Our Sydney girl’s weekend away was far too much fun. So much fun that I didn’t end up getting to take many pictures! The weather was miserable but it didn’t stop us or get us down at all – it was fun huddling under umbrellas, giggling and trying not to trip over!
E, our resident Sydney-sider, showed us her favourite haunts, like Cafe Morso in Pyrmont for breakfast – I ate the most delicious bacon and eggs breakfast gnocchi, and the girls had things like smoked pork and gruyere risotto, bircher museli and sauteed mushrooms with truffled scrambled eggs. Some of it was not your usual breakfast fare, but seriously yummy stuff!
Jamie’s Italian was a massive hit. We ate all of E’s recommendations for starters, which included Jamie’s famous polenta chips, creamy mozzarella salad, the beautiful bruschetta and some of the most delicious crispy squid I’ve ever had. Everyone else opted for entree sized mains after all those starters – of course, I opted for main size and soon regretted it. But how could I have only an entree portion of creamy saffron and parmesan mozzarella with bone marrow and lemon parsley gremolata? We also highly recommend the Gin and Earl Grey Martini, which we all agreed was the best cocktail we’d ever had (and maybe we had a few too many).
On our last night for dinner, we went to Cyren’s at Darling Harbour, which had a spectacular view of Sydney CBD and was right at the water’s edge. We shared platters of food, bottles of wine and watched the fireworks light up the sky under the glass ceiling.
I know our next girl’s weekend can’t come soon enough! Thanks again, girls!