Disclaimer: I was invited to the winter menu preview event by San Churro and Haystac with food and drinks provided for free. Please note this is not a review but rather a post about my experience. For a previous visit click here.
Winter is coming with San Churro releasing a winter menu today (Monday 31/3/14) in all their stores. I was invited to their Gouger St VIP preview for an epic 5 course chocolate degustation menu. This event was actually filled with mostly customers who had won a facebook competition for their chance to have a sneak peak – a sweet gesture imo :)
The first course started off with the innocently looking enough cinnamon breakfast churro. Braided churros pastry deep fried to a crispy crunch that was still piping hot. Dusted with cinnamon to be a bit more ‘breakfast’ like – it did feel a bit like eating a cinnamon donut.
Cinnamon Breakfast Churro ($4.95)
San Churro has definitely picked up on the salted caramel hype where they are not only releasing a salted caramel sundae but also an iced salted caramel and a salted chocolate coconut drink. The salted chocolate coconut drink was literally like a liquefied bounty bar with it’s blend of milk chocolate, shredded salted coconut and dark chocolate chips. The iced salted caramel was very milky with a slight hint of sweetness and small kick of salt – to me it needed more salt to be salted caramel rather than caramel/milk. Made up of vanilla ice-cream, milk, dulce de luche and topped with whipped cream and flakes of chocolate.
Salted Chocolate Coconut ($8.50) and Iced Salted Caramel ($6.50)
Two new sundaes are also released – yes, winter and icecream do go together ;) The cookies and cream was a hit for me with it’s creamy yet floppy white chocolate icecream, crunchy chocolate biscuit, chewy macaron pieces and warm chocolate fudge. Instead of cookie parts becoming soggy and melding into the icecream, the cookie crumbs here were still crunchy and gave a subtle chocolate biscuit flavour. The salted caramel sundae was constructed out of white chocolate icecream with salted caramel fudge, melted milk chocolate and crushed choc malt balls – more tame in flavours with a hint of salted caramel only found in the fudge.
Cookie & Cream Sundae ($11.95) and Salted Caramel Sundae ($11.95)
A mighty beast to tackle, yes I’m talking about the chocolate volcano – warm and soft chocolate pudding with a gooey chocolate lava center served with vanilla icecream. So rich D:
Chocolate Volcano ($11.95)
A new Spanish hot chocolate recipe is also being released called El Grande. It was like drinking thick melted chocolate straight up and topped with crushed malt balls (tasted like maltesers) or chocolate biscuit crumble for a bit of crunch. There is also a marshmallow topping available.
El Grande with Marshmallow, Crushed Malt or Chocolate Biscuit Crumble Topping ($6.95)
A big thank you to San Churros Gouger St and Elise for inviting and hosting such a lovely evening. An interesting new menu with an epic 5 course – my favourites of the meal were the breakfast churros and the cookies and cream sundae :)
Disclaimer: I was invited to the winter menu preview event by San Churro and Haystac with food and drinks provided for free. Please note this is not a review but rather a post about my experience.