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Crown Sydney  announces three new restaurants and the appointment of Culinary Director of Crown Towers Sydney, Sarah Briegel

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Crown Sydney  announces three new restaurants and the appointment of Culinary Director of Crown Towers Sydney, Sarah Briegel



Crown Sydney today announced three new restaurants and the appointment of Culinary Director of Crown Towers Sydney, Sarah Briegel, as part of the resort’s highly-anticipated culinary line-up ahead of its launch in December. These restaurants include:


  • a’Mare by Alessandro Pavoni
    The Nationally acclaimed and award-winning Sydney chef and restaurateur will be bringing classic Italian fine dining to Crown Sydney. Known to be a pioneer of modern Italian food, Alessandro will go back to his traditional roots with a’Mare. Staying true to the origins of Italian cooking, he has designed a menu featuring traditional dishes representing the best of each region of Italy.
  • Woodcut by Ross and Sunny Lusted
    Sydney dining’s award-winning couple are back with Woodcut, which will provide Sydneysiders with a unique dining experience that celebrates Australian produce and cooking with wood, charcoal and steam. This concept was inspired by Ross and Sunny’s travels and the memories evoked by meals cooked in a slow wood burning oven or over an open fire, and the earthy flavours it creates.
  • Yoshii’s Omakase at Nobu by Ryuichi Yoshii

Ryuichi Yoshii, known as “Yoshii” will open an intimate 12-seat restaurant set inside the entrance to Nobu, designed to create a unique dining take on the Omakase tradition. Renowned as one of the leading Omakase sushi masters in Australia, Chef Yoshii has over 38 years’ experience having worked across Japan and Australia where he gained notoriety for his precise sushi style, mixed with a modern and creative take on ingredient combinations.


Crown Sydney has also announced the appointment of acclaimed Australian chef, Sarah Briegel, as Culinary Director of its flagship hotel, Crown Towers Sydney. Briegel brings to the role twenty-seven years’ experience working alongside the best in the business in kitchens across the world including London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bangkok, New York and Shanghai. Most recently, Briegel was Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai, a luxury 5-star hotel known for its innovative cuisine with its bars and restaurants frequently touted as amongst the best in the city.

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