Fuel for road warriors
Wellness is at the forefront
If you travel frequently for business, you’ll know the road warrior tiredness that sets in – it could be after that flight or an adrenalin sapping marathon business meeting. One of the world’s leading corporate hotels, Westin has been responding to their guests search for better well-being. Eating well is a major component, they’ve partnered with SuperFoodsRx to roll out menus that taste good and is also good for you for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even corporate functions. The initiative began in the US in 2007 and now extends across more than 140 Westin Hotels & Resorts in more than 31 countries and territories.
The partnership has given the restaurants at Westin a renewed sense of purpose and vigor – tired guests can now look forward to tasty food that’s mindful of their total well-being. This includes Mosaic restaurant in Westin, Sydney – noodlies, Sydney food blog popped along to sample their dinner offering. I’m intrigued, readers of noodlies know only too well my current health kick including regular personal training sessions and a recent post: eating tips that keep the kilos down.
Westin, Sydney is part of the re-developed General Post Office (GPO) and Mosaic benefits from the dramatic backdrop – airy and bright, it’s showered in sunlight from the GPO’s glass atrium, and overlooks the magnificent GPO courtyard. By day, natural sun-light affords a healthy glow, while dinner guests bask in romantic moonlight under the imposing, iconic GPO clock.
Tonight, noodlies is tasting Mosaic’s limited offer of three courses including a glass of wine for $68pp.
See noodlies featured video above for a glimpse of Mosaic’s dramatic and alluring ambiance. While being the flagship restaurant of a predominantly corporate hotel, Mosaic still manages to exudes a romantic elegance.
Seared scallops with creamed corn, Avruga caviar and ratatouille makes a perfect starter on a chilly winter’s evening, the scallops are warm, yielding sea-fresh flavours with caviar adding further ocean bursts at sparing intervals.
The most delicate dish of the night, while stimulating the taste buds, is impossibly thin slices of raw kingfish and salmon. It’s airy and leaves a light, guiltless footprint (wild salmon is a superfood), mustardy sliced radish and ruby grapefruit add a pleasant zing, leaving you hungry, ready for more.
Quail and egg is the cheekiest dish of the evening, the meat is hidden, as hard to spot as these petite animals are in nature, light soy (superfood) adds eastern flair. The mother and child re-union has us giggling.
Yes, pork belly doesn’t qualify as ‘healthy’ food, but it is a delicious treat for road warriors and leisure travellers alike. The chestnut puree is smooth and creamy in contrast pork belly, bullets of crispy black pudding and lightly roasted pumpkin (superfood) cubes.
Ling, wrapped in pancetta and resting on a white radish raft over kohlrabi sauce is about contrasting taste, texture and vision – light flaky fish vs fried pancetta, warm hues over vibrant kohlrabi green. Despite the dramatic visual flair, it’s a delicate taste all round – a dish for quiet contemplation as group chatter will distract from the delightful, delicate nuances.
Mango and blueberry (superfood) gratin is simply a tropical indulgent to end a fine meal, the super rich chocolate (superfood) and coconut ice cream centre makes a great finale.
Warm chocolate (superfood) pudding is so much a part of winter dining that noodlies just couldn’t resist, it’s served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – tempered with blueberries (superfood) and almond (superfood).
Mosaic is delivering Westin’s eat well proposition – a credible argument, allowing the world-weary traveller to enjoy fine, healthy food without venturing outside the hotel.
Mosaic’s offer of three courses including a glass of wine for $68pp is for a limited time, only.
Another wellness proposition is sleep well: Westin believes good sleep is critical for both mental and physical health, their “Heavenly Bed” concept is about providing a superior slumber – from crisp, white, 250-thread count sheets to the down duvets, plush pillows and custom pillow-top mattresses.
Level 1, Westin Sydney
1 Martin Pl, Sydney
- Breakfast: 6:30 – 10:30am
- Lunch: 12:00 – 2:30pm
- Dinner: 6:00 – 10:30pm
- Sunday Brunch: 12:00 – 2:30pm
15% discount for SPG members.
Bookings: (02) 8223 1110
This post is sponsored by SPG Restaurants and Bars program, noodlies received payment and complimentary food and beverage for two at Mosaic restaurant, Westin, Sydney. All opinions contained in this post are noodlies own and consistent with noodlies’ published editorial guidelines as outlined in noodlies code of ethics.