Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Brûlée Cart

Address: N/A
Phone: 0402 381 939

I love the recent food truck craze going on in Melbourne - it means that your favourite foods travel to you. No more laborious searching. It also means that your favourite foods acquire creative, quirky flavour transformations as food truck owners experiment with the items they specialise in. This applies particularly to crémé brûlée...

The Brûlée Cart travels around Melbourne bringing crémé brûlée to the people. But not just the traditional kind...these guys have whipped up delicious flavour combinations to make you drool: Lavender & Honey, Dark chocolate & Peppermint, Cherry Ripe... I always feel like trying everything offered on the menu and it takes me a loooong time to come to a decision...but I've been lucky enough to visit The Brûlée Cart with friends and we usually try a few different brûlées between us. 

I've only ever caught the Brulee Cart at Federation Square (a convienent place for me as I'm around that way a lot). They're often there for The Flavour exchange, a quarterly wine-tasting/ food event held in The Atrium of Federation Sqaure. In our excitement, my friend and I tried both the combinations on offer which were French vanilla with strawberries and Ginger dark chocolate.

French vanilla was lovely. It was rich, but not over-powering; sweet, but not sickening and it went well with the strawberries which were a bit tart.

Next was the Ginger dark chocolate. I was surprised by this flavour- it was spicey in a gingerbready way; aromatic, pleasant and it gave the dark chocolate flavour a kick. I had expected this to be an 'acquired taste' for those prefered their desserts tasting different (i.e. bitter or hot) - but that wasn't the case at all! It was a chocolate concoction that reminded me of nutella, ginger biscuits and chocolate pudding combined into one.

On another visit, my friend and I shared a Salted caramel and popcorn brûlée. It's been my favourite flavour so far...though I'm probably biased as I pretty much always opt for salted caramel when given a choice. The saltiness in the dessert was subtle, but it brought out a lovely sweetness in the custard. When topped with caramel-coated popcorn, what was not to love?

If you're looking to satisfy your sweeth tooth, I would recommend The Brûlée Cart. Finding this little food truck is quite easy. Just follow The Brûlée Cart on Facebook :) They generally post their schedules via status updates. You'll spot their distinctive blue trailer easily enough...or just follow the scent of caramelised sugar wafting in the air...


Service: 9/10
Ambience: N/A
Food: 19/20

Is it worth visiting? Of course it is!
Price range: $ (You're looking at $8 per cup)

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