A Valentine preview

Valentine at Zumbo

It’s been a while.

Moving house, a draining busy work schedule and simply doing too much meant that I have very little time to process my own thoughts. Unfortunately, unless something major happens in the near future, the situation is unlikely to change.

Sunday will mark the double celebration of Chinese New Year and Valentine Day. Not a big fan of the latter, but news of the heart shaped macaroons tempted us to brave the rain and wander down to Adriano Zumbo for a sneak peek.

Valentine at Zumbo

Both the cafe and the store were packed with people looking for some sweet treats. Sitting on top of the glass counters are macaroons packed in transparent plastic boxes wrapped with black satin ribbons. Rather wistfully, I commented to T that although Valentine Day is rubbish, I wouldn’t say no if someone offered these goodies to me. A lady next to us laughed and ended up adding two boxes to her pile.

If you go to the cafe, they sell a pack of 4 macarons containing chocolate, raspberry, salted caramel and mexique chocolate & nougatine for $8. The store has similar flavours, with the addition of coconut and pandan and a few others packaged in the aforementioned plastic box. I bought the packet of 4, but I might come back for more on Sunday.

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3 Comments on “A Valentine preview”

  1. February 14, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Macarons are normally so attractive in their array of colours anyway, and being heart-shaped just adds to the appeal!

  2. December 22, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    i worked in balmain for 6 yrs and never noticed his hole in the wall shop.

    • January 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

      really? it’s hard not to miss these days even at their new more hidden location.

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