Last weekend I did the unthinkable. I attempted to eat 5 desserts in one night! I was invited by Billy from A Table For Two to attend his Stickier & Sweeter Sydney Tour: One Night Sugar Hit event.
With such a a fabulous concept it’s no wonder he was chosen for the second round of the Foodbuzz 24,24,24 articles. Here’s how it went down…
The premise was to celebrate Good Food Month Sugar Hits and consume as many as possible in one night. Sugar Hits, for those who are unsure, are desserts created by selected hotels in Sydney and served every night during October between 9pm and 11pm. They all cost $20 and are served with a glass of dessert wine.
I’m not really a dessert person so I was quite nervous about whether or not I could complete the task. And sure enough Helen from Grab Your Fork and Billy have a massive sweet tooth and really put me to shame. I only took a small taste of each dish whereas they dug right in and pretty much finished every plate!
So without further adieu, here’s the sugar extravaganza in all it’s glory. Click on the hotel names to get a full description of each dish. Enjoy:
Maybe it was beginners luck, but this was my favourite of the evening. The cheesecake had a gorgeous texture and wasn’t too sweet. The coconut sorbet was creamy without cloying and the little butterscotch hit was just right.
Oh how I love chestnut puree – it was the clear standout. Unfortunately the panna cotta was too firm and I wasn’t a fan of the torte either. Gorgeous setting though, a very posh hotel.
The Sydney Harbour Marriott
The only part I liked was the mango rice pudding although it was more like a super light mango mousse with about 5% rice. I’m going to try making rice pudding this way, it’s far superior than the gluggy regular version. Also, by this point I was ready to stop – too much sugar!
The Four Seasons
I absolutely adored the chocolate mousse! If I wasn’t so ridiculously full I would have inhaled it in 3 seconds. Alas, I only managed 1 small spoonful. Special shout out to the apricot jelly, yum!
Hurray I made it! I thought the presentation of this dish was one of the best of the night but the bizarre flavours and textures let it down. I actually really liked the ‘liquorice’ strawberry which upon tasting was actually flavoured with star anise. I’m usually a fan of mascarpone, but like Helen, found the taste of egg a bit too much to handle.
It was such a fantastic night! But I did feel a little sick afterward. No sweet stuff now for at least a week! :)
Happy eating! Christie