How Sweet It Is
Ever since I visited Adriano Zumbo’s pâtisserie at Manly I’ve been dreaming of his amazing zumbarons and incredible cakes. When I found out that not only was I going back to Sydney but I was going to be just a 10 minute drive from the great man’s newest store at Waverley, I was so excited. A cake-lovers expedition was at the top of the weekend’s agenda!
In my imagination I could see myself as Adriano’s right hand beaver: pâtissier extraordinaire, creating decadent desserts for food fanatics everywhere. Perhaps I could create some beaver-inspired zumbaron flavours for his next recipe book…
That was until I looked in the cake cabinet. Why bake when the hard work had already been done for me? My lunch menu was decided.
Second course – Dirty Dani – caramel crème Chantilly, passionfruit crème, salted caramel mou, hazelnut dacquoise, caramel crunch all balanced between milk chocolate plaques. It tasted even more astonishing than it looked.
Third course – zumbarons – choc cherry, mojito, fingerbun, caramel au beurre sale, liquorice…
It’s just as well I don’t live 10 minutes’ drive from any of Adriano’s stores. My lederhosen would soon be bursting at the seams!
Adriano, I’m your number one fan!