishing boat and restaurant consulting across the globe.

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Adam Chapman
Chief Wine maker, Sirromet Winery, Mt. Cotton

Chapman’s career in winemaking is now well over 30 vintages both in Australia and overseas. Chapman has made wine here in the Barossa, Hunter Valley, Granite Belt and South Burnett and overseas in Ardeche, Tournus, Pomerol and St Emilion in France.

Sirromet are proud to have collected over 885 prestigious national and international wine awards since opening in 2000.

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Urangan State High School

The  student team from Urangan State High School provide both back and front of house. The students gain hands on experience in this fast paced service for 200 guests on the day. The partnership between the  Hervey Bay Seafood Festival and Urangan State High School provides a unique a work experience situation where student have hands on experience working in a fast paced, pop up restaurant.