Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier
80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
Finally we get to go to Zumbo! Before they opened one up at Pyrmont it was too difficult to go to their Balmain or Rozelle stores so I always made do with other macarons. But this time, I wanted to come here to order a birthday cake as well as try some of the ZUMBARONS!
Of course I had to take a photo of/with Adriano! We asked the other workers if we could ask him to come out to take a photo and she said he was too busy! =O And why is there a "Dine In" sign there when you can't even dine in there! Except for the Dessert Train which is not open at all hours =/
It looks like a Chemistry lab or something - like a real like Willy Wonka! The product of each formula makes different flavoured macarons =)
And various desserts on display =)
I wanted to inspect the macaron flavours carefully before I ordered but the waiter kept asking me if I was ready to order and I felt really rushed =/ why can't I just enjoy the atmosphere of it all! And there are no tables there to eat so it's all takeaway which is not very patron friendly =/
We ended up ordering 2 Zumbarons to share - Salted Butter Caramel and Peach Iced Tea $2.50 each
The Salted Caramel one was actually too salty for my liking - and I normally LOVE salted caramel! The Peach Iced Tea one was quite tasty - refreshing flavours though I can't say I can taste the "iced tea" component of it =P The macarons have a perfectly crispy meringue top and beautiful feet - if only I could master it!
We also got a V8 Vanilla - 8 layers of vanilla $10 to share.
Beautiful layers! Not sure if I could really taste the 8 layers but it was delicious - and very rich, lucky we shared it between the 3 of us =P There were cake layers, mousse layers, crunchy layers, a salty layer - it was delicious eaten all together, a bit of everything! Would have been cool of the "adrianozumbo" plaque was made from chocolate as well or something though =)
I had preordered a cake to celebrate my brother's 21st birthday =) I was choosing between the Decorated Fondant Bar Cake - A chocolate fondant bar cake covered with macarons, chocolate, meringue and strawberries and the Happy Birthday Cake - Flourless chocolate biscuit, chocolate sabayon mousse, ultimate chocolate brownie, caramel mou, milk chocolate chantilly and cocoa nib nougatine with a White chocolate and Passionfruit glaze.
We went for the Decorated Fondant Bar Cake $29.50 'cause it looks nicer ^^
The Fondant cake was sooo rich! Could only eat a tiny slice at a time - needed some of the meringue and macarons to break up the sweetness =P It's not quite a mud cake but not quite a mousse either - kinda something in between =)
I also got some more Zumbarons for them to try - (in order) Watermelon & Orange, Passionfruit & Tonka Bean, Blackened Vanilla, Salted Butter Popcorn and Salted Butter Caramel (again).
I loved the Blackened Vanilla and the Salted Butter Popcorn - very original flavours and very delicious! REALLY tasted like blackened vanilla and popcorn - amazing =) Wish I had room to try one of each! For only $2.50 each, given that it's one of the best macarons around, it's really well worth the money! Definitely worth it more than the $3.00 Lindt Delices!
If I lived in Sydney I would definitely frequent Zumbo's Patissier!
9/10 - delicious desserts! Well that's what they're famous for here =)
1/5 - felt like they really rushed us when we were choosing the macaron flavours, I just wanted to read them properly before I decided what I wanted! =(
1/5 - no tables there for patrons to eat is a real downside, we had to bring our desserts to the foodcourt to enjoy =/