|Larios and lavender ice cream, flower crystals, alcoholic Turkish delight|
The alcoholic Turkish Delight, which was more like a jelly, was just delicious and much better than an ordinary Turkish Delight in my opinion. All the different fresh flowers, which have been baked and coated in sugar, were quite interesting as it added bitterness and texture to the dish and worked quite well with the sweetness of the other elements. So overall, this a well executed alcoholic dessert!
|Pliable chocolate ganache, cocoa crumbs and 3 alcoholic “puddings”|
The pliable chocolate ganache, which has been created using the recipe of 3-Michelin starred restaurant Alinea in Chicago, is smooth, rich and decadent . The twisting of the chocolate is a really cool visual effect. A Google search of what Alinea are able to achieve with their pliable chocolate ganache is truly stunning: it is a glossy rope of chocolate that can be twisted and knotted in any way they choose to. The cocoa crumbs add a nice texture and enhanced chocolate flavour to the dessert.
The menu says that there are 3 alcoholic “puddings”. At the moment there are 2 as Doug is looking for a third that will work well with the dessert. There is a alcoholic strawberry mousse, which is essentially an alcoholic version of the strawberry mousse on the ordinary dessert menu at Rabbit Hole. It was exactly as I remember the last time I had the strawberry mousse. It is really delicious and so, so light! It just evaporates the moment you put it in your mouth.
The other “pudding” are the sherry vinegar pearls. We were told to have the pearls with the chocolate ganache. Whilst the pearls provide a nice initial burst of flavour and alcohol, this was somewhat overpowered by the chocolate ganache. Overall, this dessert has a lot of potential as everything on the plate tasted great. This dessert too will be a winner once the right alcoholic elements have been worked out.
|Alcoholic coconut and lime jelly, Mt Gay Silver Pineapple mousse, toasted coconut and freeze dried pineapple|
After having those 3 desserts, both my wife and I were very satisfied. They were all so yummy and go down so easily. You don’t realise the amount of alcohol you are ingesting as the alcohol doesn’t kick in until much later. Once it did kick in, I felt energised and left with a pep in my step. I think Rabbit Hole are onto a good thing with the late night alcoholic dessert menu. It will be exciting to see what other desserts Doug and Tomoyuki come up with in the future!
Highlights: I really enjoyed the Larios and lavender ice cream. So yummy!
Lowlights: There really weren’t any lowlights, more things that could be tweaked. The level of alcohol could be turned up several notches in the chocolate dessert.
Overall: The concept of an alcoholic dessert menu is truly innovative and exciting. And it will only get better! 7.5/10 (Great)