Last year, Pierre Roelofs began dessert evenings at Cafe Rosamond in Collingwood. Every Thursday, hordes of excitable dessert fiends would jostle for a coveted spot inside the tiny Cafe Rosamond. The dessert evenings are held from 7pm – 11pm and you can choose from one, two or three courses of dessert ($20, $30 and $40 respectively), or you can try a dessert tube ($9). The desserts change every week.
I’m completely behind the eight ball on this one. This post has been languishing in my draft folder for some time – but the good news is that dessert nights at Cafe Rosamond are re-starting tonight!
Saskia and I visited late last year. When we arrived we were excited to see that there was no queue outside, however, when we walked in we realised there was a wait list of about an hour. We decided to head back to my place to wait it out, though most tend to congregate at one of the local bars until the phone rings to let you know your spot is available.
Naturally, having a massive sweet tooth, I convinced Saskia to share the 3 course dessert menu with me and to throw in a dessert tube for good measure. The tubes (pictured above) were malteser flavoured the night we visited. There isn’t a lot of decorum in actually eating these – you need to use a bit of force to inhale the whole tube so that all the disparate parts meld together. The tube was intriguing – it had the chocolate malt flavour of a malteser down pat, albeit with completely different textures.
The first main dish arrived, a study in citrus:
So beautiful looking (the photo does not do it justice). Lovely play with textures – crunchy meringue, soft meringue, lemon curd, custards, cake and soil. Gorgeous.
Next was a strawberry mousse with berry sorbet. Also in the glass was some crunchier elements – perhaps dehydrated berries? My memory fails me, but it was delicious:
To finish, a chocolate honeycomb masterpiece:
What can I say? It was another perfect hit of deliciousness.
I’ll be heading back again soon… I encourage you to do the same!
Rear/191 Smith St
Dessert evenings are Thursdays only from 7pm-11pm, with a no bookings policy.