One of my favourite events on the Good Food Month calendar are the delicious yet very affordable Sugar Hits. Available at participating hotels around the city, a specially created dessert plate and a glass of dessert wine or scotch whisky is all yours for a very reasonable fifteen dollars.
For my first Sugar Hit of 2006, I headed to the Park Hyatt, Sydney with fellow sweet tooths R and A. The hotel's bar area littlekitchen (just off harbourkitchen&bar) has a clean and uncluttered funky look, with floor-to-ceiling views of the Opera House and The Rocks area.
At first we recline in canvas covered rocking chairs, taking advantage of the spectacular window view. By the time the desserts arrive however, we elect to relocate to tables and chairs. Views are one thing, but dessert sensibility is another priority altogether.
Dessert tasting plate: White chocolate and coconut parfait;
chocolate and saffron infused poached pear;
milk chocolate and caramel creme brulee
This is a serious dessert tasting plate that is plated well and generous in portion. We rub our hands together in anticipatory glee.
The white chocolate and coconut parfait is rich and sweet, and doesn't really need the extra decadence of chocolate sauce. I really enjoy the chocolate and saffron infused poached pear which is light and refreshing, but perhaps I'm actually just interested in the dollop of freshly whipped cream. The pear has a pretty golden hue from the saffron but none of us can really detect much of the apparent chocolate infusion.
Milk chocolate and caramel creme brulee
The milk chocolate and caramel creme brulee is the crowd favourite as always. The custard isn't particularly eggy nor firm, but the toffee surface is deliciously thick and freshly torched as well.
We were served the Brown Brothers Moscato, a very sweet and fruity dessert wine that has a bubbly spritz on the tongue.
Sugar Hit at the Park Hyatt, Sydney
littlekitchen, Park Hyatt
7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9256 1437
Available: Every night in October from 9pm-11pm
More Sugar Hits available here
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