Last night I got to spend an entire evening with my best buddy and partner in crime, my mother dearest. We decided to go out for a hot night on the town and had our fair share of gawking at the Customs House. Around 6pm we took the Zoo gondola down to the Mosman ferry and had a quick ride across the harbor into circular quay. We stopped for a quick drink at the Opera House Bar and enjoyed the sunset over the bridge. We were too late to catch a tour of inside but made a stroll around iconic Sydney Cove to a little place called Wine Odessy in The Rocks. You can pay for wine here in increments and I quickly learned it is a tourist trap. While the idea is clever, the amount of wine and service you enjoy was marginal. I think we spent $50 on 3 glasses of mediocre wine. We braved through a crazy calamari appetizer and made our way for an ice cream shop. Wine and ice cream is a legitimate dinner with your mom. :D
After a nice caramel macademian sundae we decided to try one more bar. I had read up on Cafe Sydney on top of the Customs House and figured it couldn't have been more expensive than our last venue. At $20 a cocktail, it most definitely was. I had a delicious Lady Hendricks that tasted and smelled like a liquid rose garden. Besides having a wonderful night view of the harbor bridge, Cafe Sydney is questionably a hired companion hang out. We nearly fell out of our seats a dozen times gawking at some of the women and their bird-of-paradise attire. We broke our curfew and the bank having a fun time, and caught the bus home to Mosman before turning into pumpkins.