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.
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
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.
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 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.