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Finally, Zumbo. The mother land. The place where my dreams come true. I am an honest-to-goodness sweet tooth, and as such, have been positively busting to try the infamous Zumbo’s sugary delights. As such, I don’t believe this post needs much introduction, let me just show you a photographic representation of Sous-Jeff and I’s Zumbo journey…
Ok, so I’m gonna be honest here, this was Sous-Jeff’s choice; while I just wanted to get involved in the sugary side of the cafe, Sous-Jeff insisted on something savoury to kick it all off. I’m glad I decided to take a few bites. Oh. My. God. This pie was amazing!!!!!!!!! Up until this point, I was under the belief that the Beechworth Bakery were the makers of the greatest chicken leek pie ever, but I have to say, Zumbo has them covered. And as amazing as the sweets to follow were, this was actually the highlight and my favourite taste of Zumbo!
This little delight was a macadamia dacquoise, macadamia praline mousse, vanilla chantilly, pear tatin and macadamia nougatine concoction. Ummm yeah, it was delicious. Especially that little tube sitting pretty up top.
Couldn’t really go past something that involved pâte sucrée, peanut vanilla caramel, milk chocolate mousse peanut nougatine. Glad we didn’t. It had a strong burnt caramel after taste, beautifully golden pastry shell, and soft gooey centre. Yum.
And finally, the famous macarons – I went with a salted caramel, and a raspberry shortcake.
The salted caramel tasted like most other salted caramel macarons I’ve had, but I was super impressed with the raspberry shortcake – it was absolutely perfect! And it really tasted like shortcake!!
All in all, the macarons were a good, high standard of delicious, the cakes were amazing, but fairly comparable to Burch and Purchese. But that pie… wow…. absolutely incredible… just wow…