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Harnessed By James Boag

December 15, 2016

Melbourne Cup Carnival with James Boag was an experience I couldn’t have even dreamed about. It was a sensory overload combining the hype of the day’s festivities along with the aromas of James Viles’ culinary magic. James Viles is the owner and creator of Biota Dining located in the beautiful country town of Bowral, NSW. Teaming up with James Boag, they have collaboratively harnessed the purest ingredients to create an experience focused on the local, fresh, and wild ingredients of Tasmania, which is in line with James Boag’s life long dedication to brewing the freshest beer.  Together they created “Harnessed By James Boag” a private dinning experience held in a secret restaurant within the Bird Cage. Viles’ showcased his adventures across Tasmania by presenting the individual ingredients he foraged that went into the dishes, creating a strong connection from paddock to plate. Here are a couple of standout dishes from our 7 course meal and a video from James himself.

Tongola Goat’s Cheese with Leeks cooked in Brown Butter and fried Saltbush

Raw Ikijime Spiked Fish accompanied with a dressing of smoked Fish Bones and Fish Roe

Robbins Island Wagyu cooked over coals dressed with Shima Wasabi

The Bee Hive’ a dish of Raw Local Honey, Almond Creme and Wild Spring Flowers

James from FOOD FEELS getting up close and personal with his dish.

Do you want to win an experience with James Viles from Biota Dining?

The generous team at James Boag are inviting you to let James Vile create his taste of Tasmania and the menu we experienced at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

For the chance to win a diner for 2 (1 x $800 voucher and one night accommodation at James’ restaurant. Competition closes at 23.59 EDT on 24/11/2016)