With intra-state getaways still off the agenda, there is a way you can escape for an evening in a true ‘Virtual Reality’ way. “VR” failed to really make a mark because there some things you just cant simulate, like taste!
Bill Lark founder of Tasmania’s Lark Distillery, hosted their first virtual ‘Steak and Whisky Night’ recently delivering not just on experience but the most important thing, flavour. The dinner live from Tasmania, had an option to pre-order a pack delivered to your door to savour what was going down at their table. It gets better, not only was the Head Distiller Chris Thomson on hand to talk through the finer points of the whisky but they had an uber special guest, Australian Test Cricketer and Captain Tim Paine on the Q&A.
Tasmanian Whisky has been through some significant hurdles to find its way to our glasses. Tasmania is an ideal environment for producing whiskey yet it had been outlawed since the 1800s. Bill Lark, a local and lover of whisky wanted some answers and through his enquiry into a distillation license led the amendment of the antiquated laws to open Lark Distillery in 1992, becoming the first in Australia to produce single malt spirit in 154 years.
This exclusive from Lark Distillery offers a deluxe ‘Steak and Whisky’ pack including:
- A 500ml bottle of Lark Symphony No.1 blended malt whisky
- Cape Grim scotch fillet steak
- Plus the accompaniments to smoke the steak, a combination of Tasmanian highland peat and ex-whisky cask wood chips.
If you are a lover of whisky and beef, it doesn’t get much better than this. Uncork the Lark Symphony No.1 and you’ll immediately be hit with a subtle smokey bouquet. Enjoy the superb smooth vintage neat, on the rocks or as a highball cocktail while grilling your steak according to the smoking technique they use and tune into the dinner table conversation. Cape Grim in the far northwest corner of Tassie claims to have some to the cleanest air on the planet, they are known for nurturing their cattle ethically, respecting the environment at the same time. It is an elite piece of meat, tender and full of flavour. Serve it up with your favourite sides, join the dinner table which is Australia wide and you’re dining out somewhere totally new, in cyberspace!
You can watch the hour-long conversation through Lark Distillery Facebook page and order the Steak & Whisky packs online. The dinner date was an epic success, watch out for future virtual, but very real unique dinner dates.
14 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000