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Friday, 19 July 2013

Muratti Cakes & Gateaux

Today a friend of mine and I went to Muratti for lunch. We were greeted with friendly service and complementary water. It took a while to make our final choices as we were distracted by the French and Italian influenced d├ęcor and the mouth-watering desserts behind the glass window.

Eventually we went with the soup of the day: pumpkin, and a sausage roll

The soup of the day was approx. $7 and the sausage roll was $4. The soup was creamy and buttery but could do with some seasoning. The Italian parsley was an unneeded garnish as it was choking me. On the plus side, it was served with toasted flat sourdough bread as a nice dipping feature. (Flat? I will never know why...)
Sausage roll. Well, I thought we were going to get some heated up frozen sausage roll with highly processed "meat" but it turns out that I was wrong. The pastry was buttery and flaky; melted in the mouth and the meat was flavoursome, succulent and tender. It was a wonderful little pastry to devour.
 We had troubles deciding the mains? Oh wait till we get to the desserts...

OOOOooooh yeah.
After gazing at the selection of delicacies and many stares from the man behind the counter, we chose to eat: a slice of apple crumble cake and Opera Gateau.
The apple crumble cake was sweet and did taste like apple, but the texture was quite mushy and the crumble lacked the buttery flavour which defeated the name "crumble."
It was a large portion for the price of $4.60 but our next dessert just topped it off.
Behold the Opera Gateau. We stared in awe at the craftsmanship and attention to detail in every layer and textures.
A thin  layer of sponge cake followed by smooth coffee cream and a dark chocolate ganache spread repeated over and over again finished with a dusting of grounded coffee powder/cocoa powder? (We weren't sure...) Also, there was a dollop of meringue with the pricey and tasteless yet attractive leaf of gold to top it off.
It had a very strong taste of coffee and a texture similar to mud cake and tiramisu.
Ambience 9/10 It's very crowded, but it has a nice warmth to it
Service 10/10 Friendly, smiley, helpful. Got to see Jenna who was on the last season of My Kitchen Rules.
Food 8/10 I guess it depends on what you order... for us, it could've been better.
Overall 27/30
Opening hours on Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm, Saturday:8am to 1:30pm, closed on Sundays.
114B Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082

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