>> October 30, 2011
When I heard that there was a new chocolate cafe where the menu had been designed by Adriano Zumbo, I knew I had to check it out.
Cheeky Chocolate is located on the busy George Street strip of North Strathfield. I was amazed to discover the number of restaurants here! They have converted the old Arnott's biscuit factory, renaming it the Bakehouse Quarter and filled it with a bowling alley, restaurants and supermarkets.
We visited Cheeky Chocolate shortly after it had its grand opening. It was a Saturday night and all of the tables were full so we waited about ten minutes for a table.
After we were seated, service was a bit haphazard and very rushed. The waiters were speed walking around, a bit disorganized and it wasn't the peaceful setting that I had been hoping for. We also felt a bit rushed to pay for the bill instead of lingering over our desserts.
We each ordered a tea to have with our desserts (when I ordered mine, the waitress questioned "Is that on the menu?" and I had to point it out to her! )
The teapots came out and we had to try flag down someone to bring out milk and sugar.
This mango one was my favourite!
This chocolate hazelnut dome came in second place.
And this raspberry meringue tart was last place - too acidic and the meringue was neither hard nor soft. Just kind of semi- crumbly.