Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cafe Rosamond - Pierre Roelofs - Fitzroy - review

Name: Cafe Rosamond - Pierre Roelofs dessert evenings

Address: 191 Smith St
Fitzroy 3065 VIC
9419 2270

Food: Cafe (Thursday evenings dessert degustation).

Average price: Mains: $3.50-$10.50, 1-3 course dessert degustation - $20-40, dessert tubes - $9

Complimentary:  Nothing.

We ordered: 3 course dessert deugstation and a dessert tube.
Blackforest tube

This consisted of cream, cherry puree, kirsch, chocolate

Mr.M:  Tube was nice but frustrating I couldn't get it all out.

Rhubarb, strawberry, creaming soda, vanilla, yuzu

Presentation was lovely and very girly. Upon first mouthful it did remind me of a strawberry milkshake but better. Whilst I loved the fruits and the vanilla the yuzu cream was too overwhelming with its acidity. I preferred the dessert without it.

Mr.M: Pretty nice, loved the meringue, but not the yuzu.

Toasted amaranth, oat cream, passionfruit, yoghurt foam

This reminded me of a really yummy porridge, it definitely had a 'breakfast' feel to it. I loved the heaviness of the oat cream, the tangy yoghurt and nuttiness of the amaranth which was cut by the tart passionfruit. There was also another fruit, perhaps rhubarb or raspberries?  Yum.

Mr.M: Not bad.

Chocolate, turron, honey, shandy

We dove straight into this before remembering to take a photo...

My favourite dish of the night. The dark velvety chocolate went perfectly with the nutty turron and vanilla whose sweetness balanced the beer and lemonade soaked sponge. Once again though I tasted something acidic that reminded me of the yuzu, which I also thought the dish could have done without. But despite that this was delicious.

Mr.M:  I liked this most, especially the chocolate component.

Service: Great. Desserts came out very fast and the service was friendly.

Atmosphere: 70s dining room. The room is extremely tiny and as you enter you see the checkout and the mini kitchen which almost has an office-kitchen vibe to it. The brown tiles are worn down and the place is decked out with varnished wood, painted brick walls and 70s style watercolour paintings with a hanging vine plant in one corner. The vibe is really low key (at night) but the sound level isn't too bad but the chairs are somewhat uncomfortable. The tables are spaced together, so if you happen to be sitting next to a blogger who uses flash, prepare to be blinded (the girl I was opposite took 7 photos of the one dish, I was pretty much seeing stars all night).

Parking: Decent. There was a decent amount of street parking on a Thursday night.


Hours:  Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Thursday degustation 7-11pm.

Would I return: Yes, but not right away. It would be nicer if you could know the dessert choice for the evening before rocking up. I would suggest arriving by 6:30pm as by 7pm you will be on a wait list guaranteed.

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1 comment:

  1. Yum.. my favourite when we went was the tube... It was banana pancakes for us.. so yum! But I agree, frustrating with trying to get all the yummy bits out!


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