Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens 2019

The renowned Port Stephens events, Love Sea Food and Tastes of the Bay, have joined in 2019 to create one of the biggest events on the winter calendar in Port Stephens.

When it comes to seafood in Port Stephens both residents and visitors alike are spoiled for choice. From fish, prawns and oysters to crabs, lobsters, and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region.

This August we will celebrate our coastal cuisine with a Gala Dinner, Seafood Lunch and Dinner specials, cooking classes and the finale event of the month-long celebration, the Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend.

Keep up to date with all things Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens 2019. Register your interest and we will stay in touch.


Love Sea Food Tastes 2019 Program



Tastes Port Stephens Food, Wine & Jazz

Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September I Nelson Bay & D'ALBORA Marina's

Tastes Port Stephens is a weekend festival of taste and treble. The streets of Nelson Bay will be taken over by trumpets and saxophones with fantastic local seafood and delights from local providores accompanied by wine and live jazz. Taste fresh local oysters, join a cooking demonstration or get on board for the Tastes Jazz Luncheon Cruise.

What's on the weekend

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Love Sea Food Lunch & Dinner Specials

Celebrating Coastal Cuisine throughout August.

Local restaurants and cafes will be offering seafood inspired lunch and dinner specials with a different theme each week to showcase the fresh seasonal seafood, straight from the fishing boats and farmers of Port Stephens.

View the menus and find out more

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Tastes Festival Highlights

  • Hot Potato Band I A high energy, bold, 10 piece brass band like no other.
  • Tasters Trail I stop at four different venues around the CBD and Marina, sampling the finest fare.
  • Jazz Luncheon Cruise I Moonshadow-TQC, three-course lunch, glass of Pepper Tree wine on boarding and live jazz
  • Winemakers Dinner I Four courses with perfectly matched First Creek, Hunter Valley wines.

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Signature Series Lunch & Dinners

  • The Little Nel I Four course degustation lunch.
  • Horizons Golf Resort I Nine and Dine, seafood inspired dinner, with the option to play golf.
  • Evviva Cafe and Bar I Four course dinner prepared by MKR winners Matt and Luke.
  • Moonshadow-TQC Cruises and The Poyers I Seafood inspired 3 course lunch and cruise.
  • The Anchorage Port Stephens I Seafood and Semillon dinner with Thomas Wines.
  • Sienna's Pizzeria and Bar I Three course Italian lunch

View the menus and find out more

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Seafood Cooking Classes

Weekly Seafood Cooking Classes throughout August - SOLD OUT

Learn how to take your next seafood meal from casual to gourmet! Join one of the cooking classes being held throughout August at leading restaurants in Port Stephens. From oysters, crustaceans and fish there is sure to be a cooking class to inspire you.

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Behind the Scenes Tours

Delve into behind the scenes of fish farming. During the Barramundi Farm Tour you will see the fish as they move through their lifecycle from fingerlings right through to a market ready product. The DPI Fisheries Institute will open its doors to the wonderful world of aquaculture, food production and the mysteries of the underwater creatures that make Port Stephens home.

See tours

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Family Fun

Gather your friends and family for some Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens family fun. Bring the whole family, kick off your thongs and enjoy a fun-filled session of barefoot bowls, beers and oysters or you might prefer some fish 'n' chips with fun and interactive cooking demonstrations.

Find out more

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SALTED Art Trail by Artisan Collective

Members of the collective have been busy working on creating marine-inspired works in a wide variety of styles including pottery, glass, print, painting, photography and sculpture, which will be shown as part of the SALTED exhibition in the gallery at d'Albora Marina throughout August.

Click here for detailed information on the event.

Download the trail.

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"Port to Plate" Gala Dinner

Saturday 3rd August I Broughtons at the Bay, D'ALBORA Marina's Nelson Bay

SOLD OUT EVENT - Six course seafood dinner served with matched Hunter Valley wine tastings I Celebrate Port Stephens seafood as five local chefs create a unique seafood inspired six course dining experience including dessert served with perfectly matched Hunter Valley wine tastings with each course.

View the menu and book your ticket.

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Munch and Move - SOLD OUT


Join us in a free-wheeling trip via coach around the Tomaree Peninsula, visiting four dining establishments in one fun-filled afternoon. At each stop you will enjoy a delicious taste of seafood and a glass of matched beverage.

Start at Mavericks on the Bay then on to The Point restaurant, Murray's Brewery and finishing at the Seabreeze Hotel.

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Presented by Destination Port Stephens & Tomaree Business Chamber

Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens Partners

Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens Supporters

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