I have been a Sydney-sider for 3 years now and am embarrassed to say that I have never visited Taronga Zoo!! Considering I’m a massive animal person – this is very slack. Full disclosure: I’m that crazy dog lady that will be talking to the animals in the corner at a party and sharing my food with them.
Kai and I decided to attend Celebrate Sydney and ring in the New Year at the Taronga Centre. What a magical night! The view was spectacular! We were located smack bang in the middle of all 4 fireworks locations, with uninterrupted harbour views. I was like a little kid seeing the display for the first time!!
As you will see from the photos, the food was epic. Kai is a MASSIVE foodie and I’ve never seen him so full and content (piggy!). The entrees & desserts were served down the centre of the table on share platters with enough food to feed a football team. Mains were served individually with my last minute food requirements being no problem for the kitchen! (I am very difficult – ha, ha) I heard the wine was well matched to the food with excellent champas to cheers to the New Year. Usually I would be readily sampling the drinks but decided to drive this year as I’m on my usual ‘New Year Health Kick.’
Now onto the entertainment – the band was amazing, beginning the evening with relaxing cover songs and then reappearing later to rock out some dance tunes. It’s a very talented group who can cover both genres so seamlessly. Intermissions were covered by an energetic DJ. In addition, the crowd pleasing Photo Booth was ever popular!
2016 was a HUGE year for me and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. I wish you all a happy & healthy New Year.
See you next year, Taronga Centre!