Chocolate crepe tart. This was the most popular but Muma says this is too time consuming to make.
Lemon tarts with sour cream. I looooove lemon tarts!
Muma explaining her desserts.
Pre-dessert feast pretzels. So good.
Cheese wrapped in speck. Salty and delicious.
Lemon tart with sour cream. This was matched with a really nice honey schnapps.
Buttermilk with caramel sauce matched with a forest berry schnapps.
Forest berry schnapps.
Rum baba with drunken raisins and grapes. This was so alcoholic it didn’t need schnapps with it!
Iced apple soup with crepe fritters. Looked like thin soup but was actually like jelly. Served with goldwasser (schnapps with gold in it!)
Pistachio creme and chocolate crepe tart with vanilla sauce. The people’s choice and served with a sour apple schnapps (my favourite).
All lined up and ready to be eaten.
Blood orange jelly with double cream. Had to resist the urge to shot this.
Buchteln with vanilla sauce served with a mini bottle of schnapps.
It’s hectic when you get a group of food bloggers in a room and present them with food. I didn’t know at what point I was allowed to start eating! This is what it must be like for my friends who eat out with me.
The other night I was invited to a dessert degustation at Essen Restaurant (home of the monster Reuben sandwich and the schnitzilla) in Ultimo to showcase a new range of desserts they are considering adding to their menu. Hard life, right?
Myself and a few other food bloggers were lucky enough to try 7 courses of dessert, most of which were accompanied with matching schnapps. We only had small servings of each dessert, but by the time the final course rolled around, I felt like I could roll out the door.
I’m excited about the new desserts that Muma (Essen’s dessert queen) showcased, and if I had it my way, I would love to see the lemon tart with sour cream make it to the menu.
Thanks Krissie from Wasamedia for inviting me and to Essen for being such lovely hosts.
Address: 133-135 Broadway Ultimo NSW
Telephone: 02 9211 3805
Opening Hours: Daily dinner from 5.00pm; Thursday and Friday lunch from 12.00pm
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