For my birthday, the boy organised for us to go to Sepia. He had it booked over 7 months ago to ensure we had no issues of finding a place to eat, especially considering it was going to coincide with all the other celebrations during the festive season and Christmas parties. Having it booked so long ago, it really didn’t hit me up until we had to plan our December weekends as they were getting booked out like no tomorrow.
Several months ago (we’re talking April here) the boy and I were ready to party with Cosmic Gate, a German trance dj duo who had an intimate concert in Sydney. For those that listen to trance, these are the guys who produced Exploration of Space and The Theme – two very popular trance anthems. Yes, I am a trance fan and a party goer (who would have thought hey?) but the night really tested me as it was a “rave” so to speak from 10pm – 6am. Nope, I didn’t last but it was a mighty good effort. Before dancing my way through the night we needed to feed our bellies! With our cravings for Malaysian food, Chinta Ria Mood for Love was the perfect place to try out.
It took almost a year to get myself to Xanthi – one of the restaurants situated on the Dining Precinct (Level 6) of Westfield Sydney. I was envious of all the posts I had read – I’d love to link all the ones that made me drool but there’s just too many. Being in charge of a catch up due with some important people in my life, it was a no brainer that Xanthi was my pick for the evening.
I was rather spoilt for my twenty-fourth birthday. As a belated gift, the boyfriend’s sister took me (as well as the boy, and her significant other) out to Restaurant Arras. On my birthday/Christmas card she revealed to me where she wanted to take me. I was super excited. It took a while for us all to find a time where we were all free so we could have a fancy dinner.
Having made a reservation well over 8 months ago, I could not believe that the time had finally come. It felt so ridiculous that I had to book almost a year ahead but I am so glad and thankful that I did. It was finally time to celebrate the 24th birthday :)
Momofuku Seiobo officially opened its doors and had its first dinner service on Wednesday the 26th of October at The Star, Sydney thanks to David Chang. I was extremely lucky to get one of the last Saturday bookings for its first weekend opening. I do not think anyone understands how excited I was about momofuku opening a restaurant in Sydney and so I jumped at every chance to make sure I could experience it, stat! (Just a quick note, bookings/reservations can only be made online via the website, here.)