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Friday, October 13, 2006

Good Food Month 2006 Sugar Hit #2: Four Seasons, Sydney

desert tasting platter
Little dessert sampler

They don't call it a Sugar Hit for nothing.

After licking clean the ramekin that briefly contained a chocolate caramel creme brulee, R, A and I leave the Park Hyatt Sydney in search of more sugary bliss and sweet salvation.

four seasons
The Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

The Four Seasons Hotel bar has the usual thick padded lounge chairs, potted ferns and glass coffee tables on a raised wooden platform. We have a bit of an 80s flashback when we're asked whether we'd prefer a smoking or non-smoking section (when's the last time you were asked that question?) and the squared-off atrium overhead reminds us of an airport lounge. However all is forgiven when we're seated and immediately presented with two complimetary bowls of nibbles. Free? Ooh we like that.

nibbles
Complimentary nibbles

The mixed nuts contain a smattering of almonds, cashews and two macadamia pieces (we hunted). The crackers are sweet and salty, coated in a dusting of flavoured powders that taste of sour cream and chives.

But we're here for dessert and within minutes it arrives.

ice cream sandwich
Molasses ice cream sandwich

R has the molasses ice cream sandwich, two chewy flat biscuits pressed around a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

A and I have the mini dessert platter:

passionfruit pound cake
Mini passionfruit pound cake with vanilla mascarpone

hazelnut croquant
Hazelnut croquant with sesame crisp

spiced Mexican chocolate
Spiced Mexican chocolate pot de creme

The passionfruit pound cake is fair: sweet, dense and sticky with syrup, although A considers it the best of the lot. I don't mind the hazelnut croquant but my pick is probably the spiced Mexican chocolate pot de creme, even though I am a little upset that it comes in a Chinese soup spoon and not a ramekin (speaking from a quantity perspective of course).

The refrigerated chocolate mixture is slowly devoured with the accompanying teaspoon; it reminds me of eating the filling from inside a Lindt ball. The heat takes a little while to come, it's a very mild backburn that could probably have done with a little more kick.

We think about attempting another, but the voice of reason is loud but firm. Two sugar hits is quite enough, we think. Besides tomorrow is not too far away.

dessert wine
Brown Brothers orange muscat apertif

Sugar Hit at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
The Bar, Four Seasons Hotel
199 George St, The Rocks, Sydney

Tel: +61 (02) 9250 3114

Available: Every night in October from 9pm-11pm

Cost: $15


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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 10/13/2006 06:46:00 pm


7 Comments:

  • At 10/14/2006 12:04 am, Anonymous FFichiban said…

    hee hee
    trust you to choose the top sugar hits on the list! Wanna try the pound cake mmmm nyummy and the chocolate of course ;)

     
  • At 10/14/2006 12:04 am, Blogger Food Hog said…

    You did two in one night! Pretty amazing! I went to Sofitel Wentworth with friends tonight and we had to wait ages for sugar hit but it was worth the wait as it was so good. After seeing your post on the Hyatt, i might go there next.

     
  • At 10/14/2006 7:31 pm, Anonymous chocolatesuze said…

    ooh that molasses ice cream sandwich looks tasty but was that $15 too? was it worth it?

     
  • At 10/14/2006 7:46 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Food Hog - I've heard of others doing three in one night, so our efforts were pretty paltry by comparison! The Park Hyatt was good. That brulee made it all worth it :)

    Hi FFichiban - Actually I started with #3 and #1. But then a few days later I did #2, so heh, I guess you were eventually correct!

    Hi Chocolatesuze - The molasses ice cream sandwich was actually supposed to come with the whisky but we had opted for the dessert wine anyway. It was tasty, and I suppose size-wise almost equals the other desserts :)

     
  • At 10/16/2006 7:23 am, Blogger Reb said…

    Not going to a third in one night? Come on Helen, you're just not trying ....

     
  • At 10/16/2006 9:31 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Two hits in the one night. You bad girl!

     
  • At 10/17/2006 12:52 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Reb - But I hadn't packed my insulin! :)

    Hi Veruca Salt - Oh yeah baby. And it was goooood :)

     

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