The Choc Pot, Burwood

On a cold winter’s night when you’re craving some warm, rich, dessert – The Choc Pot is the perfect place to go! I couldn’t really decide what my favourite was between the salted caramel chocolate souffle and the molten chocolate fondant! Check it out for yourself!

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Cute little boards for menu prices and specials

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Small open kitchen area

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Mr Souff – salted caramel waterfall into a light fluffy chocolate souffle ($12.00)

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The Choc Pot – molten chocolate fondant ($12.00)

The Food Zoo experience: So. Much. Chocolate. Chocolate this, chocolate that. You just can’t really go wrong in this place. Unless it’s too much chocolate. In which case, match desserts with the recommended herbal teas! I’m loving this place!

The Choc Pot

7/1 Railway Parade
Burwood NSW 2134

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Quay, The Rocks

Ok, this post is a bit overdue… Just a bit… And by bit I mean… 6 months? My amaaaaaaazing brother shouted me for my birthday so this post had to make it to The Food Zoo eventually one day. The following dishes were shared a la carte though I’m sure the degustation would be just as amazing!

Complimentary bread & butter

Complimentary appetiser

Roasted Partridge Breast, Steamed Truffle Brioche, Confit Egg Yolk,
New Season White Walnuts, Fumet of Vin Jaune

Fragrant Jasmine Tea Poached Chicken, Shaved Hand Dived Sea Scallops,
Smoked White Eggplant Cream, Pea Blossoms perfumed with Korean Virgin Black Sesame Oil

Sashimi of Corner Inlet Rock Flathead,
Tasmanian Trumpeter, Salt Cured Wild Oyster Cream, Black Lipped Abalone,
Raw Sea Cabbage, Green Radish, Nasturtiums, Warrigals, Periwinkles

Berkshire Pig Jowl,Maltose Crackling ,
Prunes, Cauliflower Cream, Perfumed with Prune Kernel Oil

Poached Wagyu Beef, Oxtail,
Moral, Black Pudding, Farro, Buckwheat, Hazelnut, Ezekiel

The one and only… Quay’s Eight Texture Chocolate Cake


Guava snow egg

The Food Zoo experience: There is no doubt that Quay is famous for their dessert, the eight texture chocolate cake is so rich yet you can’t stop eating… The guava snow egg on the other hand was deliciously refreshing… The flavour of the granita changes seasonally but hell I’d be happy with any flavour. As for the rest of the menu, I have absolutely no clue what half the ingredients are but they definitely work extremely well together. Unfortunately Mister T. missed out due to work but I guess I’ll have to go again… Oh such a tough life!

Quay
Overseas Passenger Terminal
The Rocks 2000
T: (02) 9251 5600

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Sweet Disposition, Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral

Did someone say a 7 course dessert degustation? I’m in!

This was a one night event held during the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. $85 is a price I was willing to pay for this experience. I’d also said I wanted to try a dessert degustation, so when my friend expressed interest in it, I was more than happy to give her that little nudge :)

All the tables had to start at the same time, much to my dismay. We had gotten there on time, if not slightly early.. but we were left waiting for about 30 – 40 minutes while the other guests arrived… and darnit, I was HUNGRY!


Strawberry and lychee consomme, Champagne savarin, white balsamic powder

All four of us at my table started eating this as soon as it came out. After about 1 or 2 bites, the waiter came around to pour the consomme onto our dessert.. I have to say though, it was tastier before it got drenched, and the rest of us agreed ):


Peach and yoghurt parfait, almond nougatine, apricot creme


Caramelised white chocolate, apple tart tartin, apricot creme

My favourite one of the night :) The apple tart was the cutest thing ever and I think that thing on the spoon was sherbet?  That was a bit weird, but the white chocolate was heaven. Absolute heaven.


Pineapple carpaccio, lemon verbena, sorbet, frozen lemon marshmallow

frozen marshmallow = awesome tasty :)


Roasted baby beetroot, goats cheese, walnut crumble

This dish made me cry.. I did not like it unfortunately. Trying to cut the delicate pastry around the goats cheese was fun though :) And it was not wasted, as my friend readily scoffed the remainder from my plate up.


Honey and milk mousse, mango brulee, cara crakine crunch

This was served with cracked cacao nib and vanilla sea salt. The vanilla sea salt was weird tasting on the dessert, but smelt nice. But I prefer my desserts sweet, and salt free. This was perfect to end on! much tastiness to be had all around. nom nom nom. A few members of my table didn’t finish theirs off.. those fools! I stole it alllllll

Nougat bar + banana caramel bar

Okay, I’m not a fan of nougat.. this was my first time trying it. It was very chewy. the banana caramel bar is super sweet, and the taste of banana hits you like BAM! Good if you feel like indulging… or over-indulging during heavy exam periods >_<

I would have to say that this was worth my $85. It was a good experience, as I’d neither had a dessert degustation before, nor tried Bathers’ Pavilion. I must make an effort to go there and try the food for real though.

Bathers’ Pavilion
4 The Esplanade
Balmoral, NSW 2088
T: (02) 9969 5050
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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

So all my visits to sugar hit have been spur of the moment. If I find myself with nothing to do at night I’d drop by one and hope there’s a table. As a result they’ve all been taken with my iPhone camera :(

So just in case any one was wondering what was in the Shangri-La sugar hit, here it is.

 Lemon macaron, Pistachio rice pudding, opera cake, chocolate bavarois and chocolate, whisky candy bar, and cherry tart

I started with the pistachio one, thinking that I wouldn’t like the taste at all, but I was wrong. It would be hard to pick a favourite from this, I’ve thought about it over and over since I visited 2 weeks ago. I often find myself trying to find the time and dedication to trek up that huge hill to go back and order this sugar hit again. I’ve been to 5 thus far, and this was my first and favourite one. I loved the red Brown Brothers dessert wine it was paired with. None of the other sugar hits I’ve been to has served that wine, even though they really should have. It went perfectly with the chocolates on the plate.

yum :)

Shangri-La Hotel
176 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, Sydney
T: (02) 9250 6000