Guylian Chocolate Cafe, The Rocks

                      Chocolate is undoubtedly the universal language of love.

Take a step back in history to 1960 where the lovers, Guy Foubert and Liliane, got married. It wasn’t long until the birth of the famed Belgian Chocolaterie - Guylian (pronounced Gee·Lee·An; ‘Gee’ rhymes with ‘sea’).

Late last night out of spontaneity, it was decided that the boy & I would paint the town & get ourselves a Sugar Hit to kick-off the first night of the Sydney International Food Festival, SIFF.  Since it was already 10:15pm, I figured the smart idea would be to call and see when the last dessert orders were being taken - didn’t want to be disappointed :) Most places take their last order around 10:30pm so be sure to call ahead! Luckily for us, Guylian was staying open until midnight and last orders were taken at 11:45pm.

After rushing to get dressed and finding parking nearby we were finally seated by 11:30pm. Without wasting anymore time, we ordered one Sugar Hit ($20) special, sat back and relaxed. While we were waiting, I rummaged through my bag to take my camera out so I would be ready take photos .. *jaw drops* oh no! *whimper* .. low batteries :O nooooo! I must have jinxed myself since I was muttering about the boy not bringing his camera as back-up in any case my camera would be out of battery -.- so please excuse the photo quality as I resorted to using his iphone.

                                  brown brothers cienna
Brown Brothers - Cienna & Cabernet (Cienna & Cabernet grapes grown in Victoria, Australia) *love love love*
Tastes similar: Korean Black Raspberry Wine - Bohae Bokbunjajoo (non-sparkling)

Our waitress describes it as "Sweet, sparkling wine with raspberries" mm..I’m sold already! The first sip brings me weak to my knees ♥ Cienna is my kind of summer love! It’s a light sparkling ruby red wine with the aromas of fresh raspberries and red currants. Although it is quite sweet, it is balanced by the acidity from the fruit leaving a refreshing sensation. All for me since the boy was driving! Best served chilled by the poolside :D
                                  Grand Forest
Guylian’s Grand Forest - baked chocolate cake layered with Grand Marnier strawberry, Kirsch dark cherries & raspberry crème patisserie + strawberry popping chocolate

Normally I’m not a chocolate kind of girl but the boy is a slave to chocolate! I loved the combination of the Grand Marnier soaked strawberry & chocolate layered cake with the crispy hazelnut crêpe (the mini chocolate weetbix-looking bits). Moist, not too sweet with a bit of crunch. On the chocolate stick there was a small amount of sea salt - just enough to soften the chocolate’s bitterness. The strawberry popping chocolate reminds me of Framboise Kit Kat with popping candy, tasty! Half-way through the Grand Forest, I decide to get another dessert.. one can never have enough :)
                                   Golden Treasure
Golden Treasure - Saffron honey mousse & ginseng bavarois w/ layers of crispy hazelnut crêpe & olive oil sponge

If you’re not an avid chocolate fan like me, Golden Treasure ($14.50) might be your cup of tea. The saffron is a lovely infusion as it enhances the sweetness of the honey smoothing the after-taste of ginseng. One thing I haven’t mentioned is the raspberry coulis - absolute to die for!

As I savour the last few bites, I look across and I am immersed in my own world reading about the history of Guylian. It’s midnight and all the other customers have long gone but our waitress kindly advises us to take our time. All the waitresses are very friendly, attentative & knowledgeable (asked so many questions & chit-chatted a bit) and has definitely made my night wonderful!

Love is the sweetest dessert anyone can order!
                                                                       Guylian is their love story for us to enjoy ♥

Guylian Cafe - http://www.guyliancafe.com.au/
91 George St
The Rocks

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