Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie

Adriano Zumbo, the king of the macarons (or Zumbarons in this case...), has finally opened an outlet in Melbourne! It was definitely time to see what the fuss was all about...

Of course I had to try some macarons. The flavours of the Zumbarons change regularly but today we chose the ‘Passionfruit and basil’ and the ‘Salted butter caramel on toast’ ($2.50 each). Both Zumbarons exploded with flavour and were absolutely delicious. The salted butter caramel Zumbaron was rich and luxurious but I preferred the passionfruit one. The basil and passionfruit made a lovely combination and was lovely and zingy. 

I was also keen to try a Zonut ($5.00). A Zonut is Zumbo’s version of a cronut. If you don’t know already, a cronut is a croissant-donut hybrid originally created by Dominique Ansel in New York. It became quite the world-wide sensation with many people creating their own knock-offs. Today’s Zonut flavour was Cherry Ripe.

Imagine some really greasy fish and chips. Now times that by five... That is how greasy my Zonut was. The first bite was delightful but so much oil squeezed out of the thing, running between my fingers and dripping off onto the cardboard tray. Really it was quite unpleasant but maybe they were just having a bad day in the kitchen... Neither of us were big fans of this creation, with the uneaten half ending up in the bin.

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie has lots of other cakes and pastries for you to sample as well. I thought they were very good value and will be back to taste some of the other lovely Zumbaron flavours. Maybe not the ‘Pie and Sauce’ Zumbaron though...


Address: 12 -14 Claremont St, South Yarra, VIC

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