It’s me! And my favourite pink satin jacket. I wore it many years ago with a matching skirt to my graduation from Journalism school – and yes, I was the only young lady wearing pink! Well, fuchsia actually. These days I just wear the jacket with jeans so I don’t cause an accident. As you can see, it’s quite bright.
There were 5 of us girls at this late night affair; ChocolateSuze, Morsels & Musings, Grab Your Fork, Not Quite Nigella and of course me. We all made a last minute decision to go and get a Sugar Hit after attending another event.
We had a few hiccups before we finally got our sugar rush. First, I directed the cab in the wrong direction (oops!) and then second, the place we wanted to go had run out! A few frantic phone calls followed and then our very understanding cab driver whisked us across town to the Kings Cross Hotel.
The dessert was a Black & White Tasting Plate consisting of a Warm Chocolate fondant & Frangelico Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate Panna Cotta & Grand Marnier Rhubarb and Bitter Chocolate Sorbet & Champagne Raspberry. Phew!
I’m not a fan of white chocolate in any form and I felt the Panna Cotta was too sweet because of it. I personally prefer more emphasis on a rich creamy taste, perhaps with a little vanilla bean for sweetness. Although it had the perfect amount wobble so it gets a thumbs up for not being chock full of gelatine.
The Chocolate Fondant was very rich and chocolate-y, just how I like it. Although, like Helen, I couldn’t taste much Frangelico in the sauce, but it was nice and glossy and warm all the same.
I’m a bit disappointed with the use of frozen raspberries, they were mushy and again not a very strong champagne taste. I liked the rhubarb compote but it came atop a weird crumbly biscuit that seemed very out of place.
The one thing I most enjoyed was the accompanying glass of Brown Brothers orange muscat – delish! I’m not a big dessert wine fan but this one really took my fancy.
It was my first taste of the Sugar Hit desserts for Good Food Month and I’m really looking forward to more. In fact, I’ve been invited to a another sugary event this Friday night, but I’m sworn to secrecy, so you’ll have to stay tuned for more info later in the week.
Happy eating! Christie
Sugar Hit at the Kings Cross Hotel
Level 1 Balcony
248 William Street, Kings Cross, Sydney
Ph: +61 (02) 9358 3377
Available every night in October between 9pm-11pm.