Monday, 3 March 2014

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie Review | Zumbo's Tim Tam creations | Autumn Scarf Dinners | Love from Oriental Venice @ David’s | Bindi rare collection wine event

Location: 12 -14 Claremont St South Yarra
Phone: 1800 858 611
Cuisine: Bakery, Desserts
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Australian and French-trained patissier, Adriano Zumbo is best known for his elaborate, delicious desserts and has developed a cult following thanks to a debut on MasterChef in 2010.
We enjoyed our visit to Zumbo’s Sydney patisseries and are glad to report that the Melbourne patisserie in South Yarra, which is the newest addition to the Adriano Zumbo family, lived up to expectations.
We tried a few cakes and desserts – all reflective of Adriano’s style – appealing to the eye and quirky. 
The colourful Zumbarons, while not our favourite macarons in Melbourne, definitely are the most interesting and different.
If you haven’t already, this patisserie is certainly one that is worth a visit.
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Zumbo's Tim Tam creations...

In a collaboration sure to whip dessert-lovers into a frenzy, Zumbo has teamed up with Arnott’s Tim Tam to create a limited edition range to celebrate Tim Tam’s 50th birthday. 
Available in stores this March, Adriano Zumbo’s Tim Tam creations include three indulgent new flavours: tantalizing ‘Raspberry White Choc’, seriously addictive ‘Salted Caramel’ and the deliciously decedent ‘Choc Brownie’.

The new range is inspired by Zumbo’s unique and whimsical take on desserts and provides a tempting variation to the classic chocolatey varieties. 

Social Enterprise Scarf Announces Seasonal Partnership with Kerala
Scarf Community is a social enterprise that borrows top restaurants to provide front-of-house hospitality training, mentoring and employment to refugees, asylum seekers and other young people who face barriers to fair training and employment. 

Scarf mentors work at restaurants such as Cumulus Inc and Mamasita, have operated dinners from restaurants including Union Dining, Markov and Epocha and three quarters of Scarf graduates go on to get jobs at places such as No 35 The Sofitel, Ladro and The Atlantic Group.
Scarf are excited to announce their new seasonal partnership with ethical caterers, Kerala, for their Autumn dinner series, starting on March 17th at Top Paddock, Richmond. The seasonal partnership follows the success of the trial at the end of 2013 which saw dinners book out weeks in advance and record numbers for the season.

Diners can expect Scarf’s Autumn menu to be South Indian influenced without being constrained by tradition typified by dishes such as crispy skin pork belly with spiced chickpeas and green mango curry or desserts like coconut rice pudding with cardamom, pistachios and candied papaya. 

What: Autumn Scarf Dinners
When: March 17 - April 14
Why: Help refugees, asylum seekers and other young people who face barriers to fair training and employment

Love from Oriental Venice @ David’s

As part of the Melbourne Good Food and Wine festival David's is hosting a five course dinner with a focus on seafood – mainly prawns.
Capturing all the romance of a city on water, but with a village distinctive Chinese flair, Zhouzuang provides the ideal muse for David’s Love From Oriental Venice feast. 

What: Five course dinner with a focus on seafood
Where: David's 4 Cecil Pl, Prahran
When: Tuesday 11th March, 7pm - 9.30pm
Costs: $45 or $65 with matched wines.
Bookings: (03) 9529 5199

Read more about David's here.

Bindi Rare Collection Wine Event
Renowned winemaker, Michael Dhillon is hosting an exclusive and intimate long lunch showcasing rare vintages matched to a bespoke 5 course reversed degustation, designed by Cory Campbell.
View menu here.

1 comment:

Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) said...

The Zumbo Tim Tam collaboration feels like it's well overdue. Yum!

Definitely going to be making a booking with Scarf. Thanks for the heads up!