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I’m slowly churning through my list of February eats. So here’s a blast from the past…. Feb 14.
What better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at the top? Astral is a one-hatter from this year’s SMH Good Food Guide. This was something we had booked months in advance. From within a glass elevator, we were greeted with 270 degree views of Sydney Harbour. Oooo… ahhh… the interior is also rather stunning. The furnishings were plush and sophisticated, the chandeliers were rich… and around us, couples in love admired the gleaming city skyscrapers.
A sweet melody of Cafferel chocolates and sugar coated almonds were scattered on the candle-lit tables.
Moët & Chandon
truffled cauliflower veloute with its own beignet
freshly baked bread… crisp and warm on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. It was served with room temperature butter and sea salt flakes.
blue swimmer crab salad with cucumber gazpacho and avocado; this was so refreshing!
certified angus beef tenderloin served pink with pomme bataille
chocolate and orange tart with 24ct gold leaf and isigny creme fraiche
Zen & me at the table… (I wish the cute embroidered flowers at the bottom of my dress were visible)
Sydney Harbour views
Thanks for a 5 star night, Zen. Love you lots!
Level 17, 80 Pyrmont Street (Star City)