Sunday, 16 September 2012

Zumbo at The Star, Sydney

I finally made it! I have been waiting to try Zumbo's macarons for as long as I knew about them. At The Star, Zumbo goes one step further by having a dessert train! It's awesome! Think sushi train but with dessert ;)

If you're lucky enough to be around from 6-8pm Wednesday to Saturday you can attend 'Sugar Daddy' ie happy hour! During Sugar Daddy pink and white plates are $4, while black plates are $8.

There are two ways you can go about eating the macarons on the dessert train, you can pick a random plate and try and guess the flavours which is a fairly amusing game, or you can go and select a plate from the cabinet. I went for the latter and chose salted butter popcorn, rum & coke, vegemite and pancakes with maple syrup.

Clockwise from back left. Vegemite, salted butter popcorn, rum & coke, pancakes with maple syrup.

I LOVED the salted butter popcorn, as did everyone else who tried it. My second favourite was the vegemite as it was not so sweet. Rum and coke was interesting (in a good way), however I did not really like the pancake one as it was super sweet. Actually in Zumbo's defence I never order pancakes so it was unlikely it was going to be my favourite!

Other macarons available that day included blackened vanilla, salted caramel, malted milk custard crunch, peach iced tea and dark chocolate.

Now I couldn't just sample the macarons so I chose one dessert from the train. It was a splice and it was pretty good, although I preferred the macarons. Most of the desserts that night were chocolate based which isn't really my thing. I think in total there were 5 desserts going around which I thought was a little on the meagre side however it was a Thursday so I guess not super busy.

Of course there are still all the other amazing Zumbo cakes and pastries on offer in addition to soft serve. You can also get takeaway.

All in all I loved it! The shop itself is amazing! It's the closest i'll ever get to Willy Wonka's! In terms of the dessert train I guess it's something fun to do with a group of friends but the selection isn't all that great.

If only there was a Zumbo Patisserie in Melbourne!

Sarah xx