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Sydney: Azuma (Aug. 2013)

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Exec Chef: Kimitaka Azuma
My Sushi Chef: I didn’t get his name :(. I kind of wish I did because he wasn’t great…
Website: http://www.azuma.com.au/chifley/home.php

August 19, 2013

When I googled around to find the top sushi restaurants in Sydney, Yoshii and sushi-e were two of the three most common names to come up. Azuma was the third, so I made it a goal to try it before I left Sydney. Sushi e was a great experience with pretty good sushi, while Yoshii was decent to good food but an average experience. I wanted to see how Azuma would fare (spoiler: not well).

Click here to see pics of the food.

Sydney: Quay (Aug. 2013)

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Exec Chef: Peter Gilmore
Website: http://www.quay.com.au/

Date: August 16, 2013

I had a lunch reservation at Quay, arguably Australia’s best restaurant, the day after eating at sushi e. Dinner reservations for Quay are pretty hard to make, as the restaurant is booked out months in advance. However, lunch reservations are far easier. I booked about a week ago when I was in Wellington. (Then again, maybe I just got lucky.) The food at lunch and dinner are apparently very similar, so I didn’t mind that I was going for lunch and not dinner. Both lunch and dinner serve the same tasting menu option, which is great for those who can only make lunch but want to try out the best the restaurant has to offer. (Also, the lighting’s better at lunch!)

1 Table View

I ended up being seated at a table facing the Sydney Opera House, which was pretty awesome. The building is pretty majestic. It’s one of those things that looks awesome in pictures but ends up being even more amazing in person, even though you’ve seen it in pictures and on TV several dozen times already!

Click here to see pictures of the AMAZING meal here.

NYC: Eleven Madison Park (Mar. 2013)

March 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Eleven Madison Park
Exec Chef: Daniel Humm
Website: http://elevenmadisonpark.com/

Date: March 24, 2013
Dinner

Notes:

I haven’t eaten here for a few months, and I have wanted to come back for a while now. The menu still has some staples, such as the black-and-white cookies or the carrot tartare course, but there are a bunch of new courses, such as the lobster course or the WONDERFUL maple dessert!

Once again, my pictures are terrible—that’s what I get for using an iPhone to take pictures of food when there’s terrible lighting haha :(. I hope that I’ll be lucky enough to go for lunch in the future so that I can get better pics for you guys!

1A Menu

Click here to see pictures from the meal!