This is the Sugar Hit venue which resulted in a mix-up of locations that led us to the Intercontinental for Sugar Hit instead. So, take two, and we find ourselves in the right place for ‘Chocolate affair: Chocolate truffle delight accompanied with white chocolate panna cotta laced with mixed berries’.
Monsieur Poisson and I decide to share just the one serve between the two of us when we see how big the Sugar Hit is when being brought out to neighbouring tables. Essentially two desserts sharing the space of one plate, this Sugar Hit is paired with Brown Brothers Moscato Rosa – a delightfully pink and girly drop with light berry flavours and a hint of fizz.
The toffee shard is a little difficult to eat but I do have fun bashing it with the spoon to try and crack it into smaller pieces. Nothing like a bit of brutal violence on a weeknight! The ‘chocolate truffle’ is adequately chocolaty without being overly sweet, nor overly creamy, and is thicker in texture than a mousse but softer than ice-cream. The panna cotta unfortunately is not my cup of tea for multiple reasons – it is too firm and bouncy, its texture is a little grainy and it has a distinct flavour and aroma which takes us a while to identify… It is of rosewater! The panna cotta actually tastes so much of rosewater that there is hardly any of that milky sugary flavour for which white chocolate is. And for something as noticeable as rosewater, I’m surprised that this element of the dessert doesn’t receive headline billing of its own.
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