Day of Desserts

Completed: December 29, 2012

Technically this was never on the list but it was such an epic day of eating I just had to share. During my first trip to visit Anh during Christmas 2012, we only had 10 days to pack in a lot of eating, meeting Anh’s friends and family and trying to start our own holiday traditions.  This meant that often times we were going out for lunch and dinner and sometimes even cramming in extra meals as snacks.  This was one such day.

We started at Pony, which I’ve already blogged about here and is one of our favourites.  We shared a few small plates and then skipped right to dessert as the menu at the time didn’t have any inspiring mains.  Plus, there’s something very delightful about being able to say, “We’ll take one of each dessert, thank you!”

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Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Beef Tataki

Beef Tataki

Buffalo Mozzarella

Buffalo Mozzarella

Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Hummus and Grilled Flatbread

Hummus and Grilled Flatbread

Chorizo

Chorizo

Pavlova

Pavlova

Apple Tarte

Apple Tarte

Coconut and Tapioca Panna Cotta

Coconut and Tapioca Panna Cotta

Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse

Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

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After a quick lunch, we went to Bathers Pavilion Restaurant at Balmoral. I had seen an epic dessert from them on Instagram and after checking it was still on their menu we headed out there. Unfortunately we must have caught them between the changeover from lunch to dinner service and so we were directed to have a seat at their Cafe which serves basic quick eats for beach goers and did not have the dessert we were looking for. We had a plea (very nicely!) to the server if we could possibly have some desserts off the other menu and they were so accommodating to allow us to have the incredible desserts.

They were and perhaps remain the best desserts we have ever eaten, and inspired many envious and inquiring looks as they came out of the kitchen towards us.

Panna Cotta, Granola, Donut and Sorbet

Panna Cotta, Granola, Donut and Sorbet

Decontructed Mango Cheesecake - Including a mango gel , passionfruit and mango fruit juice spheres, white chocolate cone and mango sorbet

Decontructed Mango Cheesecake – Including a mango gel , passionfruit and mango fruit juice spheres, white chocolate cone and mango sorbet

White Chocolate Sphere filled with Mango Curd

White Chocolate Sphere filled with Mango Curd

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Finally, we ended the day with a Chinese feast with Anh’s friends and shared a fried ice cream (not pictured).

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