Post warning: Best not to read if you’re really hungry!

For our first wedding anniversary we went for a meal at Restaurant Tristan in Horsham, which was awarded a Michelin Star shortly after and was excellent. I totally recommend it.

How time flies – recently it was our second anniversary and being a bit of a food lover I thought we should go somewhere for a nice meal. In Australia they don’t have the Michelin system, but use Chefs Hats instead. Good top restaurants can get one, two or three hats. 

After deciding I wanted to go somewhere with a degustation menu (‘A menu in which a series of small portions of unusual dishes is offered for tasting’ (Wikipedia)) I did some research and picked Sails in Lavender Bay. Its a One Hat restaurant, which seemed like a good place to start our Sydney fine dining adventure. The 9 course menu looked great, was reasonably priced in comparison to other places offering a similar thing and the restaurant itself it on the waterfront opposite Lunar Park with a view back to the Bridge and Opera House.

We decided to go all in with the matched wines which I’ve not done before. All in all we got 9 lots of food and 7 drinks – prosecco, 2 whites, 2 red, dessert wine and a port!

Here’s what we ate:


Its hard to pick a favorite course. The goats cheese pannacotta was really nice, super smooth and was presented really nicely with bright flowers, normal and orange beetroot slices and little colored jellies. I really enjoyed the scallops and surprised myself enjoying the cauliflower puree with those ass i’m not a cauliflower fan. The duck was awesome with masses of flavor and of course the chocolate desert with port was top notch. Although the wines were small 7 was quite enough!

10 our of 10!

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