Address: Shop 1, Cafe Court The Star, 80 Pyrmont st, Pyrmont, NSW. Entry Via Edward St.
Monday- store: 11.00am-10.00pm, dessert train closed.
Tuesday – Thursday; store: 11.00am to 11.00pm, dessert train closed Tuesday and open Wed and Thursday 6.00pm-10.30pm.
Friday and Saturday- store: 11.00am til midnight, dessert train 6.00pm to 11.30pm and Saturday 2.00pm to 11.30pm.
Sunday- store: 11.00am to 9.00pm, dessert train: 12.00pm to 6.30pm.
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After dinner at the Fat Noodle, MDS and I decided to go for a bit of a walk.
We wandered around Pyrmont and walked towards Darling Harbour.
We passed the World Fire Fighters Event and saw fire fighters from all over the world including South Africa, Spain and Brazil enjoying the summer night.
We watched the fireworks at Darling Harbour which were part of the Latin Fiesta and then headed back to The Star.
For dessert we decided to try the famous Adriano Zumbo dessert train.
We had a look around the store first and checked out a few of the yummy treats:
We then waited in line (for about 20 minutes in total) for the dessert train. While we were waiting the glass windows enabled us to see inside the kitchen and watch some of the desserts being made.
Note the boxes of brownies and macarons- such a great idea!
When we finally got in we were seated at the dessert train table on high stools.
Being quite full from dinner, we decided to share just a few desserts.
We picked up a plate of macarons and a cherry and coconut dessert.
The cherry and coconut dessert had a thick layer of sweet coconut at the bottom of the glass and was topped with some amaretto cherries. There was a swirly of coconutty cream on top and half of a chocolatey biscuit. Overall I liked the dish and thought it tasted a bit like Bounty, but my friend, MDS, wasn’t too impressed.
We also picked up a plate of macarons. The flavours were salted caramel, Milo, salt & vinegar and cornflakes.
I found the cornflakes one very interesting and thought it tasted spot on! I had tried the Milo one before and loved it so was pleased with that one. The salted caramel proved to be delicious and one of the best flavours I have had so far. However the salt and vinegar was disappointing and left a gross taste in our mouth.
The dishes cost between $5-$10 each and it was fun to choose different small desserts to try. However, some of the dishes were TINY and I thought $5 or $6 was definitely not worth it for a mouthful of average-tasting dessert!
The staff were nice but seemed quite frazzled and in a hurry so service wasn’t that great.
At the end of the day however it is a unique and interesting way the end a meal and a very novel concept from the dessert Prince, Mr Zumbo!