Having a Sugar Hit straight after a 3 course dinner is not the most salubrious way to good health I will freely admit. However when you’re with a bunch of food bloggers, it seems almost natural thing to do. We’d first tried to get into Galileo at the Observatory, and then the Westin, The Radisson to no avail – apparently Sydney along with all of us are crazy for the Sugar Hits (I wish they’d be made permanent!). So we find ourselves at the Kings Cross hotel, opposite the Coca Cola sign in Kings Cross, with a stunning array of passersby in various degrees of intoxication and undress to gawk at. I’m sitting with Suze from ChocolateSuze, Christie from Fig & Cherry, Helen from Grabyourfork and Anna from Morsels and Musings.
The Sugar Hit is held on the Kings Cross Hotel’s 1st floor balcony. On the Sugar Hit menu tonight is the Warm Chocolate fondant & Frangelico Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate Panna Cotta & Grand Marnier Rhubarb and Bitter Chocolate Sorbet & Champagne Raspberry. Our waiter tells us that the sorbet is a sauce instead (although truth be told, most of us don’t hear him and wonder where the sorbet has gone when we receive it).
Warm Chocolate fondant & Frangelico Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate Panna Cotta & Grand Marnier Rhubarb and Bitter Chocolate Sorbet & Champagne Raspberry $20
The tasting platter certainly looks impressive. The chocolate fondant is gooey soft and rich with a thick river of chocolate sauce spurting volcano like from the molten centre. The glossy white chocolate pannacotta is very wobbly, almost too wobbly and the champagne raspberry appears to be frozen raspberries soused in champagne with a sweet honey flavoured triangular softish biscuit on top (made soft from the rhubarb).
At midnight we turn into pumpkins so we head off home. Past the notorious Four Seasons chicken takeaway shop that has us chuckling earlier in the taxi at its almost obscene window display heaped with every sort of fast and greasy food you could imagine that would certainly help some of the Kings Cross Punters steam on ahead in the early hours of the morning. We prefer to use the Sugar Hit as our sustenance.
Kings Cross Hotel
The Sugar Hit is served at First Floor Balcony
248 William Street, Kings Cross
Tel: +61 (02) 9358 3377
Available every evening during the month of October
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