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Memorable Meal Suggestion for Mom's 60th (Coming from the U.S.)

oniontears | Sep 20, 200904:34 PM

I'm looking for recommendations for a memorable meal for Mom's 60th. The family is traveling from 3 cities to vacation in Sydney and Melbourne for a birthday Mom has been planning for over a year! I've been entrusted with organizing her bday dinner (*gulp*) and must turn to Hounds for help!

I've seen mention of Quay, Tetsuya's, Marque, etc. but am still in a fog. The criteria is that Mom is a major SF foodie and wants to eat somewhere truly "Sydney" which highlights the strengths of the region, such as an emphasis on seafood. These places do seem it well, but my concern with Tetsuya's is its Japanese focus which may draw away from the regional highlight. She also loves the whole local, sustainable thing, but I'm not sure if that's even possible?

I have just over a month to make the reservations, so would suggest a place that might not already be booked! Price is no bar, and a view is a nice bonus, but should complement the meal, not make up for something that is lacking.

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