Lovers of tapas, yum cha and general shared plate cuisines - consider yourself warned. Sydney's Sheraton on the Park has upped its casual dining game with a significant refresh of their Conservatory Bar menu. While dining on the second floor of Sheraton on the Park always gives you a leafy Hyde Park overlook that's hard to beat, the new Paired menu is an equally enticing reason to hit up the five star hotel.
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Offering delicious small plates with on-trend craft beer and carefully selected premium local wines, the Paired menu blends unlikely food and drink combinations you probably wouldn't have thought of (unless you're a serious epicurean adventurer). Think: steamed Japanese gyoza soaking in spicy soy paired with Woodstock Moscato or fresh crab and cucumber mini banh mi paired with Dirty Granny Apple Cider and you'll get a taste for what we mean.
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And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Other standouts include mouth-watering spicy pork ribs served with Asian slaw, a mussel pot filled with black mussels, chorizo and a tomato and chilli sauce (our tip: order a side of bread to soak up the sauce) and yummy garlic shrimp - and each dish can be matched with locally brewed James Squire Pilsner, Pale Ale or Amber Ale varieties or Little Creatures India Pale Ale. Be sure to save room for dessert, too - the signature crème brûlée with fresh berries and cream is a pretty divine way to finish off the night.
Sheraton on the Park's new Paired menu is a part of global refresher on Sheraton's 430 plus hotel properties in 70 countries. The menu is available daily from 5pm at the Conservatory Bar on Level 1. Visit sheratonontheparksydney.com for more details.
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