Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie @ Balmain, Sydney

Blame it on Masterchef but the first thing on our mind when we reached Sydney was Adriano Zumbo and his desserts. A quick search on the internet and a click or two on the GPS and we were headed to their original outlet in Balmain. 


Half expecting that they would have at least a table or two and 2 chairs or 3, we were disappointed to see a narrow outlet which had their air con on full blast (to presumably keep the desserts cold). Walk in to the display of desserts and you forgive everything. 


With all the desserts you see on Masterchef, every item seems very complicated with different components and if I had my way (or my wallet had its way), I would have tried everything. 


Despite being as sensible as possible, we still bought half a dozen of macarons and two desserts before hopping away happily.  


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Yum yum.

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Despite the hype surrounding these babies, there were good but not exactly mind blowing. Maybe its because I was never into them or never ate them enough to like them. The flavours were all out of this world from chocolate chili, lime mojito, cola, lychee and etc.

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His individual desserts were more like our cup of tea. With funky names, so funky I can't seem to remember whether it was "nuts about something" or "crazy peanuts" (but I am pretty sure there was a nut or peanut in the name), we were drooling. the far left had 4 components with different textures and flavours, from chocolate, peanut butter and mango, this was awesome. The sphere was a choux pastry with bubble tea cream and was equally crazy in the mouth. 


If this was near my house, we would be eating desserts every other night so long as they keep changing the menu. 


Address and contact details:  

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie on Urbanspoon


Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Their individual desserts with different components and textures look and taste the bomb and definitely something that you wouldn't want to replicate at home.

8 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

Wow, every night if this is near your house?!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Hahaha...if this was near your house, you might have to buy new clothes. ;P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: haha why not? unless they close.

bbabe: everything have to buy a couple of sizes bigger!

eiling lim said...

wow the flavours are indeed interesting. such a good selection.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: yeah not your everyday flavours!

msihua said...

No such thing as sensible when it comes to Zumbo :)

babe_kl said...

so lucky to get to eat his extravagant creations! we can just watch on youtube or telly :p

Xin Nian Kuai Le from my family to yours... May the year of the dragon bring you much happiness, prosperity and good health!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: happy CNY to u and your family. yeah i know i have been watching zumbo on telly all this while too!

msihua: i realised! =)