The Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art presented another exciting event last night at Sydney’s newest luxury venue, The Darling Hotel at The Star.  Taste Of The Star was billed as a tasting extravaganza showcasing signature dishes from The Star’s top restaurants.

This culinary adventure took place in The Darling’s large foyer where the six participating restaurants, Sokyo, Black, Bistro 80, Balla, Fat Noodle and Adriano Zumbo Patissier dispensed tasting plates of their signature dishes to the hungry crowd.

Being able to sample two tasting plates from each of the restaurants really gave you a very good overview of what food offerings are available at The Star, from Italian to Asian and much more in
between, everything tasted very fresh with amazing flavours.  There was something to tempt every palate, from Black’s butter poached prawn & steak tartare to Balla’s roast pork & bean soup and Sokyo’s miso lamb & sashimi to name but a few of the dishes served.

Winemaker Jacob Stein from Mudgee’s Robert Stein Winery was on hand to dispense a selection of his red and white wine varieties.  I really enjoyed his sparkling white wine, which went perfectly with the food.

This tasting event certainly made me want to return to The Star for a dining experience.  Only problem is which restaurant do I choose, guess I will just have to keep returning and try them all.   Sandra T.   Photos:  John Pond

PHOTOS: Jacob Stein with Sandra T. & Balla’s Chef Slicing Pork at Taste of The Star



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