For fans of Masterchef Australia, Chef Matt Moran and ARIA Restaurant should be no stranger to you. Overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, ARIA is one of the few restaurants that matches a beautiful view with spectacular cuisine.
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Won’t you agree with me when I say that this is one of the more colourful presentations on this blog in a while? All said and done, it is with much sadness that I read in the Sydney Morning Herald that “Becasse joins toll of food casualties“. Let’s hope that Becasse doesn’t suffer the same fate as Bilson’s which shuttered its doors sometime in October 2011. With that in mind, I’m hoping that the culinary scene in Singapore continue to thrives and grow – not just the restaurants, but the hawkers as well.
This post is largely a pictorial as the degustation menus at Becasse are seasonal and subject to change.
I miss Sydney, in more ways than one. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about the city and I love every bit of her.
Of course, having been cooped all the way in the West (of Australia) does make you envy every bit that the East Coast has to offer. I’ll like to think that that’s the same for every country (San Francisco and New York, and to a much, much smaller extent, Jurong and Changi)
By many accounts, Quay is THE restaurant to visit and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore is one of the most highly awarded and respected chefs in Sydney. Awards include Chef of the Year in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012, 3 hat & 3 star rating in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide & Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide respectively and to top it off, Quay was voted Number 26 on the coveted S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list in 2011.
So, is Quay worth all the accolades?
My first meal that I had in Sydney was a dinner at Sepia Restaurant and I loved it so much that I went back again on the very last day of my short stay there. This review documents my experience there on the first visit.
Recently named Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year in the Sydney Good Food Awards 2012 and is one-fifth of the list of 3-hatter restaurants (alongside Bilson’s – which unfortunately ran into troubles, est., Marque and Quay). Just so you know, I chose to visit Sepia on a friend’s strong recommendation and not because of the awards.
The dishes that I had that evening made up the Degustation menu (AUD$150). Last I heard they have since expanded their degustation menu from 9 courses to 14 courses! How’s that for choice?