Mother’s Day offers the perfect excuse to head out on culinary adventures with the family. Sure enough, Best Restaurants staff members were keen to try out gourmet locations in Sydney’s ever-growing dining scene, with Mum in tow for a spot of taste testing.
Our sub-editor Alecia indulged in a seemingly never-ending selection of tasty treats during high tea at Patisse in Waterloo. The airy café held two seatings of this delightful English past time – the afternoon session saw tables packed with families, bathed in sunlight streaming in through the building’s giant glass windows. The spread of delicacies was impressive to say the least – savouries included mini but oh-so rich bacon and egg and feta plus spinach tartlets, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef pies, and cucumber and cream cheese and chicken and seeded mustard sandwiches (sans crusts, of course!) Sweets served up bite-sized squares of the patisserie’s famed ‘chocolate indulgence’ – a moist cake full of cocoa, raspberries and ground coffee beans – as well as nutty pistachio and rose cake and feather-light lemon meringue tarts. For those with an especially sweet tooth, there was even vanilla bean and rosewater macarons to finish off the meal. Check out our photos of her outing here.