It’s a mesmerising experience strolling through Circular Quay, marvelling at the synchronised neon lights along the Harbour Bridge, boats big and small adorned with colourful LED illuminations and the crown jewel of Vivid, the artistic projects onto the sails of the Opera House. However, for something truly exhilarating, take it all in from above the city at Altitude Restaurant located on the 36th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the lights below serve as a backdrop to a meal that chef de cuisine Insup Kim describes as “a canvas of colourful ingredients and artistic ideas in the spirit of Vivid’s combination of art, light and music”. For example, the spanner crab with burnt butter, a forest green tarragon puree and edible flowers. Dessert comes in a small glass that shows layers of carrot cake which when tipped over spill out to add crumble to the carrot ice cream.
LEVEL 36, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, 176 CUMBERLAND ST