19 Keilor Road
Was invited to indulge my senses here by my cousin Thanh: ieatthereforeiam.blogspot.com.
Croissants d’amande (almond) – slightly crispy shell with a divine light texture (a little different from your average flaky croissant, err-ing slightly on cake-like; just enough to keep the almonds from sagging like a biscuit), subtle aromas of unsalted butter, and my beloved custard filling… ah heaven!!
Brioches d’abricot et d’amande (apricot brioche) – almost an airy bouyancy about it (heaps of butter + eggs) with a little apricot tart’ness – one bite after the next, just can’t help myself.
Brioche savoury pizza – a savoury brioche, to my surprise a delight on the tastebuds. The base had the texture of a fluffy cake, contrasted by flavours of savoury pesto + Prosciutto.
Macarons – lemon, pistachio, rose water, hazelnut – fantastic flavours, slightly chewy with a crunchy shell.They also make a good latte. Was a pleasure speaking with Neil, his wife & daughter, incredibly welcoming, telling us stories from the past, showing us the kitchen (such a small kitchen for such nice food), sharing some of Neil’s principles in his pastries & cakes.
Food rating: 17.5/20 will be back for more!! =)