The Everest slot holder The Star’s head of business development Michael Hodgson, and a food and wine adviser to Tourism Australia, recommends three iconic restaurants to dine when visiting Sydney, perhaps for the Richest Race on Turf in the world.
Hodgson said, “I personally believe that Australia is the finest county in the world for dining. We have some of the best produce in the world and cleanest and richest air, water and soil. Sydney offers a magnificent range of options. You can have a relaxed breakfast by the beach through to more formal dining options. But for someone coming to Sydney, I suggest they combine that dining with some of the great views that you’ve got in Sydney.
So for lunch you could go to Icebergs, which overlooks Bondi Beach or for dinner you could visit Bennelong which is in the Sydney Opera House overlooking the Harbour or alternatively we have a wonderful steak house called Black which also overlooks the Sydney Harbour. “
SW takes a closer look at these three contemporary Australian dining experiences.
The Lebanese chef conjures up bold, seasonal menus that draw on expert craftsmanship and superior ingredients to unleash a spectrum of delicate flavours.
Karam passion for sourcing and working with the best produce comes alive at Black.
The restaurant also boasts Sydney largest international wine cellars, which houses more than 1000 bins. Not a small choice, when you want to celebrate a win in the Richest Race On Turf in the world!
Celebrity chef Peter Gilmore is the Executive Chef at Bennelong which serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.
Bennelong Restaurant is built within one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, enriched with history of communal eating and telling stories.
Gilmore himself recommends the beautiful John Dory (John Dory roasted and served on the bone, orach, turnips, kalian, umami butter) and the Pavlova, which is but a humble dish which has been elevated to the level of an art form by Gilmore and his team.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is a seasonal Italian restaurant by Maurice Terzini, overlooking Australia’s most beautiful waterfront, Bondi Beach.
He is supported by Australian culinary hero Head Chef Monty Koludrovic, who is inspired by the cultural diversity of people’s relationship with food and how people communicate with their individual food story.
Icebergs features an ever evolving menu focused on modern Italian cuisine. It celebrates seasonal flavours and uses the freshest Australian produce. The dining room is arranged to take in the famous view of Bondi, by day or night, it makes an unforgettable backdrop for an experience that will stay with you.