Monday, November 12, 2007

A good view to have while drinking

The finale to our degustation dinner

Saturday evening a bunch of young women gathered to celebrate my friend's Hens night.We started the night early at ECQ bar in Circular Quay with a cocktail and a few glasses of champagne.Being daylight savings,it was lovely having an amazing view over to the Harbour Bridge with the sun streaming into the bar through the open windows.The ship that's in the photo later left so we got an even better view.

We got cabs over to Bistro Lilly which is on the ground floor of the Observatory apartment tower next to the Harbour Bridge.Luckily for the other diners,they seated us in a private dining area away from other diners.The plan was to have the 5 course degustation menu with matching wines,we were all impressed that they were full glasses for each course,many other restaurants only serve you half a glass or it's one glass for every 2 courses.The waiter would give us a brief description of the next course but unfortunately didn't tell us the venison was cold and we would whisper to the person next to us "Is your venison cold?"The standout of the meal was dessert described as Yukatan Chocolate Pudding with Stracciatella and drunken chocolate sauce.

The rest of a night we stayed in a great room in the Quay Grand Hotel,we kicked off our heels and talked all night while enjoying the view,drinking more champagne and having some late night snacks.Finally made it home at 4am,i cannot remember the last time i had such a late night and i definitely felt it the next day.

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