A few good meals over a 4 or 5 day stretch. Food in Australia, like most everything else, is expensive. But good meals are to be had, if not good bargains.
Last Thursday I stopped in at a place I pass on my way and from Town Hall train station from the Hyatt. It is called De ‘Vine and I wanted to check it out and it did not disappoint. Lovely atmosphere. Dark wood and very relaxing, but with the front door open a great view of the street and nice fresh breeze. Staff was lovely and service was good.
I had a 1/2 dozen oysters and they were phenomenal. Meaty and very flavorful. For my main, I had lamb chops which were also lovely and perfectly prepared. I read the paper and enjoyed the meal immensely. I will be back before I leave.
Saturday I managed to get back to a great Bavarian restaurant at The Rocks. I have eaten here before several times over the years and German food sounded good after my long walk around the city. I started with a lovely Paulaner and people-watched while waiting for my food. I had the sampler which of course was full of meat, but just want I wanted. I ate about 2/3 of it because the portion was massive.
People continue to insist that portion sizes in America are huge, which they are, but the rest of the world has caught up with us.
And, we mustn’t forget how delightful a nice breakfast can be.
Each morning I stop at this little coffee shop inside the Queen Victoria Building on my way to the train station. The food and coffee are always great and the scenery is amazing. Truly spectacularly beautiful people walking by to and from the train station. I half-way read the paper for a few minutes, but mostly people watch. This morning had a slice of whole wheat toast with yogurt and berries and a cappuccino. No worries at all.