A final little update from my recent holiday to Hobart.
I've been back for over a week now and yet I'm still on a high from it. I managed to squeeze so many wonderful things in apart from The Agrarian Kitchen that I went to bed each night thinking what a great day I'd just had. My days included coffee at Jackson & McRoss Bakery. You may struggle to get a table here, but some of the most delicious bread and pastries can be found here and it's well worth the visit.
As well as a lazy wander through the Salamanca Markets where I managed to buy a lot of butter (don't ask).
We ate a yummy (albeit naughty) seafood lunch on the harbour, washed down with some yummy local Riesling.
And a visit to the beautiful Botanical Gardens set in one of the best locations in Hobart with views of the river peeking through the trees.
Our main purpose in visiting the gardens was to locate the famous vegie patch. Famous for its connection with Tasmanian television gardening guru Peter Cundall. Being a huge fan of Peter Cundall and the show, this was one of Ms B's "must do's" for the trip.
We also visited MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).
Have you ever visited yourself? I'd love to hear what you think. MONA was a place I was dying to get to. I'd heard so much about it and being a lover of galleries and museums, I couldn't wait.
The building and location were exquisite, located at the Moorilla Winery, however I have to be brutally honest here and say I really didn't like it. I found most of the pieces too confronting for my taste buds. Too much focus on death and brutality for my likely. I just didn't see the point of alot of it. It definitely had an effect on me, which I guess is the whole reason, but unfortunately the effect wasn't a good one. However, I will say that the part of the museum that focused on "old art", I loved.
I guess life would be pretty boring if we all liked the same stuff.
So from the confronting images at MONA to the picturesque scenery of the little town of Richmond, about a 20 minute drive from the museum.
The one thing I found gob smacking is that you cannot get a decent Devonshire Tea in Richmond. I know this might not mean anything to many of you but when you're in a quaint little town filled with antique stores and tourists, you expect to be able to get a Devonshire Tea. Well, all four of us expected it and we were at a loss as to why only one place served it AND used fake cream from a can! What the????
And so our last day finally arrived and to finish our holiday in the same way we started it, we headed to a cake shop.
, located in North Hobart to be exact.