An insider guide to the ultimate Easter weekend for the foodie.
Foodies rejoice! April is upon us and so too is the long weekend of Easter-themed indulgence. This is the perfect opportunity for food-lovers to unite and journey through Sydney’s calendar of feasts and inspired dining experiences. Our in-the-know concierge has pulled together their ‘to-do’ list of culinary adventures and below is the result.
1. NATURALLY, INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY IS A WINNER
Needless to say InterContinental Sydney is putting on a delightful range of Easter-themed dining experiences, from decadent seafood buffets in Cafe Opera (with a jaw-dropping display of chocolate treats and other sweets!!), to Wonderland-inspired High Teas in The Cortile. Get lost in the magic of service excellence and indulge in custom-made dining for the long weekend.
2. SWEET ADDICTION- ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY
Beyond the hotel, be sure to visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition in The Calyx, a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Escape into a botanical story of chocolate and beginning in the depths of the tropical rainforest, journeying through chocolate plantations, a little history and a pop-up Lindt mill, found in the chocolatier room hosting an interactive array of themed activities.
Be sure to visit the Southern Hemisphere’s largest continuous green wall, with over 18,000 plants arranged to depict the Mayan God of Chocolate, a traditional chocolate box, and more. Open everyday and perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages.
3. GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA- HOME OF AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST EGG
From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, Sydney-favourite The Grounds of Alexandria is transforming their culinary offering and Instagram-worthy landscape into a magical storybook affair.
Discover and engage in the Golden Egg Hunt, a Humpty Dumpty Wall (perfect for a selfie), real-life roaming children’s storybook characters, a giant moss bunny, a petting zoo complimentary Easter arts and crafts workshops, balloon twisting, live music and more.
Then there is also Australia’s largest chocolate Easter egg. A three-meter-high, 300-kilogram chocolate egg that you can destroy in the ‘community cracking’ on Easter Sunday.
Interested in our recommendations? Guests of InterContinental Sydney are welcome to contact our awaiting concierge to secure tickets or provide further information as you desire.
*Photo credit to www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/visit/sweet-addiction