It was my mother's birthday on Thursday, so I decided to take her out on the town for a little indulgence. I had heard of Luxbite here and there but had never had the chance to see the place for myself, so what better opportunity than my mother's birthday! It was also a good chance for me to pamper myself because I had contracted an eye infection earlier in the week and had woken up with a giant swollen eye :( Let's just say, I looked like Quasimodo's sister.. not a pretty sight. Thank goodness for sunglasses!!
My gorgeous mummy <3
We decided on the Apple Crumble Eclair and the Meringue Monster for the desserts, Affogato and Hot Chocolate for the beverages and kaya toast, creme brulee, salted caramel & sour strawberry for the macarons.
Everything tasted AMAZING! Although I felt too stuffed to finish my halves of the salted caramel and creme brulee because the flavours were so strong. It would have been niceif the set included more savoury and less sweets I think. Definitely a bit too much of a sugar rush for only two people.
I absolutely loved the desserts though. The Apple Crumble Eclair was soo light and perfectly balanced. It actually tasted like apple crumble, except that it wasn't hot from the oven with a melted scoop of ice cream on the side haha. (Burnt butter apple compote, cinnamon cream, condensed milk caramel, crumble, green apple sherbet)
The Meringue Monster was HANDS DOWN my favourite dessert. The base is a white chocolate cake (although it didn't taste like it to me) with a strawberry mousse, watermelon yogurt mousse and meringue on the outside. The watermelon mousse was sweet and light, the cake was moist, the strawberry mousse tart and tangy and the meringue was like this fluffy, cloud-esque marshmallow. SO GOOD!!! The dessert was not heavy at all. We even brought home another one for my brother and sis-in-law to try :3
Macarons were also really yummy. Lots of exotic flavours to choose from and I recommend you try KAYA TOAST! It's super yummy and I'm craving them as I type this hahaha.
I'm soo looking forward to going back there and trying all of their other desserts and even the other savoury foods on the menu! To finish off this droolworthy blog post, I will share additional photos I took of the desserts I brought back for my family :D
These two other desserts are the Oriental Eclair with caramelised banana, passionfruit, pandan, coconut & peanut crumble and SuperSized Love with chocolate & hazelnut (it tastes like a ferrero rocher). I recommend SuperSized Love.. IT'S SO NOMMALICIOUS!
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38 Toorak Road
South Yarra VIC 3141