This afternoon gave us all a "Wait! We are supposed to be in school right now" slap in the face. The blog must be caught up (thankfully I've actually done mine consistently, and there's no "catching up" to do), different projects have to be finished, and we will be in real classroom in one week. Life is tough, right?
I didn't return from the land of the dead until 11:00 in the morning, giving me one hour to do whatever I needed to do before meeting up with the group and going on a tour of the Sydney Opera House. We've seen in, we've been near it, we've taken pictures with it... but until today, we hadn't been IN it!
The evening helped us Environmental Design students forget about the impending completion of the trip. Meghan's mom took us out to 360 Bar and Dining, where we dined in style. The bar makes up a piece of the Sydney skyline, as it is tall enough to overlook the entire city, and all the areas beyond. We each got different entree's and shared with each other. I was able to taste, and thoroughly enjoy, scallops, tuna tataki, venison carpaccio, rock oysters, and some chicken & pistachio galantine. Raw tuna sounded disgusting, but was delicious. The same applies to the raw venison! After such an amazing display of food for the entree, I was excited to receive the main meal. The black angus beef fillet was amazing! Dessert came last, and we all shared a sample platter of pecan tart, creme brulee, stonefruit, caramelised banana, orange mascarpone, espresso ice cream, prune cake, and chocolate mousse. Granted, they were each in small portions, but there was enough for everyone to try some of each. I will never forget going to this restaurant. It was delicious, and I enjoyed every minute of it. We spent the entire meal slowly rotating around, allowing us to take in every sight there is to see of the city. The sun set, and filled the city with gleaming rays of orange as the light reflected off Sydney's monumental structures. Once dark, the lights in the distance were gently twinkling. It was an amazing evening out on the town!