After a blunder at Sah, we were really hoping for a better end to the night. Unfortunately, that was not to be!
We tried out our tastebuds at Astonish Patisserie, another new addition to the growing list of dessert hot spots in Adelaide, situated on King William Street towards the South Tce end.
Short story short: We came, we ordered and left unimpressed.
Panna fire: vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb jelly, pistachio bombe alaska and brandy snap; $18.00
Pavlova: served with strawberries and vanilla chantilly; $12.00
The bombe alaska arrived sans flames but the pastry chef came prepared with blow torch in hand ready to burn the m… down. Kidding! Flames went up, the novelty factor faded quickly and the dessert was placed on our table, we then quickly huffed and puffed it out before digging in.. but with what? We didn’t have any cutlery! We flagged down one of the waitstaff requesting for cutlery but instead that got given to a table beside us. Fail! Our desserts were melting so we utilised the spoons we had from our teas and coffee instead. The bombe alaska was burnt on one side whilst the other was barely torched, the panna cotta was utterly rich with no hint of vanilla shining through and the brandy snap was on the ‘hard’ side which required some man power to snap through. The pavlova didn’t leave a lasting impression on me either.
For you sweet tooths out there, it’s always worth a gander to try something different and with the amount of dessert places popping up around Adelaide, your choices are almost endless! Astonish really wasn’t my cup of tea but it might be for you, I sensed the direction of what they’re trying to achieve (dessert/wine/cheese chill out loungey bar) but I think they’ve got a bit more kinking out to do especially with their sketchy service which I found to be rather inattentive, clumsy.. oh, and the language barrier wasn’t very helpful either!
393 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8123 4646