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Saturday, 12 August 2017

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child





On #lifethisweek we're talking about our ideal meal. I love the Julia Child quote. I love that she chose to say 'who love to eat' not 'who love to cook'. The cooking is the means to an end. I love a good meal but less happy if I'm involved in the making of it...












An ideal meal is one shared with good friends in a great location. Plenty of laughs to season the conversation. A repast that leaves one relaxed, happy and refreshed - so much more than just refueling the body. It's one that revitalises the soul.





I have looked longingly at the restaurant in the glass box at Barangaroo for years. Whenever we go to the park I think wistfully how lucky the diners in there must be. On Friday, it came to pass. The stars aligned and a small crew managed to make a time and a booking at Henry Deane!















The room is impressive. The views of this spectacular city did not disappoint. The lounges made for a comfortable few hours to while away over bottles of Prosecco and tasty shared treats.


There's no way you can't love life when you're there. The ideal meal is one shared with friends.

Linking with #OutdoorWednesday #LovinLifeLinky #TwinklyTuesday #TPThursday #GlobalBlogging  #LNRseasons #TravelTuesday



31 comments:

  1. Julia had it totally right! I'm more about the eating than the cooking. I just tried to make a roast and completely ruined it. It's tough as an old boot. So I'd be happy to be eating dinner at Barangaroo right now ;)

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  2. Friends are the best for a great meal!

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  3. That thing in the shell...drool worthy!

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  4. Mmmmm I could definitely enjoy myself there.

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  5. Good for you. I'm so glad you got to go. I love that opening quote.

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  6. Ooh, now I'm hungry, and it's only 4:15 pm here in Alberta, Canada. I also love to eat, and bear the evidence in parts of my body which I'm sure never existed when I was young!
    A delightful post, with beautiful photos from rooms with views.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. What a beautiful place to dine with friends and wonderful photos ~ such fun for you and us ~ thanks, ^_^

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  8. Not loving to eat would soon lead us to not-be people! I can't cook. My meals turn to mush. So I agree it must be a treat to go to a special restaurant like this with good food, a great view and congenial company.

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  9. I'm a better eater than cook. It's hard to beat good food with good company

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  10. looks and sounds stunning. And of course an amazing location. We were in Sydney in February. Such a beautiful busy city. Happy travels. I am joining you today at Our World Tuesday.

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  11. How stunning is that place! Wow. I can tell I have been away from Sydney for almost 3 years as Barangaroo was just getting started when we left. I love that quote too. Eating is for sharing of experiences and getting together with others. Thank you for joining in #lifethisweek 31/52 and next week's prompt is "Selfie Time".

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  12. Looks like a great view for a meal. Julia Child always had a great outlook on food (and wine) and the people who partook.

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  13. What a beautiful place to have a meal. Very nice.

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  14. Wow! What a great way to see things! I agree some of the best moments in life are shared with friends around a table. This restaurant is a total beauty! #OurWorldTuesday

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  15. what a find to enjoy a beautiful meal in such a beautiful setting. Julia knew all when it came to food

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  16. Beautiful views and delicious looking food!

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  17. Oh my god, what a lovely room and amazing view. I've not heard of it before. As an aside I've developed a 'tiny house' fetish and some of them are glass boxes on the edges of forests and I think they are stunning. Like this! #teamlovinlife

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  18. Looks like a wonderful place to eat with a view besides. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Wow! What a beautiful place to eat! The view is outstanding and the place itself seems gorgeous. The food looks pretty scrummy too! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  20. Perfect view, love it #Globalblogging

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  21. I love this place! Amazing views and a great secret sort of spot :)

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  22. I love going out for good food (and wine!) and catching up with friends. Looks like a fab place #twinklytuesday

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  23. What an amazing place! I was glad to read you achieved a dream to enjoy a meal and company there FOR A FEW HOURS! Those couches with the cushions look like a place I could lounge forever. Thanks so much for sharing such a delightful post.

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  24. Looks like a fabulous place to sip Prosecco (my personal fave) and enjoy the gorgeous Sydney views #TeamLovinLife

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  25. Oh I am so with you on this. I am not a fan of cooking but a huge fan of eating! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  26. It most certainly is! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing in #LNRseasons

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  27. Great shots, looks like an enjoyable meal and a great view!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme, hope to see you around again this week.

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