It was an 'accidental' discovery as we were lured into this charming Marine Farm by all the huge street signs placed along the highway; however it was one of the highlights of our trip as it resulted in a great breakfast indulging in large, juicy freshly shucked oysters.
However, I was instantly drawn to the oysters with smoked salmon, Brie and chives ($15.00/1/2 dozen). The combination sounded alluring and divine when the oysters were placed under a grill to quickly melt the Brie cheese. As if that does not sound decadent already!
My friend's sharp eye caught the Special of the Day - Hot smoked oyster soup & roll ($10.00). It was a cold winter morning and the thought of a warm hearty soup sounded ideal. Instinctively we placed an order for it immediately.
The sun was out and the weather was crisp, so we settled in at one of the wooden tables and benches on the deck and waited with high anticipation for our meal to arrive.
The hot smoked oyster soup was another outstanding dish combining two of my favourite foods, smoked oysters and seafood chowder soup. Besides being delicious, the thickened creamy soup was hearty and warmed our soul instantly.
We devoured it and even used the crusty bread to mop up the last drip with the soup. It was that delicious.
Freycinet Marine Farm is also one of the few places where you can take a group tour through the oyster farm and experience the entire process of growing and processing oysters. Group tours need to be pre-arranged.
I don't eat seafood, but had a wonderful boat trip to Wineglass Bay a couple of years ago - champagne, cheese and oysters were served. The cliffs were exquisite along the way, and there were so many seals! The beach itself is just incredible.
Thanks for bringing back the memories of such a stunning region. Love TAS!