The Smith | Taste of Melbourne Double Pass giveaways

This is a pretty epic post on a pretty epic month of November (THIS MONTH!). Time sure does fly when you’re busy! If you missed out on last year’s Taste of Melbourne, then don’t miss out this year! It promises to be bigger than before, with a whole list of new names and attractions all … Continue reading

Ganache Chocolate

250 Toorak Rd South Yarra, 3141 03 9804 7485 After a pleasant lunch at David’s, we popped down the road for a little sweet treat. With all those mouth-watering bite-size chocolates, I’m very surprised I did not have any… sigh. Hazelnut fan slice – had a superb nutty crunch of hazelnut with a smooth velvety milk … Continue reading

Cutler & Co. – dessert please

57 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 9419 4888 After a dinner gathering earlier at Royal Siam – at which I was reminded numerous times to not eat too-much so that there would be room for a sweet chapter – we headed to the outskirts of the CBD on the western end of Gertrude street. If not … Continue reading

Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie – visit 3

19 Keilor Road Essendon If I lived closer to Essendon, I’d be here every weekend for croissant fix – but I don’t =(. The other day Mr JL (who had heard heaps about this place, no doubt from me) asked whether I wanted to come with – duh yes! It seems to have become regular … Continue reading

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie (#2)

Westfield Doncaster store 1st floor, Kiosk 107 619 Doncaster Rd Doncaster, 3108 St Kilda Store 52 Fitzroy St St Kilda, 3182 City store Ground Level, GPO Cnr Burke & Elizabeth Streets Melbourne CBD Being wound up with all the other sleek cafe’s and dessert places all around Melbourne, I had neglected Cacao’s macarons for a … Continue reading

Al’s cooking – ‘PRIZE winning’ Double Chocolate Brownies

“A chocolate brownie is a flat, baked square or bar introduced in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. … [It is a] dense, rich chocolate cake, which is, in texture, like a cross between a cake and a cookie”. See: Wikipedia Having signed myself up for the Melbourne Blogger’s Mad-Hatter Event, … Continue reading

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