[invite] Bianca: We have long been fans of the dining options at the Intercontinental Sydney. Previous write-ups include the High Coffee and High Tea in the Cortile lounge and a truffle tasting menu at 117 Dining. Walking away each time more impressed than my last visit.
The signature buffet Land to Sea at Cafe Opera will set you back $99 per adult & $59 per child on a Saturday-Sunday lunch and Friday-Sunday dinner.
Feast on Antipasto – deli meats, cheese, bread and crackers.
Dips – Hummus, beetroot, eggplant & tzatiki.
Gravitating on over to one of my favourite stations… the Potatoes! You can never go wrong with Mac & Cheese!
We were big fans of the mixed Sushi selection, which were incredibly fresh tasting. The salmon sashimi was paper-thin and buttery.
For the salad folk, a station to create your own concoctions.
And the main event. Piled high, mounds of fresh seafood. Balmain bugs, blue swimmer crab, spanner crab, marinated mussels, fresh prawns and Sydney rock oysters!
Everything was exceptionally fresh tasting. My dining companion Phil went through several plates so he came out of it a very happy camper.
The Asian section was reasonably stocked. I went back for several pork buns.
As well as the vegetarian noodles.
The roast section was quite the sight. I was ushered behind the scenes to get an up-close look at the grilled whole salmon, roast lamb shoulder and roast beef rump!
The beef rendang offering up a saucier number.
I was less taken by the filled pasta, I thought the sauce lacked dimension.
I can never go past a good blue cheese. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the smallgoods.
Desserts are always my favourite part of any meal. With the display looking like something out of Tiffany’s.
Pretty as a picture, the baked cheesecake.
With a hit of citrus, gorgeous little lemon meringue tarts.
Strawberries and cream cake.
The classic opera cake, layers of pure bliss.
Pure decadence, the chocolate fountain. Admittedly I drowned half of my desserts in the chocolate sauce…
And easily my favourite dessert, perhaps not much to look at but the Diplomats Pudding saw me going back for seconds… No judgements here… it’s a buffet.
I’ll admit, I’m not great at buffets, opting for the cheese, bread and desserts and completely bypassing the seafood. But there’s enough here to satisfy just about anyone.
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Cafe Opera, The Intercontinental.