Hello to the OZ/NZ board.
A couple of USA residents, heading to Sydney for our first visit.
We are beginning to plan my birthday trip to Sydney in July. Since I took my wife to the Burgundy Region of FR last month, she is trying to best me for this trip. This will be our first trip to Australia, as we had a trip, two years ago, cancel at the last moment. Fortunately, we were able to cancel ALL reservations, in time, but hated to have to scrap that trip.
We are deeply into fine-dining, and wines (hence Burgundy), and will be staying downtown at the Hilton Sydney for about 7 days. The costs are not an issue, but great food and wine are.
I am looking for input on evening dining, during this trip. Here is what we have tentatively planned:
Thursday July 18th – Spa Day & Glass Brasserie @ Hilton Sydney
Friday 19th – Tetsuya’s
Saturday 20th – Hunter Valley Wine Tour & Flying Fish
Sunday 21st – Quay
Monday 22nd – Otto Ristorante
Tuesday 23rd – Est
Wednesday 24th – Glass Brasserie @ Hilton Sydney w/ early flight the next AM back to the USA
We have chosen Glass Brassierie for both our arrival evening, and then on our night before departure, as it is in the Hilton Sydney, and will keep thing “close to home.” Looking at their menu, it appears that there will be enough diversification to allow for two night of dining, with no duplication.
We are planning one day to the Hunter Valley, for wine tastings. The rest of the trip will be very laid back, with a lot of great walking.
I would love a critique of these dining experiences, from those in the know.