Adriano Zumbo's Cafe Chocolat, Balmain.
Apparently the flu season is here again. First to fall victims are Miss Marple Deconstructed and Paris La Vie En Rose from Zumbo's desserts menu. But the remaining two seem to be doing fine.
It's a Macaron, Not a Hamburger is not simply a macaron. It's a jumbo-sized one served with dulce de leche gelato on a puddle of banana caramel rice pudding and topped with chocolate soil. We love the gelato and macaron but find the pudding too sweet.
The Younger Years is a chocolate fondant with peanut butter gelato and crushed peanuts. The syringe tattoed with "SINGLE USE ONLY" injects a bit of fun, and the raspberry and vanilla anglaise straight into the fondant's core. The combination is oozily good. And not too sweet this time.
And maybe one day I'll move to Balmain. So that I could get to Zumbo's cakes before they fly out the door every weekend. But in the meantime, let's hope that I won't have to take Tamiflu again this year.
Adriano Zumbo's Cafe Chocolat
308 Darling St,