Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sydney's best Portuguese Tart

110507 Sydney's Best Portuguese Tart

Scones are out and Portuguese tarts are in... I wonder why?
After some research, this afternoon I visited the cafe with the reputation of the best P-Tart in Sydney.. at Sweet Belem Petersham. It was AMAZING!!!! The pastry was crisp, flaky and nicely burnt, the custard was still warm! Cinnamon on top lovely. I am no expert but enjoyed it tremendously. Would love to hear from any experts about what to look out for... need to get in training for July! (if you don't know this years Urban Sketchers Symposium is in Lisbon in July)
Got takeaway and then sketched in my car - view on my lap and view out the window.

110505 T2 Hightea with Eza2

Earlier in the week I had high tea at my favourite tearoom (t2 teahouse) with my Scottish sketching friend Eza (who has now left to go home!) We spent so much time sketching that we didn't even eat the cakes - only (!!??) the sandwiches, quiches and scones. A full description of what we were provided with is here. The diet starts on Monday - truly it does!!!

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing quite like the original 'PASTEL DE BELEM'. That's the real deal! Once you've tasted those you'll be able to compare the best!
    Putting that aside, this probably is the best IN Sydney because he bakes everything from scratch, and he has perfected it. At the beginning the pastry was too greasy, where as now a customer won't get that grease on the paper bags. This custard tart is as close to the real ones overseas, but like I like you have to taste the real deal.