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Desserts & Schnapps @ Essen Restaurant

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Published September 15th 2012
When you walk past a beer cafe or a northern European restaurant like Essen, you are probably thinking schnitzels, beer and strudels (which is absolutely amazing and the best) however, when you look beyond that you will discover a world of schnapps and desserts.

Essen Restaurant Broadway
Essen Restaurant Broadway


Feta wrapped in bacon
Feta wrapped in bacon


Essen has a warm feeling, much like a family run restaurant. They have an amazing dessert chef, Muma, who can create magic in the desserts she makes. The first one that came to the table was a Lemon tart. Baked to perfection with just the right amount of tang and served with a dollop of cream made this the perfect start to the dessert feast. It was perfectly matched with honey schnapps - Barenjager.

Lemon tart with cream
Lemon tart with cream


Most definitely an A plus for the chocolate crepes layered with pistachio cream. This elaborate dessert would have been surely time consuming to prepare and the end result was that each mouthful was super-delicious.

Multilayered chocolate crepes and pistachio cream
Multilayered chocolate crepes and pistachio cream


The zesty blood orange jelly came in next. Campari and orange are a great combination and the chef Muma knew that perfectly well.

Blood orange jelly with double cream
Blood orange jelly with double cream


Buchteln is a traditional Austrian dessert. A sweet roll filled with jam. The classic Austrian buchteln served was filled with plum jam and matched with plum schnapps.

Austrian buchteln filled with plum jam and served with plum schnapps
Austrian buchteln filled with plum jam and served with plum schnapps


I have never tasted apple soup before and was wondering what an iced apple soup may taste like. It's a wonderful recipe for warm days, not as sweet as you may imagine, which makes it just perfect.

Iced apple soup with crepe fritters
Iced apple soup with crepe fritters


Rum baba is like a doughnut, with marinated raisins and grapes.

Rum baba
Rum baba


If it is ladies dessert fantasy and perfect accompanying drinks you are after, you should think of Essen. They also cater for parties.

Check out another review of the food at Essen.

Priyanka dined as a guest of Essen, courtesy of Wasamedia and WeekendNotes
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Why? When the sweet tooth calls
Where: 133-135 Broadway Ultimo NSW
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