Sugar Hit 2013: Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel

It’s mid-October but there’s still plenty of time to get your Sugar Hit on, people! Coz it definitely ain’t over until this pregnant lady pops heh.


Shangri-La have returned in fine form this year after a few years of being lost in sugar wilderness, with a dessert plate designed by Anna Polyviou and described elaborately as “Milk chocolate delice; passionfruit curd, grue cacao crunch, salted caramel, roast hazelnut, honey thyme pear; strawberries ‘n’ crème graffiti lollipop”. Paired with Brown Brothers’ Orange Flora & Muscat, the drink is kindly swapped for ice tea, hot chocolate, coffee and tea for myself as well as several driving parties in our group.



I start up the lollipop end and the white chocolate is sugary as expected, with a fudgy and fragrantly strawberry-flavoured centre with some pink chocolate beads. The layered verrine in the centre proves to be the favourite component of many at our table with its many textures of both passionfruit and chocolate. The milk chocolate delice has a pleasingly chewy jaconde-type base and is a milk chocolate lover’s delight – its creamy spheres sandwiched in the centre being almost as light as a mousse. Adorned with fresh raspberries as well as sprigs of baby mint, it is sweet without managing to be cloying.

*Shangri-La is serving their Sugar Hit from 6pm each day, with the last seating at 10pm, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!*

176 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
Tel: (02) 9250 6144

happy eating!

16 comments:

  1. yay you're back and with a gorgeous dessert post! so beautifully designed, need to go soon before Oct is over!

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    1. Haha, it'll be a while yet before blog posts now that I have a mini-human to look after!

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  2. and another sugar hit - you're on fire girl! ;)

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    1. This was definitely the final one, plus I don't expect to be doing any next year.

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  3. ooh this one looks good! Love how there's a cute little indentation in the spoon so it can perch on the side of the glass

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    1. Agree, very thoughtful in terms of presentation!

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  4. this one looks the most impressive out of all the sugar hit offerings this year!

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    1. Quite a few pretty Sugar Hits this year, Karen.

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  5. I am looking forward to the 'mummy & me' sugar hits. Okay, that's going to be a few years down the track :p

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  6. Yum yum yum. I wish I could tuck in!!!!!

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    1. You'll just have to time a visit to Sydney to coincide with Good Food Month, Oz!

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  7. Seems like you had a great time :) This made me miss travelling. I used to jet off somewhere for vacations before I got too busy managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area. You just inspired me to go out more, hahahah!

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  8. So many delicious desserts!! I would have worked my way through them all!

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  9. Gosh. The Shangri-La puts on some crazy good events huh. Sugar hits and the the Filipino buffet etc...

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  10. Having a nice dessert time at shangrila was the best ever in 2013 (lets do dessert or sugar hit )......the worst one was in Harbour Rocks hotel, what we got totally different......scary!

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