It is already established that we love eating all the time, as our name suggests. We also love drinking and Sarah loves shopping. With all these things in mind, we couldn’t go past heading to Westfield Hornsby for a long lunch, aptly named “Eat.Drink.Wesfield”.
With Westfield shopping centres offering a variety of events under this banner over the weekend of August 5-6, the event at Hornsby had diners experiencing a leisurely three course meal with an Asian theme, highlighting the best of Westfield Hornsby‘s Asian dining scene. The event was great value; for $45, you received a three-course lunch of epic proportions and a glass of wine.
On arrival, we were greeted by the wait staff and seated at a beautifully laid long table in front of Infuzions restaurant. The long lunch table made this a great event to meet new people and enjoy the signature dishes from three of Westfield Hornsby‘s restaurants, in the one sitting.
The meal started on a high and continued from there. We were served a mixed dumpling basket, a cigar vegetable spring roll and a cool pan-fried vegetable bun that looked like a hedgehog. All of these delights were provided by Yum Cha restaurant, Joyful House. Some tasty little jewels – the dumplings were nicely presented in a bamboo steamer with a pop of colour from the roe and rainbow dumpling. Perfect for a bite to eat and enjoy whilst taking a break from browsing the shops at Westfield Hornsby.
Kangnam Korean BBQ and was served on one of the biggest plates I have ever seen. The portions were equal to the size of the plate! There were alternate servings of Bulgogi beef and spicy sizzling pork (that was not too spicy). Each plate had an impressive range of tasty Korean sides, including mixed vegetables with special soy sauce, kimchi, potato salad and rice. This will give you an excuse to burn off the meal, by checking out all that Westfield Hornsby has to offer afterwards.
For the finale, some amazingly theatrical, and delicious desserts were provided by Infuzions. The suitably named “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” was a Bombe Alaska that literally included a mountain of vanilla ice cream, with visible vanilla bean, covered in soft meringue, flambet with Grand Marnier® and sprinkled with lemon crumbs. As there were two of us we got an alternate serve. The other dessert “A Love Affair In Paris” was a true spectacle. This dessert arrived at the table as a hovering white chocolate dome, a hot bittersweet berry compote poured over the top. The dome slowly melted away to reveal a fluffy sponge filled with a decadent chocolate and custard cream. These desserts would be a well-earned treat, especially after a hard day of shopping.
A fun luncheon, with generous portions and great service. A well organised and run event by the staff of Westfield Hornsby. Keep an eye out for upcoming events on their website below.