Two of my best friends and absolute favourite twins in the whole world turned 20 this past week (Happy birthday, M & C!) and they decided to treat us to a spot of dessert at the Aviary. A few of us have been before and have hardly ever been disappointed, so I was excited to return and had my fingers crossed for a slightly different menu to my last visit so I could try something new.
Eton mess $9.80
Meringue, lashings of Nutella mousse, fresh strawberries and almond and hazelnut praline
I'm not usually a fan of meringue but there was just something about this that I really enjoyed... yum!
Lychee pearl $9.80
Lychee icecream encased in a pink guava granita on a bed of lychee jelly and vanilla and raspberry swirl custard
Fresh, fruity and refreshing flavours that worked well together. Perfect for something light but still satisfying on a warm night!
I can't believe it's not... snickers $10.90
Peanut butter panna cotta, chocolate ganache and caramel
The panna cotta was not overly creamy and the peanut butter flavour wasn't too strong, which in a way was a good thing because that chocolate ganache was super rich! I also loved the crumb which added to the creamy textures.
Raspberry, lychee and pistachio gateaux $9
I can't remember much about this but the girls assure me it was light and fruity, and everything was very well balanced.
Blueberry and white chocolate mousse cake $9
Not as much of a 'punch' in flavour as the others we tried. Still delicious, I bought this to takeaway for my sister and she still liked it. We thought maybe the cake base could be replaced with something a bit denser and it could make it even more delicious!