Good news for Balmain residents… Adriano Zumbo has opened a patisserie in the Star, so the queues at the Darling St store should fizzle out a bit. Thanks to Lee Tran I scored an invite to the recent launch. We felt like we were in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, everywhere we turned there was a waiter offering us a tray of bright and beautiful cakes and desserts. We loved the new display cases for macarons (below), and also that the staff told us to open up the cabinets and taste as many as we liked. The new macaron flavours are wackier than ever, from ‘Lavender, Green Chilli & Coconut’ to ‘Sweet Corn With a Hint of Mango’.
This tangy lemon-themed parfait includes 5 or 6 layers of citrus flavours and textures.
Love the tuxedo detail on this brioche-style gateaux called “Ssnowmanorr”, which is filled with ‘bubble tea custard’.
Just like its inspiration, this watermelon dessert was pretty fun to eat. Twist open the green shell and you’ll find gooey pink melony gel.
The macaron wallpaper is super cute!
Another fun addition to the store at the Star is the conveyer belt, where you can scoop up plated desserts or boxes of macarons.
This red handbag cake was adorable. For lots more images and info from the launch, check out Lee Tran’s review at The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry.