During our weekend trip up north to the Hunter Valley wine country, we had afternoon tea at this dessert bar called:
Sabor in the Hunter:
- Website: http://www.saborinthehunter.com.au/
- Address: 319 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
- Open: Fri and Sat (10am – 10pm), Sun (10am – 5pm or earlier if sold out), public holiday Mons (10-4pm).
- Features: desserts, coffee, light meals
Like many places in the Hunter Valley, the Sabor was situated on a big piece of land! Next door was a little house with a barking cattle dog (chewing up a ball) and birdhouses hanging by the front door.
Anyway, the red roofed place is the Sabor. As you can see, seating inside and out! But since it was a cold/sprinkling day, we went inside…
Here’s a picture of the chocolates on offer, but it doesn’t really capture the MAGNITUDE and MULTITUDE of desserts available behind the bar! These are all showcased and look very big and very yummy – why oh why are our stomachs so small!
The prices range $10 upwards with differences for takeaway/ eat in and pairings with wine.
Since the desserts are quite big, we opt for a tasting platter to maximise what we can try. From the end, it appears to be:
- Layered cake with chocolate and caramel (I think) topped with a gold coloured nut
- Lemon meringue tart
- Strawberry mousse (I think) with chocolate curl, strawberry
- Pistachio thing….not too sure….
Each was quite nice (particularly 4 and 5), but we got full too easily. We saw some other people eating a whole tasting plate to themselves! :O
We also ordered hot drinks to warm up from the cold day. Here is my honey dew green hot tea. See that steam? Hot hot!
D2D also got his usual flat white.
Sabor in the Hunter is definitely a nice spot to treat yourself to some dessert after a long day of driving and wine-ing! It’s also right next to the historic Gillies Bridge where you can take some photos (but don’t get run over!).
What else is around:
- Emerson’s (restaurant) which we blogged about before.
- Many vineyards offering tastings and sales – we went to Hungerford Hill Wines, Tempus Two, Tatler Wines, and a few others but you start to lose count…
- Hunter Valley Gardens – $26 entry, but beautiful display gardens set over 60 acres
- Many fudge, chocolate, cheese and meats shops!