Theres no place in the world like Sydney for food and wine

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 There's no place in the world like
 Sydney for food and wine
 Sydney’s food and wine scene is amongst the most dazzling in the Pacific region. Driven
 by its location, the astonishing array of fresh produce on its doorstep, its multicultural
 population and by passionate and talented chefs who draw their inspiration from the
 far reaches of the globe, Sydney has evolved a dining style all its own.

                Waterfront dining                                         darling Harbour waterfront, Star room is an elegant
                                                                          venue for gala events, launches, cocktail parties,
                Waterfront dining is one of Sydney’s signature            breakfasts, banquets, weddings and conferences.
                gastronomic experiences. at the city’s beaches, at
                former cargo wharves, at ferry stops around the           Sydney also has plenty of relaxed and breezy waterfront
                harbour and in the statuesque buildings along Sydney      dining options perfect for lazy, laid-back weekends. at
                Harbour, there is dazzling dining with a blue water       Chowder Bay on Sydney’s north shore, architect Sidney
                view to match.                                            Koh has transformed the historic Submarine Mining
                                                                          depot to create ripples’ dining pavilion, one of Sydney’s
                inside the sails of Sydney Opera House, Guillaume         ultimate brunch spots. at the back of Bronte Beach is
                at Bennelong is one of the world’s most glamorous         a row of slick pavement cafes that serve breakfast and
                stages. in a billion-dollar position against the backdrop lunch to an appreciative audience.
                of the harbour and the bridge, it’s the perfect
                showcase for the prodigious talents of chef Guillaume
                Brahimi. trained in the french tradition under some       eat Streets
                of france’s finest, Brahimi reinvigorates the classics    the immigrants who have made Sydney the dynamic
                with dishes that play an aria on the taste buds,          multicultural city that it is today have also imported
                complemented by seamless service.                         their own culinary traditions. Sydney’s chefs have
                Glossy, chic and glamorous, harbourkitchen&bar in         benefited enormously from this cultural intermingling,
                the Sydney Park Hyatt offers the dress circle view        absorbing influences from China, Vietnam, thailand,
                of Sydney Cove and its iconic structures. the dining      india, the Middle east, france, italy and Greece - and
                room is immaculately groomed while the open plan          coming up with a cuisine that is uniquely Sydney’s own.
                kitchen brings a pleasing sense of bustle to danny       Sydney also has a number of food zones, where
                drinkwater’s amazing creations.                          various ethnic groups preserve their own unique
                at the pretty north harbour beach at Balmoral, the       culinary traditions. Cabramatta is the place to go for
                Bathers Pavilion is an all-white, Moorish-style building authentic Vietnamese cooking, with the traditional
                framed by lawns and fig trees. Chef Serge dansereau      morning dish of pho - white rice noodles in clear beef
                seeks out suppliers of the very finest produce, and digs broth – the standout. Leichhardt is Sydney’s own Little
                deep into his french-Canadian heritage to produce        italy, dotted with bustling pavement cafes. Chinatown
                robust, distinctive food.                                is a non-stop asian food zone where Cantonese,
                                                                         thai, Malay and Japanese restaurants compete for
                nestled against the base of the Sydney Harbour
                                                                         attention. the specialty here is the yum cha (dim sum)
                Bridge, Watersedge is the consummate Sydney
                                                                         restaurants, where diners select from an ever-changing
                waterfront restaurant, with a cutting-edge, modern
                                                                         array of snack-size servings.
                australian menu to go with the view. High above the
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           farmers markets have blossomed on Sydney’s food             Hunter, many of them from small boutique producers.
           scene over the last few years – and the city’s food         the area also has a number of cooking and food
           lovers are relishing the chance to buy certified organic    appreciation courses, from gourmet cooking classes
           fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, cheeses, meats       to coffee making courses and wine appreciation
           and breads direct from the producer. farmers markets        seminars. Chauffeur-driven wine tours and horse and
           have become a regular fixture in places such as the         carriage picnics among the grapevines are just two
           rocks, Bondi, Leichhardt, Chatswood, fox Studios,           ways of exploring the region in style, and there is a
           frenchs forest, Hornsby, Kings Cross and Marrickville.      variety of luxury accommodation, retreats, health
                                                                       spas and luxury lodges to choose from.

           after dark
           Sydney’s dining and nightlife scene has taken a fresh
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           turn. european-style wine bars are making a big              Western                                           Booth
           comeback, with sleek surroundings and tapas-style
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           menus just right for every social occasion. at the
           frontline of Sydney’s wine bar renaissance, Mille Vini is    Boutique tours australia                            267B
           a smooth and shiny bottle-lined space that brings an         dockside Group                                       330
           italianate flavour to the heart of Surry Hills. there’s      Hunter resort                                       299
           a wine list heavy with gutsy italian flavours and a
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           grazing menu that draws heavily from a big glass
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           cabinet crammed with parmesan wheels, prosciutto,
           zucchini flowers, bresaola and mortadella.                   tower estate                                        264B

           at aperitif in Kings Cross, there’s craftsmanship and
           passion in the wine list of star sommelier Charles           eastern
           Leong, who presents a selection strong in european           dockside Group                                       330
           labels, many of them by the glass. at the Gazebo             Hunter resort                                       299
           Wine Garden, a fine collection of wines from the new
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           and the old world are the standouts, where live moss,
           Parisian furnishings and turkish gates are among             tourism new South Wales                              320
           the design elements, while Bambini Wine room is
           a city-centre jewel box with wines by the glass. the
           city-centre GPo Cheese and Wine room has a vast
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           treasury of cheeses, mated with wines chosen by
           sommelier Sue Guest.
                                                                       Diane Glasson
           Wine odyssey takes a holistic approach. taste over 44       Manager destination Publicity and Promotion
           wines in the Wine Journey room, learn more about            Mob: +61 (0) 428 487 585
           australia’s wine regions in the tasting theatre, enjoy
           a matched wine and food flight in the restaurant and        Western
           visit the store to select a few bottles to take home.       Tonia Davis
                                                                       destination Publicist – international
           the Hunter Valley is well known as the state’s premier
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           wine region, particularly famous for its Semillon and
           ripe Hunter Shiraz. While a wine tasting tour is an
           essential part of any visitor’s Hunter Valley itinerary,
           over the years the Hunter has also emerged as a first-
           class producer of fine foods. olives, cold-pressed olive
           oils and washed rind and white mould cheeses are
           just some of the diverse foods that are made in the


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