Brunetti's. A name synonymous on Melburnian's lips with all things in Italian dessert heaven. Famous for its for cakes, pastries, biscuits and sweet treats, Brunetti's is an institution when it comes to making delectable produce.
Since I was a child, I've always been a fan of eclairs. Back then it was those long, chocolate eclairs filled with lashings of cream and custard. Nowadays, I like to eat a bit more fruit - so this is a perfect place to find a happy medium!
Smaller than traditional eclairs, the eclair is made from light, fluffy choux pastry and layers of custard, fresh cream and sliced strawberries. The composition invites you in with it's colourful array. Dusted in icing sugar, it's a sumptuous pastry for a little indulge.
My friend had the lemon meringue tart and she adored the custard, shortcrust pastry and beautifully whipped meringue. You may not be able to stop at one. My friend bought another treat for the road!
Insider tip: Dinner is a lovely affair too. Fresh bread and italian sweet biscuits are complementary.
Brunetti's is located at 380 Lygon Street, Carlton.