chocolate

Butterbings @ 38 Espresso

Last Friday, 38 Espresso on the Kingston Foreshore sold a limited number of Melbourne’s butterbing cookie sandwiches. I headed down there around 9.30am, and must have bought the last few butterbings. The two flavours available that day were salted caramel and peanut butter ($5.50 each). I loved the soft dark chocolate cookie. The softness made […] Read more…

Top 10 Dessert Destinations in Canberra

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a massive sweet tooth. I LOVE dessert! So I thought it was about time I did up a list of my favourites in Canberra. In no particular order: 1. Ricardo’s Cafe Located at the Jamison shops, Ricardo’s Cafe is hugely popular […] Read more…

Winter Chocolate Alchemy Party @ Koko Black

Each year, Koko Black puts on a winter evening of chocolate indulgence – 5 courses of chocolate presented to the table with a special theme such as truffle. I’ve been the last three years and have absolutely loved it. It is something I look forward to every year. This year, the format was different. It […] Read more…

This Kitchen Rules @ Patissez

Next door to Ona on the Lawns in Manuka, is the recently opened Patissez (replacing what was a sushi shop). It’s owned by former My Kitchen Rules mother/daughter contestants Gina and Anna Petridis and has been open for 2 weeks. The first thing I noticed when walking inside the cafe is the large cake display cabinet. […] Read more…

Dessert @ La Sable Patisserie

I first heard about La Sable Patisserie on the radio, via Scotty and Nige, and took my sweet tooth there on the weekend. La Sable Patisserie can be found in Mitchell and opened up a month ago. I spotted the patisserie when I saw a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road […] Read more…

Introducing the Duffin

There’s the cronut, and now there’s the duffin. A half donut half muffin. The duffin is filled with Nutella chocolate and dusted with icing sugar. I heated this up in the microwave for about 15 seconds just to make the chocolate a little warm and gooey. This was soooo good! Where can you get it? […] Read more…

Oasis Summer menu @ Koko Black

*I dined as a guest of Koko Black. All opinions are my own. Koko Black introduced its new Summer Oasis menu and kindly invited me to check it out. I’m a huge fan of Koko Black and always book into its Winter Evenings of Indulgence each year. At 4pm on a Sunday, the cafe located […] Read more…

2014 Dessert Degustation @ Koko Black

Each year, Koko Black holds special Winter Evenings of Chocolate providing 4 courses of chocolatey dessert porn (see last year’s post here) and a cocktail. This year was my 3rd year attending and I’m always impressed with the dessert creations. A theme is chosen each year and the pastry chefs start coming up with ideas […] Read more…

Suckao @ Max Brenner Kingston

Max Brenner opened up at the Kingston Foreshore a few months ago. The only other Max Brenner location is in Belconnen, quite far from me, so I don’t often get a chance to drop in. The other weekend, I decided to have something chocolatey and popped into the new store. It was early morning so […] Read more…

Koko Black’s dessert degustation

Koko Black’s annual Winter Evenings of Chocolate were held in Canberra on 6-7 August 2013. This is a 5 course dessert degustation ($80) basically reconstructing a selection of the individual chocolates that can be bought at Koko Black into a yummy dessert. This year’s theme was truffle season, and many of the desserts were based […] Read more…