Culinary craftsmanship to counter the cold

Published on 27 May 2022

Dark Mofo Winter Feast Program  Launch

CULINARY creations from some of Hobart’s most talented chefs and producers will be on the menu for this year’s City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast.

Featuring 80 food and beverage vendors and an array of unique live performances, the event will again be spread across PW1 and the Salamanca lawns, with the outdoor fires and canopy of lit-up trees creating an idyllic atmosphere for guests to stave off the cold and enjoy Hobart at its best.

“We are really excited to see what is served up at the Winter Feast this year,” Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said.

“It’s become somewhat of a Winter ritual for our Hobart community and visitors from all over Australia.

“We’re pleased to be welcoming back both locals and tourists this year to make the most of our off season.

“Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean Hobart stops.”

Winter Feast food vendors will be creating menus inspired by the theme of ‘Saturnalia’, introduced by new Winter Feast food curator Amanda Vallis.

“One of the things I love about living in Tasmania is the distinct division of seasons, and so I think the Winter Feast is particularly suited to our way of life here,” she said.

“We also have an incredibly rich and diverse community who call Tasmania home, so the Winter Feast is a beautiful way to showcase all of the different cuisines that we are lucky to have access to here in Tasmania.

“The last few years have reinforced to me the importance of gathering together for events like Dark Mofo, particularly gathering together over food. It’s something I don’t think any of us will take for granted ever again."

Dark Mofo creative director Leigh Carmichael thanked the City of Hobart for its ongoing support of the Winter Feast.

“We're looking forward to offering this celebration to our community and visiting culinary crusaders in the heart of winter," Mr Carmichael said.

Castray Esplanade will be closed from Friday 10 June to Tuesday 21 June for the event.

The full list of stallholders is available now at


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