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Sydney: Yoshii (Aug. 2013)

October 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Chef: Yoshii Ryuichi

Date: August 14, 2013

I haven’t posted at all on this blog for months, and I apologize for that. I’ve been traveling a lot, and I just got lazy. I’m going to try to update a liiiiiiiiiiittle more often now!

For most of August, I traveled around New Zealand and Australia. I went to Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, and Melbourne, and it was pretty awesome to be able to check out those cities. I already did a post on Sidart (Auckland), and I’ll be doing Yoshii, a pretty high-end Japanese restaurant in Sydney, here.

I found out about the restaurant by googling around to see what the top Japanese restaurants in Sydney were. Both Tetsuya’s and Yoshii’s came up the most frequently, but Tetsuya’s was booked for quite a while. I called and made a short-notice reservation, and next thing I knew I was at the restaurant! The restaurant was actually fairly empty. Maybe this was because it was a Wednesday evening. Still… I’m not sure how they’re making money; I only saw about four or five other customers while I was there.

I ordered a set menu that consisted of appetizers, sashimi, a few mains, sushi, and dessert! I asked for no dessert, though; I was way over my caloric budget for the day. I had to cut my losses somewhere…

Click here to see pictures of the food!

Auckland: Sidart (Aug. 2013)

August 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Exec Chef: Sid Sahrawat

Date: August 9, 2013

I’m in New Zealand for a few days, and I decided to stop by a fine dining restaurant during my time in Auckland. I settled on Sidart, which is apparently one of the top fine dining restaurants in the city. (The actual story is that I made my reservation around 5 p.m. the day of. I had just jumped off a 192-meter building, and I wanted some good food to relax me. Sidart just happened to have a seat available haha.) The food looked exciting, though, so I was looking forward to the meal!

1 Entrance

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