Pancakes for dinner. Purple lipstick. Naked yoga. Not everything needs a damn reason, and why should it? Life’s too short for justifying your #YOLO tendencies. It’s also too short for bad booze, making Chambord’s decadent berry flavours your ultimate partner in crime. And while we’re on the subject of delicious things you don’t need a reason to indulge in? Here are six treats combining foods that probably shouldn’t go together but you should try regardless #BecauseNoReason. Face it — reasons are really just excuses anyway.
Gelato Sliders at Cloud 9 Chocolate Café
A time before dessert sandwiches is not a time any of us would like to go back to. Lucky it’s 2014, Cloud 9 Chocolate Café has landed in Newtown, and something called the Gelato Slider has been born. #Blessed. You can choose between 12 gelato flavours and 9 kinds of cookies or brownies for “buns,” giving you a grand total of 108 combinations so far. Do with that information what you will.
Snow Egg at Quay
Peter Gilmore’s majestic Snow Egg is a national treasure. It’s right up there with Cathy Freeman and the Great Barrier Reef, and slightly above Russell Crowe. Encased in a malt biscuit shell and perched on an icy bed of guava granita, this thing looks equally likely to contain the foetus of a mythical beast as it does custard apple and poached meringue. Don’t try to hatch anything though – that would be weird, and a waste of really good food.
Chocolate Dumplings at Charlie Dumpling
Ever heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none”? Yeah, Charlie doesn’t have that problem. Neither does Chef Dylan Roberts, who fills these dough globes with melted milk chocolate, impales them on skewers, sprinkles them with chilli sugar and serves them up with a raspberry sorbet Why? #BecauseNoReason. And also because it’s about time Asian desserts weren’t considered gross.
Beaver Tail at The Hills
Cronuts? So 2013. The latest upcycled pastry hybrid to get jazzed about is here, and it involves Oreos. We’re talking about the Beaver Tail, which is basically a big flat doughnut rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with #BecauseNoReason combos (so far it’s Oreo and dulce de leche or Nutella and honeycomb chunks.) This is what Dominique Ansel might have invented if someone hot-boxed his kitchen.
Salted Caramel Ice Cream Churros Taco at Acland Street Cantina
Salted caramel? Good. Ice cream? Good… Yeah, we know Friends proved this logic doesn’t work for everyone, but Acland Street Cantina’s most schizophrenic menu item is no beef trifle. Acland pipes Churros flat to make “tacos” then tops them with a blob of the salty sweet ice cream, dulce de leche sauce, and crunchy praline pieces. They’ve basically just beaten Mexico at its own dessert game. #Awkward.
White Chocolate & Raspberry Sour with Silverback Twist Cocktail
Ok so the name is a mouthful in itself, but what a delicious mouthful it is. The zing of lemon juice, sweet crushed raspberries, egg whites for that frothy texture and the kapow that kicks it all up a notch, Chambord. It’s like a strawberry milkshake for grown-ups, but oh so much naughtier than that. Sprinkle with grated chocolate, drop in some berries and drink up. But wait… we bet you’re wondering where the Silverback Twist comes in? Press play to find out!
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