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Published September 13th 2011
Freestyle Toút (meaning everything and all) is a dessert restaurant to rival all others. One of the first of its kind to open in Brisbane, it adds a touch of decadence and class. As every sweet tooth knows, there is always room for dessert in that second stomach.
Image appears courtesy of Freestyle Toút Facebook Photo Album
Following on from the success of their original concept in Rosalie, it boasts two locations across the city; one in the trendy Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley and the second opening up in 2009 in the bohemian area of West End. Both venues include pleasantly designed function rooms catering for a range of different sized parties making it a perfect place for a get together or special occasion.
The Fortitude Valley venue includes the Ann Street Function room which seats a maximum of 24 guests, great for birthday parties, baby showers, product launches, family functions to name a few.
The West End venue includes the Red Room which seats a maximum 18 guests, and as you can guess is decked out in striking red walls and showcasing local artists' talent. The Melbourne Quarter seats a maximum 40 guests, 60 standing, think intimate wedding, and the Al Fresco Bar area, think of that pleasant Brisbane weather, seats a maximum 50 guests, 70 standing.
Private functions offer a special set menu and are not available to book for evening dessert menus but do offer morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas and dinner bookings. Look out for the wicked dessert parties, which at $25 per person includes bubbly, dessert and coffee and some wicked fun with your close friends.
Best known for its indulgent desserts, Freestyle Toút also offers an impressive wine list including the best of Australia from the Barossa Valley and WA, VIC and Granite Belt priced from $7 per glass or from $29 for a bottle.
The savoury menu is not one to forget either, with favourites done well like the BLT, Beer battered Barramundi, fresh, unique salads and gluten free options that go past pumpkin soup. A Rockmelon, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad will cost you $13 and ranges up to a Grain-fed Sirloin Steak for $26.90.
Their signature desserts, at a slightly gasping $15.90 per plate, will not leave you disappointed, only thankful that the friendly waiter left that bottle of water. Rich in flavours and textures, the impressive selection includes Vanilla Crème Brulee topped with fairy floss and served with mixed berries, nut biscotti and raspberry sorbet, Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with chocolate sauce, mixed berries, raspberry sorbet and chocolate sail or you can't go past the deliciously warm, soft Spanish Churros rolled in cinnamon sugar with dark chocolate or caramel dipping sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.
Their menu includes many unique vegetarian, gluten free and nut free options and even includes a range of lactose free coconut gelatos, so there is no excuse not to indulge.