TASTE THE FLAVOURS
Taste the flavours of Eden, where you will find some of Australia’s finest producers of fresh seafood and other delicacies. Almost all of this produce is available for purchase in Eden and Eden Visitor Information Centre staff are only too pleased to guide you to the appropriate vendors.
More than 90 tonnes of high-quality mussels are grown in Twofold Bay each year using longline aquaculture. The mussels are marketed locally and in Sydney. High in protein and low in calories and fat, mussels provide something deliciously different for the discerning palate. Mussels can be bought live and whole at Snug Cove Wharf on weekdays after 9am, or at Hooked on Seafood. They are included on the menu of various cafes and restaurants in the area.
Eden sits between two lakes that produce the famous Sydney rock oyster, a species native to Australia. The pristine waters of Wonboyn and Pambula lakes produce some of the South Coast’s best oysters, regularly winning gold medals at the Sydney Fine Food Show. Wonboyn Lake has eight oyster farms with leases covering 51.3ha. More than 130,000 dozen oysters, valued at around $1 million, were supplied to the Sydney restaurant market in 2016–17. For an up-close oyster experience, cruise beautiful Pambula Lake and learn about the fascinating world of the oyster farmer. Oysters can be purchased from several outlets, cafes and restaurants in and around Eden.
Southland Fish Supplies unloads approximately 1900 tonnes of fish from local and visiting fishing vessels each year, processing 200 tonnes of value-added product for local and regional outlets. Fresh fish can be purchased locally from Southland Fish Supplies, Hooked on Seafood and local restaurants. Visitors are welcome to tour Southland Fish Supplies between 9.30am–11.30am, Tuesday to Friday (free admission).
Abalone is an edible sea snail with a distinctive mother-of-pearl shell. It is a relatively expensive delicacy, much sought-after by cuisine connoisseurs in many parts of South-East Asia where most of the abalone product from Eden is sent.
Eden Smokehouse produces multiple award-winning products including: salmon gravlax, smoked Atlantic salmon, ocean trout, rainbow trout, mussels, chicken and old-style bacon. Products are available from the Smokehouse or at Sprout Eden.
Disaster Bay Chilli
Disaster Bay Chillies has collected multiple awards in Australia, the UK and USA for its internationally recognised products. Organically grown chilli products such as hot chilli wine, chilli chocolates, exotic sauces and liqueur jellies are available through local outlets and at the Eden Visitor Information Centre. Chilli wine is available at Eden IGA, Southern Cellars and the Great Southern Inn bottle shop.
The fertile soils surrounding Eden attract a large number of macro farmers and food producers. Local specialty products include award-winning cheese and dairy products, organic produce, olives and nuts, free-range meat and poultry products, creative preserves and natural beauty products. Explore the markets, cafes, specialty shops, restaurants and Eden Visitor Information Centre to discover Eden’s abundance of local products.
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