The Sugar Hit-my favourite GFM event, when we get to sample what some of the finest hotel's pastry and dessert chefs have to offer. Forget the Night Noodle markets (crowded and woeful food), Sugar Hit is where its at. I couldn't resist putting these in order of appeal to me (just so that I can organise which ones to go to first!).
A quick glance of the mouthwatering menus shows that there are a few gelee items popping up so perhaps Jelly with a French name is back in Vogue? Some places offer a dessert tasting place whereas other offer a single dessert. I know that I will gravitate towards the tasting plates. The Sheraton on the Park's basil scented Alaska intriuges me most out of all of the desserts on offer but so does the Four Seasons' Pine nut and Orange confit cake and the Shangri-la's Roast Banana gianduja mousse on a coconut crisp. How do I say no to any of these? This year's Sugar Hits are now $20 and come with a glass of dessert wine of Hennessy Cognac.
Last year the Park Hyatt's offering was sublime (Dessert tasting plate: White chocolate and coconut parfait; milk chocolate and caramel and creme brulee $15 per person) but sadly I don't see their name on the list this year :(
Which one will you choose?
From the SMH website: Every night during Good Food Month, the following hotels offer a dessert plate and glass of Brown Brothers dessert wine or Hennessy Cognac.
Botanica Brasserie - Sheraton on the Park
Baked basil scented Alaska, rose wine poached pear and Sheraton signature vanilla bean Creme Brulee. Starwood Privilege conditions do not apply.
Sheraton on the Park
Lvl 1, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Crossroads Bar - Swissotel Sydney
White Chocolate Creme Brulee, Bitter Sweet Chocolate Sorbet, Toblerone Chocolate Tower.
Lvl 8, 68 Market Street, Sydney
One on 1 Brasserie - Radisson Hotel
Heavenly Morsels - triple the tastesation with Roasted macadamia nut and Quandong Crème Brûlée, Mixed Berry Crêpe Stack & 5 Spice Panacotta with Palm Glaze.
72 Liverpool St, Sydney
Tasting plate of: Caramel Walnut Cognac Slice, Triple Chocolate Hennessey Pyramid, Passionfruit & Strawberry Gelee.
117 Macquarie St, Sydney
The Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
Choose from a Petite Dessert sampler. The sampler features a selection of sweet creations including a Pine nut and Orange confit "cake", Strawberry & Basil gelee in shortbread crust and Frozen Poppy seed parfait in dark chocolate cup. Or choose a Petite pot de crème Coffee & Anise.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Bar, 199 George St, The Rocks
Lobby Lounge - Shangri-la Hotel
Chocolate Lovers Plate - Trio of Rhubarb & White Chocolate gelato, 70% Excellence macaron with raspberry ganache and Roast Banana gianduja mousse on a coconut crisp.
176 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney
Sofitel Lounge - Sofitel Wentworth
Lenôtre Opéra - Chocolate pastry with layers of almond biscuit, decadent chocolate ganache with coffee butter cream and topped with gold leaf.
61-101 Phillip St, city
Grace Café - The Grace Hotel
Poached fruit in filo shell tartlet with ginger sugar syrup and pistachio praline.
The Grace Hotel
Corner of York & King Streets, 77 York Street, Sydney
Lobby Bar & Lounge - Westin Sydney
A Glass of Brown Brothers Orange Muscat and Flora Served with Seasonal Berries in Aloe Vera Jelly With Citrus Curd and Pineapple Mousse.
1 Martin Place, Sydney
Galileo Restaurant - The Observatory Hotel
Japanese flavoured Tiramisu
The Observatory Hotel
89-113 Kent St, Sydney