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Published February 12th 2017
To finish off my birthday celebrations, I decided it was my chance to indulge my sweet tooth and to experience an Om Nom dessert for the first time.
Om Nom is the restaurant for the Adelphi Hotel and conveniently located near Flinders Street Station.
As it is super popular and always busy, with limited table seating available, I needed to book to get a table and they seemed to be strict on their dining schedule - for dinner and desserts you get 90min, for just desserts it is cut down to 60.
I walked in the doors of the very narrow long room and the first thing that hit me was the amount of black and gold everywhere (even the toilets are worth checking out as they are totally black). However, there is some unique decor with cute swings against the wall, liquorice all-sort stools and a beautiful but huge purple horse sculpture which is hitched to the front counter carriage.
First thing you see as you walk into the bar.
The desserts and cocktails coming past me looked like incredible works of art and it was so hard to decide on what to choose - so I didn't - I decided on the dessert degustation instead - an extra special sweet treat as I'm not often willing to spend just under $50 to have dessert only.
Dessert Degustation. Why choose only one dessert, when you can sample three? Top image is Let's Twist Again. Bottom left is Endless Summer. Bottom right is Om Nom Choc-Nut-Bomb.
My first dessert was Endless Summer - coconut sorbet, sesame soil, coconut Malibu foam, pickled pineapple, lime tapioca, coriander jelly, pineapple and ginger granita. This ended up being my favourite dessert as it was light, refreshing and yet zingy. The coriander jelly was unusual but went so well with the other flavour combinations.
Next was Let's Twist Again - popping caramelia chocolate jelly, jaffa sorbet, anise chocolate custard, salted chocolate soil, raspberry licorice twist, raspberry powder. Absolutely beautiful looking dish and I loved the jaffa sorbet, but there was a lot of chocolate so super sweet (not enough tangy raspberry) and I didn't notice any popping in the chocolate jelly.
Last was Om Nom Choc-Nut-Bomb - single origin chocolate parfait, hazelnut powder, salted peanut dacquis, chewy peanut caramel, chocolate bubble wrap, hazelnut gel & rosemary flowers. The bubble wrap chocolate was unique and the dish totally reminded me of a snickers bar - delicious.
This time I didn't get to try any cocktails (they looked AMAZING!) and with the savoury menu and ever-changing dessert range, it makes Om Nom worth a second visit.