Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney, AUS


Last night in Sydney, last night in Australia, last night of vacation.  Why not wrap it up with a dinner cruise around the city?  So, we boarded a boat for a Captain Cook Cruise. They call it a ‘Sunset Cruise.’  This has pros and cons.

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Pros:

Beautiful view of that yellow object fading in the sky
The colors of the sky against all the buildings
Just a nice setting for dinner

Cons:

Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s now fall, which means the sun is setting quite early.  Dinner was a 5pm.

Regardless, this was quite a nice way to close things out.  First thing offered when we sat down was bubbly!

Then then first course (entrée per them) was Smoked Ocean Trout, shaved fennel, dill, capers with black caviar dressing.

That fennel was so perfectly mandonlin-ed.  I’ve going to have to make some of this stuff!

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For the main course I opted for the Tasmanian Grilled Salmon Fillet, accompanied by Dutch carrots and asparagus served with capers and lemon oil.

Tell you what, Tasmania should be known more for just their Devils! (they have such great wine, too!)

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During the dinner they also served red or white wine.  I sampled some of both.  They were Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc, Tyrell’s Wines, Moore’s Creek.

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They didn’t have any dessert on the menu I could eat and were so kind as to bring a fresh fruit plate.

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Scenic, delicious way to end the trip.

 

 

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