Sweet Treats

By Franz Scheurer


Sydney’s 10 best desserts – November 2004

Nothing like a good dessert to put a big smile on your face. Here are my top ten, in no particular order.


Blood Orange Parfait

Layers of blood orange goodness and white chocolate gelato with crystallized violets

DISH, Chef: George Francisco, 352 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, 02 9999 2398


Rose, Pistachio & Lychee Ice Terrine

Served with Turkish Delight Compote and Pistachio Fairy Floss

Shakey Tables, Chef: Paula Rengger, Cessnock-Branxton Road, North Rothbury, 02 4938 1744


Apple and Blackberry Crumble Soufflé

with Calvados Cream and Cider Jelly

Astral Restaurant, Chef: Sean Connolly, Level 17, Hotel Tower, 88 Pyrmont Street, Star City, Pyrmont, 02 9657 8767



Oven baked sweet cheese pancake

Kaiser Stubn, 205 Mona Vale Road (Cnr. McCarr’s Creek Rd), Terrey Hills, 02 9450 0300


Strawberry Soufflé

Served with Cointreau Cream and Macerated Strawberries

Claude’s, Chef: Chui Lee Luk, 10 Oxford Street, Woollahra, 02 9331 2325


A Thousand Layers of Apples

Baked with sugar in the oven and served with ginger cream

Buon Ricordo, Chef: Armando Percuoco, 108 Boundary Street, Paddington, 02 9360 6729


Bitter & Twisted Chocolate Cake

Layers of white and dark chocolate

Café Bitter & Twisted, Chef: Mitch Green, 40 York Street, Sydney, 02 9262 3270


Seadas Ripiena di Ricotta

fried pastry filled with fresh ricotta and served with warm honey

Pilu at Freshwater, Chef: Giovanni Pilu, Moore Road, Harbord, 02 9938 3331


White Peach Gelato

Pompei’s, Chef: George Pompei, Cnr. of Roscoe and Gould Streets, Bondi Beach, 02 9365 1233



A celebratory dessert (usually served at weddings) from Goa

Warm, layered coconut pudding with nutmeg and coconut extract, served with a mango sauce

Qmin, Chef: Anil Ashokan, 5/207B Pacific Highway, St. Leonards, 02 9966 5557