I've really cut down on my sweets intake lately as requested by my waistline. I used to scour the city each week for macarons, cakes, cupcakes and other miscellaneous desserts to consume but with the combination of my laziness and my new shoes that hurt have stopped that habit. Once in awhile I will indulge, and when Mr A and I walked past Panzerotti on the way to lunch, we made a mental note to come back here for desserts.
A panzerotti is a deep fried pocket of dough with come in with variety of fillings hailing from Bari, Italy.
Mr A went with the most popular sweet panzerotti which was raspberry and white chocolate.
Biting through the crisp, warm pastry, the flavours of the tart raspberry went well with the sweet white chocolate.
As fate would have it, there was one lone cioccolata (chocolate) panzerotti - more specifically, in the form of nutella! There can be nothing wrong with deep fried pastry with warm, oozy nutella, nothing at all. We both agreed that the nutella panzerotti won.
Panzerotti is great for a snack and I will be back to try the savoury offerings in the near future. I can just imagine how good they would be with melted cheese!
289 Flinders lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9662 9921
Will I return? Yes
Later that day, we were at Doncaster Westfield to buy some things for my beautiful niece and stopped by Movenpick for dessert before dinner. It is set out like a cafe on one of the lower levels.
The waffles were chewy despite their crunchy appearance but went well with the caramel sauce and accompanying ice creams.
Mr A went for the pancakes which were slightly doughy and similar to Mickey Dee's hotcakes. The ice creams were very nice though.
I've had better experiences at Movenpick overseas however in Australia, it just seems a bit lacklustre and we left unimpressed.
Westfield Doncaster, Ground floor
619 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster VIC 3108
(03) 9840 2373
Will I return? No, there are better places to have dessert in Melbourne.