Thursday, February 13, 2014

Adriano Zumbo Patissier, South Yarra

My former Pilates instructor, Emilia, is back intermittently from maternity leave.  Being a genius, she suggested that we have a Zumbo cake party at one of our classes with treats from the newish Adriano Zumbo store in South Yarra.  I decided to seize the day on Monday, and even though Emilia was not in, I went for a Zumbo splurge for our Pilates class, and asked Loz, our instructor, to save a couple of pieces for Emilia.

I was pleased when I visited the store after 5.30pm on a Monday afternoon that they hadn't sold out of everything.  In fact, there was way too much choice.  In the end, I plumped for The Annoying Orange ($9), based on its extraordinary appearance:

The layers of The Annoying Orange are flourless chocolate cake, orange caramel, olive sable, chocolate & clove mousse, orange & white chocolate jam. And yes, the stalk is edible (it's chocolate). Doesn't it look fabulous inside:

The clove layer had a real kick in the tail and takes over from the initial orange hit.

I also purchased the Apple Fields ($9) because it sounded delicious:

The Apple Fields comprises malt shortbread, sunflower praline crunch, honey cremeaux, sunflower chiffon cake, roasted apple jelly compote and apple mousse.  Here's a peek inside:

I thought that there was pop rocks in there because of the distinct crunch - perhaps it was the sunflower seeds.

Of course, we had to have a Zonut (Adriano's take on the Cronut) ($5), and that day's flavour was chocolate banana: 

There was loads of oozing chocolate and mashed banana inside:

It was actually tastier than I thought it would be - not at all greasy and heavy.

For later, I purchased two Zumbarons ($2.50 each) - a fingerbun and a pandan sticky rice:

They look so good, I can't wait to try them.

There is nowhere to sit in the store, which is just a narrow hole in the wall; however, outside, there are two marshmallow goo chairs around a table on which to enjoy your treat, if you so desire.  The marshmallow stuff is rubbery in consistency - I had to know.

My trip to Zumbo was a romp through fairyland, as it always is, and it was fun to share the treats with my Pilates class.

Adriano Zumbo Patissier
14 Claremont St
South Yarra VIC 3141


Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

Your Pilates class sounds like mine - at Christmas we had champilates ;)

Thanks for the tour of Zumbo - I really enjoyed checking one of the Sydney ones out when I was home at Christmas!

2paw said...

Oh, thank you for the look inside the wonderful creations!!! They are so beautiful.

Johanna GGG said...

sounds like a great pilates class - the zumbo creations sound amazing - maybe one day I will get there - at least south yarra is closer than sydney :-)