If you’re a bit of a chocolate enthusiast like me, you’re always on the lookout for your next chocolate fix. With Easter and chocolate going hand-in-hand, instead of chomping down on those Easter eggs, why not crave something a little more creative? Located within Harris Farm in Drummoyne, the popular eatery Salt Meats Cheese is currently offering a range of Nutella-themed desserts exclusively over Easter, from Wednesday, 23rd March to Tuesday, 29th March 2016.
Nutella needs no introduction, and the child in me was bursting with excitement while looking over the Easter menu. I found myself in Nutella heaven, and it was just the right amount. From Nutella waffles, Nutella pizzas, to Nutella hot chocolates and Nutella frappes (have I said Nutella enough?), I was able to try out some of the goodies on the menu; and I can guarantee that you’ll be leaving this place in a full-fledged chocolate induced coma with no regrets.
Consisting of espresso, Nutella and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of warm Nutella and a sprinkle of cocoa; take a sip of this drink and you’ll find the slight bitter taste of a latte before coming across the smooth, rich nuttiness of Nutella that follows. Whether you’re a coffee addict or just starting your coffee addiction, the Latte Nutella ($5) is a treat.
They couldn’t have chosen a better name for the Heaven Cup ($13). This glorious frozen dessert is served with two scoops of cookies and cream gelato, Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello confection, Kinder Bueno and drizzled with Nutella sauce. Unfortunately during my visit they had run out of the cookies and cream gelato, and instead, replaced it with a scoop of strawberry sorbet, honeygold mango sorbet and chocolate gelato. This alternative was perfect — with the fruitiness of the sorbet balancing out the chocolate flavours of the dessert. The sorbets had the soft consistency you would hope to find in any great sorbet, and likewise, the gelato with its dense and rich texture. Although I didn’t have the Heaven Cup with its original gelato flavour, I truly believe it didn’t change the delightfulness of this frozen treat, and your tastebuds will no doubt fall in love with it completely.
Simply put, you can never go wrong with waffles. So of course, I had to try out the Nutella Waffles ($12) offered on the menu. Served with one scoop of vanilla gelato and drizzled with Nutella sauce, the waffles were fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of crunch on the outside. I did notice a slight ‘eggy’ taste to the waffles, which might be a hit or miss depending on your own personal taste. However, I found that after a few more bites you don’t notice this taste anymore, and all the flavours end up working together flawlessly.
Served with strawberry and blueberry coullis, the Nutella Panna Cotta ($12) is the perfect ending to any meal, in this case, our dessert feast. So how does one know when a panna cotta is a good panna cotta? When it has a smooth and creamy texture to it. And this decadent crowd-pleaser had just enough gelatin to achieve just that! The cream was aromatised with real Nutella flavouring, and the strawberries cut through and balanced out the sweetness for a truly indulgent experience.
Anything is good if it’s made out of chocolate, but good becomes great when it’s made out of Nutella. If your friends say no to trying out this exclusive Easter menu at Salt Meats Cheese in Drummoyne, I’ll volunteer to go with you instead. I drove an hour to indulge on this menu, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. This Nutella menu is only available until Tuesday 29th March 2016, so don’t miss out on the perfect chocolate fix this Easter!
Salt Meats Cheese
125 Victoria Road, Drummoyne NSW
Open Monday-Sunday from 7am-10pm
I Ate My Way Through dined as a guest of Salt Meats Cheese.