Pierre only does Thursday evening’s at Cafe Rosamond… there are no bookings and you pretty much rock up from 7pm-11pm and try to get a place. There is no set menu, and Pierre concocts up a different tasting menu every Thursday…
Once seated, the cool staff (it is Fitzroy after all), will introduce you to the night ahead with a choice of 1, 2 or 3 courses ($20, $30 and $40 respectively) with an additional 4th course (highly recommended)… dessert test tubes ($9)
It was a bit funny with the Boy and I tipping our heads back, and, …err… sucking hard at one end of the tube for the taste explosion to come through… it was well WORTH it… the Boy kept going on and on about how similar the idea was to Heston Blumenthal’s (Fat Duck) Alice in Wonderland experiment… *sigh*
Next up, we had a mix plate of frozen kiwi cubes, Feijoa, plum wine jelly and cardammon.
Poor Pierre, I made him repeat Feijoa over and over and he just spelt it for me. I’ve never heard of it… Have you?
There was a round chocolate mousse ball with little fizzle pops (which I mistakenly thought was cocoa pops) and the fizzing and crackling going on in my mouth with the chocolate was just the best experience ever… that was a real fun surprise!
A fun night, and I will definitely return on another Thursday night… Can’t wait for the next tube tasting!
Food/ Cuisine: Contemporary Desserts
Overall Food Rating: 8/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7/10
Service/ Attitude: 8/10 (NEW RATING FEATURE!!!)
Value for money: 8/10
191 Smith Street
Cafe Rosamond is open
NOTE: Pierre Roelof’s Dessert Evenings are ONLY on Thursday evenings from 7pm-11pm
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