117 Macquarie Street, Sydney
+61 2 9240 1369
Upon Natasha’s suggestion, nine sugar-craving women set off to the InterContinental to try the high tea sample plate on offer during October (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm).
Along the way we encountered evidence of Sydney's moth plague (every building was blackened with swarms of resting moths) but we persevered and made it to our destination, where I was pleased to discover that this sample plate was actually cheaper than a Sugar Hit.
For $15 you get three scrumptious little treats and a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate:
Dried fruit and candied rind brought a slight Christmas flavour to crumbly biscuit crescents. I was sceptical that I’d like this part of the tasting plate but it turned out to be my favourite.
Dark, soft chocolate ganache sticks, infused with hazelnut, melted in the mouth.
Cappuccino Sponge Cup
I’m not sure where the “sponge” part of the name came from since the dessert was a cup-shaped dark chocolate shell filled with rich coffee flavoured mousse. Regardless of the mislabelling, it was very good.
It’s just too bad they are renovating the central courtyard and vintage elevators during the day since the noise quite disruptive.
Otherwise, pleasant and efficient service coupled with good dessert and a nice cuppa.
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