After my cooking lesson at Quarter Twenty One Cookery School, we headed to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a guided tour.

Inside one of the performance halls

Inside one of the performance halls

Another performance hall

Another performance hall

This would be my  third time visiting the Sydney Opera House. I did not take as much photos this time round. To find out more about the Sydney Opera House and see more photos, please check out this blog post from my previous visit.

There's some work going on the stage

There’s some work going on the stage

Some repair going on

Some repair going on

View of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Opera House

View of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Opera House

For dinner, we headed to the Cruise Restaurant at The Rocks. Located on the second level and with a beautiful sea-facing view of the Sydney Opera House, Cruise Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is a great place to chill out and have a nice meal or a couple of drinks.

Exterior of the restaurant

Exterior of the restaurant

Cocktail lounge

Cocktail lounge

The food portions were pretty huge for me.

We were served with TWO mains and a dessert EACH, with other sides to share round the table. I had a squid and a steak for my two mains – really filling!

Happy Alvinology with good food

Happy Alvinology with good food

New Potatoes with truffle & parmesan (AUD$10)

New Potatoes with truffle & parmesan (AUD$10)

Seared Beef, snow pea leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, toasted sesame & ponzu (AUD$19)

Seared Beef, snow pea leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, toasted sesame & ponzu (AUD$19)

Char grilled Squid, pancetta, arugula & pimento salsa (AUD$20)

Char grilled Squid, pancetta, arugula & pimento salsa (AUD$20)

250gm Certified 'Black Angus' Fillet, celeriac remoulade, steak fries, watercress & red wine sauce (AUD$34)

250gm Certified ‘Black Angus’ Fillet, celeriac remoulade, steak fries, watercress & red wine sauce (AUD$34)

Tasmanian Smoked Salmon on potato & dill pancake,crème fraiche, wild roquette & capers (AUD$18)

Tasmanian Smoked Salmon on potato & dill pancake,crème fraiche, wild roquette & capers (AUD$18)

Wild Roquette with parmesan & pine nut salad (AUD$9)

Wild Roquette with parmesan & pine nut salad (AUD$9)

Passionfruit Crème Brulee (AUD$13)

Passionfruit Crème Brulee (AUD$13)

French Apple Tart: vanilla bean ice cream & caramel (AUD$14)

French Apple Tart: vanilla bean ice cream & caramel (AUD$14)

Address:

Cruise Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Level 2, Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay West
The Rocks, NSW 2000
Tel: +61-2-9251-1188

After dinner, we took a leisurely stroll by the sea, enjoying the view and the lighting from Vivid Sydney – an annual event to colour Sydney with creativity and inspiration, transforming the city into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas.

Strolling by the sea

Strolling by the sea

Highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.

I love the huge 3D and video mapping onto the Sydney Opera House:

Adding patterns to the Opera House

Adding patterns to the Opera House

Video of a girl tossing and turning

Video of a girl tossing and turning

Good food and great view rounded up our first day in Sydney with Scoot. 🙂

Read my other Sydney with Scoot blog posts:

Quarter Twenty One Cooking Class

Scooting to Sydney with HTC One X on Instagram

New Singapore Low-Cost Carrier Scoot launched its Worldwide Inaugural Flight from Singapore to Sydney

Alvinology is Going On Scoot’s Inaugural Flight to Sydney, Australia!