The Dessert Garden is new to Eat Drink Perth 2015, held every Friday night (except for Good Friday) during the EDP festival next to the Twilight Hawkers Market. It is a special event for the sweet tooth in all of us, featuring chocolatey, cakey and sugary delights, with stalls set up around a pop-up grassed garden, ready to serve.
I was there the first Friday night, excited to check out what desserts I can get my hands on! There were at least 10 new stalls! Time to explore! Our strategy on the night was to find out what the stalls are selling before honing in on the preferred desserts! I wish I have more stomach space but there is only so much I can fit in with dinner! For those which I have not tried, I had taken photo of the stalls so that at least you can get a feel of what to expect!
My first stop was at Chicho Gelato to check out the new Chicho Panino, intrigued after reading the post from one of the EDP bloggers, Laura Moseley. There were three flavors available and we went for the gluten free mango, papaya sorbet with coconut cookie ($8). Loved the sorbet that was sandwiched between two coconut cookies! Great start to the night!
Next we headed across to Delicious Bites, a stall selling CocoBites finger food. The main ingredients of CocoBites comprise of coconut millk, freshly grated coconut and the essence of pandan leaves. Delicious Bites was selling a pack consisted of a variety of CocoBites for $12. You can pick and choose what you like to go in the pack including CocoCrepes, CocoSlice, CocoPops, Pandan Custard Slice and CocoTops. We picked one of each of the above except for the CocoSlice. They were really fresh and tasty, you can tell that they have used fresh grated coconut as the taste of the coconut is magnified when it’s fresh. Must try!
Our last stop was at the Eat No Evil dessert island. There were Sugar Hound lamingtons ($6), Chocolate Brownie Banana Split with Peanut Brittle ($10) and Bao Bun Ice Cream Sandwich with Salted Caramel ($10) on the menu. Talk about tough choices! We went for the Choc Brownie banana split! What a great decision, I loved all the elements in this funked up banana split! Brownie, banana, choc sauce, choc savings, shredded fresh coconut, peanut brittle and mint leaves. Wow! I love this! It’s almost like a meal! I was so full by then!
The rest of the stalls at the Dessert Garden which I didn’t manage to get to are shown below. I hope to get to them soon!
- Fairy Floss
- Marshmallow Oz
- Just Creme Brullee
- Shak Shuka Moroccan Desserts
- Cafe Oranje – Dutch Mini Pancakes
The Dessert Garden is the place to be for all you die hard sweet tooths! Tell me, how many desserts can you fit in a night?! 🙂
The Dessert Garden runs on Thursday 2 and Friday 10, 17, 24 April at Forrest Place, Perth 430pm – 9pm. Entry is free!