So for starters we had a Lentil and ham hock terrine with Dijon and cornichons (a type of gherkin)… $18
Whilst the terrine was fabulous and went really well with the crispy toasted bread, the Dijon mustard really didn’t add much to the flavouring or the dish
Next we had a serving of Home smoked salmon classically garnished (served with egg, capers & creme fraiche $ 17)
This was delicious, but again it wasn’t outstanding or special… and the toasted white bread that came with it was a bit err.. over buttery
We were quite pleased with the service at this stage, our nice waittress checked on us often enough (but not intrusively) and continuously topped up our water!
|A snapshot of dinner|
But I was eager to eat my dinner quickly as I knew that dessert was on the way! And what a spectacular round of dessert it was…
|Million Dollar Bullet $22|
First up was the Million Dollar Bullet and boy did it look a Million BUCKS! The chocolate was really dense and intense…. the licorice ice-cream was an absolute divine pairing with the intensity of the chocolate… just amazing really…
|Snow White & Rose Red $18|
The Snow White and Rose Red arrived with a pair of beautiful Meringue Wings (I wish I could do that) and sugared rose petals…
Ms Fashionista commented that it reminded her of “Air Bandung” (which directly translated means Bandung Water –> as in the place in Indonesia)… Air (pronounced, ah-ye) Bandung is a rose syrup milk drink…
I didn’t think about the similarities until she pointed it out.. I’d rather have this dessert tho 🙂
And finally, to the Snickers (caramel parfait paired with salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate mousse) ..
The dessert that brought me back here not once, but 3 times!
The dessert that stumped the Masterchef contestants in the second season…
The dessert that has made it into the top 5 most memorable desserts in Victoria…
Is it worthy of all those accolades? Yes, and much much more…
I know quite a lot has been written about this.. but clearly I have to have my say in this as well… A mouthful of this dessert is equivalent to jam-packing a whole Snickers bar into your mouth…
The tempered chocolate snapped with a resounding “crack”.
The salted peanut caramel… MmMmmm…. the salted peanut caramel… remembering it almost makes me want to drive over there right now and buy a few…
I asked the Boy (two weeks after this visit), if he would return and pay $19 for another Snickers.. and he immediately replied, “Of course!”… Apparently I was asking a redundant question…
Read more about other visits here:
Breakfast & Lunch
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Modern Australian
Dining Style: Cafe/ Restaurant
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 8/10 (9/10 just for the desserts!!!!)
Restaurant ambiance: 8/10 (it was a lot quieter and less chaotic during dinner time)
Service/ Attitude: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10 (those desserts are hard to make!)
2 Acland Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182
Tel:(03) 9534 2922
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The desserts definitely had me going gaga from their photos alone! (Also love the name of the snow white one:)
I want that Snickers dessert now!
Love this series of posts – third time lucky, for sure.
haha this is so epic, 3 posts one after the other (and not only that its 3 separate visits)… sheer dedication and determination!
It's a pity the savoury foods aren't as spectacular, but one should keep in mind Philipa is a specialty pastry chef =).
Chanel: It is a definite must-try.. if you don't like it.. hey… you've tried it!
Injera: Wink wink.. #chotto
Almostalwaysravenous: It is a bit stalker-ish isn't it… but I had to!!
Yes.. must head back for snickers. that is all I want.
I'm such a sweet tooth – I get cranky when restaurants don't give me the dessert menu at the beginning, 'cause I always want to plan around dessert, like you have here! 🙂 The Snickers dessert sounds AMAZING but I particularly was the licorice ice cream 🙂
Oooh I really want to go here for the desserts now! I wish I lived closer -waaaah!
Penny: If you like chocolate, I suggest the Million dollar bullet
Hannah: The licorice ice-cream was what caught my attention when I put in the order
Lorraine: Yayy we have something you don't!
hehe well done on persisting with seeking out the snickers dessert 🙂 I guess timing was a pretty crucial factor on this one! thanks for documenting all three trips- it was a good read.