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.
Baked Hervey Bay half shell scallop served on a bed of seaweed with a pea puree, bacon “jam” and crushed spicy wasabi pea dust.
Sirromet 2017 VS CHARDONNAY
Local diamond scale Caboonya smoked over Cherrywood drizzled with a blend smoked honey served with a New Orleans style banana prawn and sage gumbo
Sirromet 2017 VS NEBBIOLO ROSE
Cold seafood platter of Moreton Bay bug, seasonal eastern king, endeavouri and tiger prawns, oysters, pickled octopus, and sauces
Sirromet 2017 VS VERDELHO
Gatakers Bay tiger prawn cutlets served in a chick pea tangine sauce with cous cous, mint and coriander yoghurt
Sirromet 2013 LS VIOGNIER
Spanish-style pencil squid stuffed with lemon paella rice, fetta, chorizo and oregano, baked with tomatoes, olives, capers and basil, served with Manchego cheese
Sirromet 2015 SC CHARDONNAY
Vanilla and Callebaut chocolate mousse with dark chocolate sauce and freeze-dried raspberries
Sirromet 2016 LH PINOT GRIS
Meet the Team
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.
Victor Marmysz is well known throughout Queensland for his dedication to the local foods. Long time former Head Chef at Lurleens Restaurant, Sirromet Winery Mt. Cotton as well as one of the Queensland Rail Masterclass Chefs travelling throughout the state. Victor is a regular to Hervey Bay and has been instrumental in the success of Tastes of the Bay since inception.
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.
Urangan State High School
The Years, 10,11 & 12 hospitality students led by Hospitality teacher, Chef Damien Symes & Tegan Symes, the student team 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 with the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival and Sirromet Winery, a unique a work experience program has been established where students complete a week of work experience each September at Sirromet Winery. Sirromet has employed 4 students as apprentices to date.