10 May 2010

Bacco Pasticceria: Coffee Eclair, Chifley Plaza, Sydney (10 May 2010)

LG03, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000


Creamy all the way through

For today's afternoon sugar hit the Coffee Eclair ($4) sure developed on an abundance of cream throughout the eclair casing — no empty pockets of air for these ones. So much so that be careful when you take a bite — spillage is hazardous to your clothing. I preferred cutting the eclair into four pieces so I could take small breaks between eating it. I liked the crunch of the toffee glazing with crushed pistachio nut although the coffee taste is fairly subtle.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Interesting and reasonably priced cakes for the quality
CONS: High on the sugar/calorie counter if that matters to you
MUST TRY: Concorde, Lemon Tart, Strawberry Tart, Cannoli Siciliani

Other visits to Bacco:
21 Sept 2010 - Toasted foccacia with prosciutto, bocconcini, rocket and tomato (QVB)
7 Sept 2010 - New shop in QVB coming soon (QVB)
10 May 2010 - Coffee Eclair
3 Nov 2009 - Raspberry Tart
20 Oct 2009 - Fruit Tart
31 August 2009 - Italian Chicken Schnitzel Wrap
29 July 2009 - Concorde
9 June 2009 - Cannoli Siciliani (ricotta filling)
5 June 2009 - Rose Macaron, Brownie
2 June 2009 - Chocolate Eclair, Tiramisu, Lavanda Pasta Sfoglia, Zuppa Anglaise, Panna Cotta
27 May 2009 - Strawberry Tart
25 May 2009 - Polenta Pudding, Bacco
21 May 2009 - Lemon Tart

Coffee Eclair $4

10 comments:

Celeste @ Berrytravels said...

Oh that sounds yum. I usually dislike eclairs because of all the empty pockets of air but I think I might actually like this!

Going on my list of ' to try' for when I go to Sydney next!

nomnomnibblies said...

i've always wanted to try this place! But it's always closed when i'm there :( they really should open on weekends as well!

Sarah Vino said...

Yum! No kidding about the cream in the eclair.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi celeste, i actually usually dislike eclairs for the opposite reason that they are too rich for me with all the cream inside hehe hope you have a great time in sydney when you next visit

hi nomnomnobblies, i think the restaurant/wine bar is open but sounds like the coffee bar is closed. i don't think they would get enough pedestrians traffic to warrant being opened but during the week there's heaps of office workers from above. i think the restaurant still serves some of the desserts though.

hi sarah, a good sign of attention to detail and not skimping i guess on the product :-)

john@heneedsfood said...

I'm drooling and the good thing is that this place isn't too far from my work. Maybe one day I'll head down there

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi john, be sure to try the concord if they still have it and lemon meringue and strawberry tart. you might have to share though :-)

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Simon, sorry its not coffee eclair (the staff might tell u it was cuz it used to be coffee before). But it is grand mania flavoured cream diplomate (vanilla pastry cream + whipped cream)... I am very sorry about the miscommunication. But soon we will have the new cakes and there will be the label and detail of them :)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi bean sprout's cafe, thanks for the clarification. they used to have labels for the cakes but they don't seem to have them at the moment and the receipt docket said 'coffee eclair' so i took it from that. looking forward to seeing the new cakes come out. of course if you ever want to invite me over to the kitchen to check them out please let me know ;-)

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Mmmm that looks delish, it seems you're a frequent visitor here yes? ;)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi angie, i work pretty close so it's always a temptation when i'm feeling like a need to treat myself with some yummy cakes :-)

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