I recently spent a fabulously indulgent day sampling the gourmet delights of The Rocks in Sydney. The HC team had been invited to take part in a ‘sampler’ foodie tour, but Kris was unable to make it so I invited my friend Lee to come along as my date.
Its crazy how rarely I see Lee. That’s despite us being best friends forever (yep, BFFs!) And despite the fact that we now even live in the same suburb. But well work, kids… Life?
Our universes happily aligned on this sunny Friday so we ventured into the city for a fabulous day sampling the gastronomic delights of The Rocks. We stopped by a series of restaurants and cafes nestled in amongst the quaint alleyways and old world charm of the historic area, so close but a whole world away from Sydney’s CBD.
First we stopped by the Fine Food Store for some cold brew coffee, chocolate-coated strawberries and brownies. Ice cold coffee has never been on my radar (unlike the latter), nor does it sound like something I would ever normally try, but it was actually really nice. We tried a few exotic cold-brewed blends to try and now I am converted!
Next it was Pony Dining to sample some modern Australian cuisine. Their absolute stand out was their seared kangaroo with pepperberry dressing, raspberry and pickled currants. Again, not something I would normally order, but oh my! A true taste sensation! The restaurant is tucked away in Sydney’s oldest laneway and was a wonderful discovery. Definitely one to come back too.
It was hard to beat sipping a Dirty Mojito on the balcony of the Scarlett Restaurant. Made me wonder why I don’t escape and indulge myself more often? I have had too many lunches in my life made up of leftover Vegemite crusts. And everything at Scarlett’s was a taste sensation. A revelation even.
Our last stop was Pei Modern for dessert. We shared plates of wildflower honeycomb & cultured cream, frozen blood orange curd with sherbet & candied orange and my favourite: Sorrel sorbet, blueberries, white chocolate & yoghurt. But all too soon it was back to Circular Quay station to get back home in time for school pick-up.
All of our destinations were hidden away in the back streets of The Rocks, but well worth discovering for yourself.
Fridays in The Rocks are even more fabulous with their weekly Foodie market, running 9-3pm every Friday in Jack Mundey Place.
I have promised myself to come back, with or without kids. One day…
This isn’t a sponsored post however Lee and I did enjoy a fabulous complimentary foodie tour of The Rocks.