Sugar Hit 2011: The Cortile at The Intercontinental

Sugar Hit 2011: The Cortile at The Intercontinental

We’re now in the second weekend of October, and Crave SIFF is into full swing. Night Noodle Markets are being set up in Hyde Park as we speak, transforming it into a bustling marketplace of delectable Asian goodies. I’m super excited. But for tonight, it was time for a Sugar Hit at The Cortile. Stopped at a nearby Japanese restaurant for dinner (which warrants its own special post for its deliciousness) before meandering down to the Intercontinental.

I’ve always loved the interiors of the Intercon’s lobby. It just transports you to another era, bringing with it an ethereal old world feel. Besides the masonry detail, they have an elegant spiral staircase wrapping around an antique lift. Not to mention the looming light fixtures that hover over head.

The lobby of the Intercontinental Sydney

The dessert on offer this year is a home-made pistachio and bitter chocolate vacherin with blood orange custard with a jaffa macaron. It is accompanied with a refreshing glass of Brown Brothers Flora Muscat. I can never resist dessert wines. The plates come out in record time, suggesting the kitchen has prepared in advance. Despite this, the desserts are delectable and bursting with an array of flavours.

Home-made pistachio and bitter chocolate vacherin with blood orange custard.

The vacherin has a gelatinous/custard texture, both at the same time. There are slight hints of orange and chocolate throughout, and pairing with the macaron only intensifies the palette. It is definitely a dish that appeals to all senses.

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