About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Sydney CBD

Saturday in the Sydney CBD is such a busy hive of activity. I was walking along the Pitt Street Mall with my friend and was curious to see if there would be a queue to enter the Zara store. Well, since it has only been a few days since the first Australian Zara store opened in Sydney, it has been very, very popular. Sure enough there was a queue, not as long as the opening day but there was still one and it has been a wet morning but there were still people willing to queue to get into the store.

My friend (BR) and I decided to go to Charlie & Co for lunch. Charlie & Co is located in Westfield Sydney on the 5th floor food court. BR had not been to the 5th floor food court yet and was suitably impressed with the range of food on offer. Admittedly I was at Charlie & Co 2 weeks ago and had the Wagyu & Co burger then. It was quite nice and there were still quite a few renovations going on at the time.

We arrived at the peak of lunch time. It was just after 1.00 pm and there was a queue to order at Charlie  Co. This time I thought I would try something else so I ordered the Chilli Crab burger with sweet chilli jam and a crab cake in it. BR ordered Rustic Chorizo burger which also had a fried egg in it. I ordered the fries to supplement the burgers. The fries were served in a large bowl and the serving was large enough for two of us. We liked the fries. BR liked her burger and she was pleasantly surprised at how full she felt after the meal. The actual size of the burger is not large but the burger is stacked with goodies. I did like my burger but I prefer the wagyu burger. Will stick to the wagyu when I next return.

Rustic Chorizo Budger

Chilli Crab Burger

Yummy Chips!

We had a good chin wag and decided to walk around the food court to see what else has opened. Din Tai Fung has opened an outlet there. Justin North's Quarter 21 and Becasse Bakery has also just opened. There is such a buzz in this food court. This food court is not the ordinary food court you see in many other shopping centres. It is seriously upmarket.

We then strolled down Market Street and had a good look at the David Jones' windows. The theme is Mother's Day. The windows were decorated beautifully. There was a special one that I had to take a picture of, it was dedicated to Kate & William's wedding. I have not seen such a huge bunch of flowers in a vase before. What a lovely thought to congratulate the couple!!!!

All in all, I had a lovely day in the city and I was very happy to be able to spend some quality time with my dear friend.

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