If you said yes to the above, this is for you. From 14 December till 25 December 2011, you can enjoy a Gluhwein Martini with a dessert platter in the Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La for $25pp.
In the set, you will get a Gluhwein Martini with 4 specially prepared cakes served on a frosted perspex slab.
Gluhwein Martini Set
A deliciously sweet martini with Absolut vanilla Vodka, cranberry juice, reduced Gluhwein and orange zest granish. I don't usually like martinis because I think they are very bitter but this one is sweet and fruity with a faint vanilla aroma. It got my tick of approval.
The cakes served was similar to the ones from this year's Sugar Hit. This Gateau Opera has already made an appearance in October containing layers of Kahlua soaked sponge with hazelnut chocolate crunch and coffee butter cream.
This cake was also in the Sugar Hit but I am very glad to see it again as it was my favourite. The cake consists of a ring of jaconde sponge with a smooth mousse like filling with a mini pipette filled with raspberry coulis inserted to the dessert which meant to be squeezed into the centre. I squeezed in the rapsberry coulis and it exploded on me with the forces of air blowing the cocoa powder everywhere :(
Rice Pudding and Vanilla Slice, Whisky Candy Bar (Behind)
The vanilla slice cake was a variant of the pistachio slice served for the Sugar Hit. Vanilla sponge with a white chocolate and rice pudding bavarois, pistachio glaze and a decorated piece of white chocolate to finish.
The whisky candy bar is a nicely textured cake with a crispy feuilletine base, topped with whisky infused chocolate. The feuilletine base was so crispy that for a moment I thought I was eating pop rocks!
Merry Christmas Folks!
They even have Merry Christmas written in chocolate! :D
Walked past Town Hall on the way back and wheeeee! Light show!
Sugarpuffi attended the Christmas at Shangri-la 2011 courtesy of Crystal Ling.
Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La
Location: 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 7am - Late , Sun 8:30am - Late
Phone: 02 9250 6144