Chefs Marcus Faulkner and Ethan Fittler send out a diverse selection of tapas and raciones to complement an excellent wine list that is selected in partnership with accomplished sommelier Joseph Burton, formerly of MONA’s The Source.
Just around the corner from the famous Salamanca Markets, The Black-Footed Pig sits proudly in one of Hobart’s oldest buildings. Yet despite these heritage surroundings, what the team are doing here is anything but old-fashioned.
Starters include confit prawn with a citrus froth, fresh oysters with Spanish cava and jamón, and the wagyu beef carpaccio with chimichurri, which gives a friendly nod to Italian and Argentinian influences. There are some impressive main dishes, such as the pressed beef cheek with a marrow crumb, which is outstanding. A wood-smoked potato puree with truffled mushrooms and porcini pearls is another hearty dish that is great for a cold Tasmanian evening. And, of course, there is paella available for those eager for the Spanish experience.
PSST! If someone special is celebrating their birthday, a custom-made cake can be arranged.