So, it’s already the second week into the 2006 Good Food Month, and this is only just my first encounter for the year… I promise there will be more!
Bookings are essential, says the website. But are they really? I scored fabulous window seats, with a stunning view to Sydney Harbour and the Opera House -without a booking. The waiter introduced the Sugar Hit tasting plate, took away our dying candle for replacement, and ensured us that he would “remove” the cockaroach which was creeping beneath my seat. A good ten minutes later, he turns with a bottle of Brown Brothers Moscato. No candle, and no removal of the pest. The Moscato was beautiful, it was so refreshing, sweet and fruity.

GFM 06 - Sugar Hit - Park Hyatt - tasting plate

The tasting plate featured [left – right] the milk chocolate and caramel creme brulee, chocolate and saffron infused poached pear, and the milk chocolate and coconut parfait. The brulee was so good, I thought it deserved it’s own picture. The poached pear was subtly sweet and had a lovely soft grainy texture. The parfait on my plate actually collapsed… and tasted quite ordinary.

GFM 06 - Sugar Hit - Park Hyatt - Milk Choc Creme Brulee

The highlight… milk chocolate and caramel creme brulee. I love tiny servings of creme brulee because it means I end up getting a larger proportion of the caramelised sugar.
By the way, did I mentioned it was priced at only $15 including wine?
Sugar Hit is available 9 – 11pm every night during October – the Good Food Month.
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Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.


  1. oops. i thought i’d commented on this already. i saw it a few hours before we headed here for our hit so it was a nice sneak preview.
    looks like we got a much bigger portion size of the parfait. i guess it depends who’s on. we got lucky 🙂

  2. Hi there Ben – I love HKB too! Gorgeous location & scrumptious food 🙂
    Hey Julia – Thanks! The service seems like a hit & miss… but I cleaned up every little bit of my dessert tasting plate!
    Hi Helen – How good was the brulee! Maybe they gave you a double portion because it was a less-busy weekday night? Ah, I might just have to try it again 😛


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