So! I dragged the then newly acquired boy to Sheraton on the Park for a SIFF Sugar Hit at 9pm. There was one other table when we were there and I was slightly embarrassed by the 'too casual' attire that we were wearing that night. Oh well, we are here for dessert!
The Gallery Tea Lounge at Sheraton on the Park
Tropical Tonka Bean Panna Cotta on Boysenberry and Finger Lime-Infused Compote Served with a Crispy Chocolate Almond Biscotti $20
Finally!! was the initial thought when the waitress brought out the dessert. The dessert was beautifully plated with two cakes, one upright and one on the side topped with three raspberries and chocolate almond biscotti. On the other side of the cake is a strip of bright red berry compote which matches the colour of the raspberries to make the plating pull together.
Taste wise, however, was a little disappointing as the panna cotta cake tasted a bit bland for me. It was definitely delicate and light in texture and flavour but a little too light making it quite tasteless. The almond biscotti was chewy...stale, instead of being crispy.
Instead of ordering two Sugar Hits, I've decided to order a different dessert. I think ordering the same dessert for many people is quite lame as you can share and taste all the different desserts on offer unless, you are not all that close to the person you are dining with.
Creme Brulee $13? <~ Sorry I can't remember :(
The dessert is presented with a creme brulee in a tart? topped with two biscottis. On the side is a scoop of pistachio icecream sprinkled with crushed pistachios and a raspberry on each end.
I can't say disappointing but the dessert wasn't all that great either. The tart was a little hard and the creme brulee was served cold. The biscotti was slightly more crispy than the other dessert but still not up to standard. The highlight was the pistachio icecream which was creamy and nutty in flavour.
This centerpiece is made entirely out of chocolate! The boy even asked if he could eat it! *embarrassing* but the waitress said that she doesn't think it's edible. Fail to the max.
The Gallery Tea Lounge - Sheraton on the Park
Location: 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9286 6000
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm