Friday night in Sydney was a girls night out. It was so much fun. I dressed up in my St Frock dress 🙂 How beautiful is it?! The purple and the beading and the blush is so special. And it has a special place in my heart as Sandradee kindly gave it to me.
And the bananas. Such an expensive decoration!
Water came in plastic bottles resembling hip flasks. I loved the look. We wished we’d gone to one of the many bottle-os along William Street for some wine.
We were served food in paper bags.
We ordered heaps! Twice.
Chicken rice paper rolls (they’d run out of duck and banana flower ones) – so fresh and cool. Peking duck pancakes – rich and warming. Eggnet crab spring rolls – not greasy, nice and seafoody.
On our second order, Kristy and I ordered Wagyu pho. Spicy, lemony, slurpy goodness. Wow.
And we also ordered more pancakes. Yum yum yum.
We were all so impressed with Miss Chu’s and I was excited to learn there’s one in Melbourne. Must. Go. Soon.
We then walked up a large hill to the upmarket Darlinghurst bar, The Victoria Room.
Sydney Shop Girl had a Cinderella moment and changed her amazing sky high shoes to sensible yet stylish flats.
We saw two more Cinderella moments – this carriage at a lavish Russian home decor (??) store.
We lamented that Kate Middleton won’t be having a horse drawn carriage at her wedding, and I remembered Kirsti from Melbourne on My Mind went to school with Kate Middleton when she was known as Catherine.
The third Cinderella moment was more bogan, more relatable. A nearly empty bottle of beer and one shoe. I hope she found her prince.
Once we braved the hill, we had cocktails at The Victoria Room. I found it hard to choose. I chose rose and lychee.
I felt so grown up at The Victoria Room. So plush and posh.
We shared dessert – I had the privilege of choosing them. A divine rose pannecotta with strawberries. So light and creamy, and just sweet enough. It was my favourite of the two.
And this, an apple tart tatin, which I adored only a millimetre less than the pannecotta. SSG and Sandradee loved it! It was warm and rich, and had a sticky sweet caramel sauce.
Friday night in Sydney was the perfect end to a perfect day. Here’s to my friends becoming new friends. You can read Sydney Shop Girl’s blog about the girls night out here.