A Flavour of Moscow, InterContinental Sydney

20 December 2011, 23:03

We’re on the home stretch dudes! 4 sleeps till Christmas! Raise a glass to the holiday season and salut with drinks! Managed to catch up with that empty fridge girl where a delicious Russian Mule and From Russia with Love cocktail go down a treat at the Cortile Lounge.

To celebrate the opening of Moscow’s first InterContinental hotel, the Cafe Opera restaurant at the InterContinental Sydney (117 Macquarie St, Sydney) is featuring A Flavour of Moscow buffet from now till 31 Jan 2012 (lunch/$55pp, dinner/$65pp).

At the carving station there was a beautiful whole barramundi and a huge hunk of slow roasted beef rib. Gotta cater for the impending doom Xmas so there was also glazed ham and roast turkey and stuffing available oh baby I do heart stuffing.

Russkis Deli had this glorious slab of Russian cheese that I couldn’t resist slathering onto fat wodges of bread. There was also platters filled with Kazatskaya sausage and Moscow Salami with Russian pickles.

The Smoked Sprats were plump juicy babies that were incredibly moreish and surprisingly not salty.

Hitting the hot food section where there was char-grilled spatchcock, seared John Dory fillets and sautéed King prawns with French mustard vinegar

Seafood selection of the day included Sydney Rock Oysters, Tiger prawns, Crystal Bay prawns, green lip mussels, and Blue Swimmer crabs.

Charcuterie section of prosciutto, Hungarian salami, chorizo and smoked salmon.


Gianna sure does love her cheese ahahaha

But of course dessert steals the show! Eclairs, macarons, blackforest cake, tiramisu, orange creme brulee, apple strudel and bread and butter pudding galore.

ChocolateSuze dined as a guest of InterContinental Sydney



  1. just had my xmas lunch there two weeks ago and enjoyed the huge selections of desserts there! nice photos!

    Melissa    Dec 21, 07:21 AM    #

  2. Oh my – look at that dessert bar!! how awesome!

    LIsa    Dec 21, 07:27 AM    #

  3. I haven’t been to Cafe Opera for a long time. The cocktails look great but the food sounded more Australian than Russian. But then again – I’ve never been to Russia!

    Hotly Spiced    Dec 21, 08:00 AM    #

  4. That dessert bar is making me drooooooooooooooooool!

    Tina @ bitemeshowme    Dec 21, 08:15 AM    #

  5. Awesome spread!! Macarons, tiramisu & creme brulee FTW!

    Ramen Raff    Dec 21, 11:48 AM    #

  6. Oh my goddd that cheese wheel and then those desserts! Heaven :-D

    Chanel    Dec 21, 12:33 PM    #

  7. Slabs of pate?! How many did you eat? lol

    Helen (grabyourfork)    Dec 21, 04:12 PM    #

  8. slabs of pate and cheese zomg i could lick those plates clean bwahahaha

    Vivian - vxdollface    Dec 22, 01:25 AM    #

  9. The smoked sprats look amazing! Don’t you love a good all-you-can-eat?

    Tammi    Dec 22, 03:33 AM    #

  10. OMG those shelves of dessert look impressive. I could never eat my way through that.

    Dumpling Girl    Dec 22, 08:18 AM    #

  11. PATE!!! I want to eat my weight in PATE!!!

    Nic@diningwithastud    Dec 22, 08:53 AM    #

  12. As much as I normally prioritise dessert, right now I want seventeen plates of pate and pickles.

    Hannah    Dec 22, 12:54 PM    #

  13. That dessert bar does look inviting! Cheers to holidays too!!

    Vintage Macaroon    Dec 22, 08:12 PM    #

  14. Love your tree and the lolly pops ! Hope you had a lovely day xx

    Erin@TheFoodMentalist    Dec 26, 10:05 AM    #

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