Archive for 2006
 
 
 
Desserts & Sweets
 
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Christmas dinner @ home

Merry Christmas! Last night, I was put in charge of our family's Christmas dinner. So instead of last year's roast, fresh prawns and lobster mornay, I decided to stock up on some oysters, scallops and green king prawns. I also ...
 
Big groups
 
Coin Exchange, Sheraton
Coin Exchange, Sheraton
Coin Exchange, Sheraton

Corn Exchange Restaurant @ Four Points by Sheraton

On Friday night, Dianne, Florence and I celebrated an early Christmas at the Corn Exchange Restaurant for a $70 seafood and dessert extravaganza. As you can see, the variety was endless! *drools*

 
Banquets
 
Port Orient, Harbourside
Port Orient, Harbourside
Port Orient, Harbourside

Port Orient Restaurant (and Karaoke)

Port Orient Restaurant transforms into a karaoke bar after 9pm. So while we were really here to embarrass ourselves, the food was surprisingly impressive. For $59.90 per person, we had the 'Special Christmas Banquet' with two e...
 
Best views
 
Sumac Restaurant, Darling Harbour
Sumac Restaurant, Darling Harbour
Sumac Restaurant, Darling Harbour

Sumac Restaurant

I had the duck as my main dish. The duck was coated with a coarse mixture of pistatios, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, macadamia nuts and sesame seeds, then panfried to a perfect pink, and the falafel cake was rich and crunchy. ...
 
Best views
 
Aria, East Circular Quay, Sydney
Aria, East Circular Quay, Sydney
Aria, East Circular Quay, Sydney

4 Years at Aria Restaurant

Zen and I have now been officially dating for four years. I love you babe! But I lied... about having made a reservation... and then I got caught out! So instead of going to Astral, I made an eleventh hour call to Aria...

 
Australia / NSW / South Coast
 
Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

Lunch at Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

The Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere... so it has kind of become a tourist attraction for any visiting relatives. And depite the rain yesterday, it was no exception for my great aunt. Th...
 
 
Banquets
 
iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Cabramatta
iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Cabramatta
iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Cabramatta

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant is meant to be a part of the new breed. Along side it's sister restaurant, Zilver, they clearly stand out from the traditional Chinese restaurants, in terms of menu range, ambience and furni...

 
Casual dining
 
Chinta Ria- the temple of loveDarling Park
Chinta Ria- the temple of loveDarling Park
Chinta Ria- the temple of loveDarling Park

Chinta Ria – The Temple of Love

The service was awesome... they were extremely willing to cater to our needs. The ambience of the restaurant was also really soothing. Peaceful rhythms, a funky interior and great casual alfresco dining!
 
Casual dining
 
Jet Bar/Cafe, QVB
Jet Bar/Cafe, QVB
Jet Bar/Cafe, QVB

Jet Bar/Cafe, QVB

Jet Bar/Cafe is neatly tucked into the front of the Queen Victoria Building. After confirming there was available seating, we soon crawled up a steep twist of stairs, and were led to a poorly lit table. The service was cold and...
 
Casual dining
 
Cellini's Bar, QVB
Cellini's Bar, QVB
Cellini's Bar, QVB

Cellini’s Bar and Restaurant, QVB

Cellini's Bar and Restaurant offers cafe style food inside the glorious (and historic) QVB. We ordered the fettucine carbonara and a roast capsicum and zucchini melt to share... The fettucine carbonara was the perfect serving s...