Four Seasons haven’t participated in Sugar Hits for a number of years and have returned this year with one of the few hot offerings of “Wood-fired pear tart tartin with smoked vanilla ice-cream and verjuice caramel”.
The pear pieces are tender and the pastry crisp however we can’t detect any wood-fired aroma. The quenelle of vanilla ice-cream is silky smooth and generously flecked with vanilla seeds. It lacks the described smoked aroma but offers relief from the sweeter-than-expected verjuice caramel. Monsieur Poisson commented that he wouldn’t mind there being some caramelised toffee bits around the tarte edges to offer some bitter notes as well as textural difference.
Be prepared for a short wait before your Sugar Hit is served here because it needs to be prepared to order to be served piping hot.
199 George St (btwn Crane Place & Alfred St), Sydney
Tel: (02) 9250 3160