As the lift zoomed up to Level 36 of the swanky Shangri-la and I set foot into the New York-inspired Blu Bar, I was greeted by the image of the man who designed the 2014 official Oscars cocktail giving a fellow bartender a bollocking over a mishap with a whipped cream canister.
Anyone who’s known me longer than a DJ set will be aware that I’m not typically the dessert type; but who am I to pass up the opportunity to attend Anna Polyviou’s increasingly popular Sweet Street sugar festival?
Buffets – you either love them or hate them. One of the best I’ve had recently was during Philippine Food Week, where the Shangri-La Sydney worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism to create something special.
August is shaping up to be very tasty, what with The Morrison bringing back their Oyster Festival including their legendary $1 Oyster Hour every night of the month, between 6pm and 7pm.
The Shangri-La Sydney has a young, hip pastry chef in Anna Polyviou. Not only is she good at her craft, she’s entertaining and charismatic in the (rather spacious) confines of her pastry kitchen.