|Vivid Sydney 2013, Sydney Opera House|
Vivid has expanded into Darling Harbour this year with the Vivid Aquatique lights and water show, in addition to its original Circular Quay and The Rocks home.
|Vivid Aquatique in Darling Harbour|
The Citibank Pop-Up Bar is positioned for prime viewing of the new Vivid Aquatique festival addition, with seating, and wine and Aquatique showing every hour – it’s a great winter’s night out on the town.
|Citibank Pop-Up Bar in Darling Harbour|
Open and free to the over-18 public, the Citibank Pop-Up Bar features snacks like mini beef, steak or vegetarian burgers and haloumi skewers, as well as premium Australian wines.
|Citibank Pop-Up Bar|
|The open kitchen at Meat & Wine Co., Darling Harbour, Sydney|
|The kitchen pass|
|300g Monte Select rump steak and chips (grain-fed 120 days)|
My rump steak was probably a tad over my requested medium-rare, but with great flavour in the meat and basting compensating for the chewier bits.
We had a selection of sauces shared at the table with the creamy garlic being my unexpected favourite. Meanwhile, the chips were perfection; thick cut, crunchily golden on the outside and perfectly fluffy and potato-ey within.
|Lamb ribs and chips|
The smaller racks of lamb ribs, basted in a marinade of lemon, mustard and herbs, were tender, delicate things, and as seems always the case with lamb ribs, a little on the fatty side.
|Vanilla crème brulee|
|Chocolate and pistachio fondant|
|Chocolate and pistachio fondant insides|
See more photos of Vivid Sydney Aquatique and Light Walk on my Facebook page.
Food, booze and shoes dined at The Meat & Wine Co as a guest of Citibank Australia, with thanks to Liquid Ideas.