Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier - The Star - Sydney, Australia.

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie

A dessert train??? Yes, you heard correctly.  A dessert train at Adriano Zumbo Patisserie, located in The Star Casino, is one of the first that I know of in Sydney. 

I've been a long time fan of the macarons from Adriano Zumbo, having queued up a few times when he celebrated his birthday with Macaron Day to try out the plethora of flavours on offer. My favourite macarons are the salted caramel and salted butter popcorn. Oh how delicious they are. The size of the macarons seem have to shrunk or gotten smaller over the years and I don’t recall them being as good as they use to be.

Bright, bright colours and neon lights fill the walls and I feel like I’m watching a scene from 'Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory' movie. There is not only a patisserie but also a dessert train, where they make fresh desserts on the premises and you can view them in action. The space isn’t huge but there is enough seating to accommodate for 16 diners. We chose to go after dinner and ended up waiting half an hour or so. By the time we left there was no queue.

The chefs place the desserts on a conveyor belt and they usually make a few of the same and a selected number of desserts depending on how busy it is. Lucky for us, it was busy, so the turnover meant fresh desserts. I was amazed at the intricate details of the desserts on those little plates and the effort put in. Alternatively, you can order from their menu.

If you've been to a sushi train before, they charge by plate colours. All dessert plates on the train are now $7.00 with the exception of the macaron plates which costs $10.00.

The ‘Iles Flottanes ($7.00)’ was one of our favourites for the night. A hollow pavlova shell filled with delicious caramel and vanilla sauce.

The ‘Baked Chocolate and Orange Tart ($7.00)’ was a nice tasting tart but was a bit too sour and heavy handed on the orange flavour. There was nothing about it that screamed amazing.

The ‘Pistachio Crème Au Caramel ($7.00)’was light and refreshing to the palate. We also enjoyed this and the accompanying sauce. 

The 'Chocolate Fondant ($7.00)' was oozing with chocolate and was scrumptious. Not overly rich but just right with the bitterness of the chocolate. 

The ‘Apple Crumble Rice Pudding ($7.00)’ looked appealing but wasn't chosen as it was hard to share. We saw it go round and round in circles.

The ‘Cappuccino ($3.50)’ was a great made coffee. It had the right amount of froth, wasn't overly runny and the coffee was strong.

Their drinks and ice-cream were also really decent priced and my friends couldn't contain their excitement and ordered some ice-cream at the end even though we were already in a sugar coma. I had a try of it myself and found it a bit too sweet. It was served in a nice little cone.

Definitely recommended going not only for the novelty factor but some of the desserts do taste great, depending on what is available on the day. The only negative was the lack of variety and it is expensive if you have too many. 

No reservations are taken so be prepared to wait during busy times.Please note the dessert train is only open from Friday to Sunday. 

Shop 1, Cafe Court,
The Star,
80 Pyrmont St,
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Opening Hours – Patisserie
Monday 11am – 10pm
Tuesday to Thursday 11am – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 11am – Midnight
Sunday 11am – 9pm

Opening Hours – Dessert Train
Monday to Thursday – Closed
Friday 6pm – 11:30pm
Saturday 2pm – 11:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 6:30pm


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