Devour Dessert Bar, Prospect

I’ve decided to dedicate a post to Devour since my brief review in my macarons post did not do this place justice. Firstly, I would like to apologise to all my friends, to all customers and staff that I have blinded with my flash while I was taking these photos. Devour is a great place to try some very unique dishes. I enjoy seeing all the original and inventive flavours that they come up with, as well as how they present it. Just check out how the panna cotta was presented, so pretty. When I read the description I was already drooling. It tasted as good as it looked.

Cookies and Cream Vanilla bean panna cotta, chocolate cookies, vanilla bean ice cream, milk crumbs

Cookies and Cream – Vanilla bean panna cotta, chocolate cookies, vanilla bean ice cream, milk crumbs.

Chocolate fondant peanut butter ice cream, rhubarb, vanilla cream

Chocolate fondant – peanut butter ice cream, rhubarb, vanilla cream

The chocolate donuts were so delicious, I can see why it is a regular and such a hit at Devour :)

Chocolate donuts with salted chocolate fudge, honeycomb and raspberry sundae Chocolate donuts with salted chocolate fudge, honeycomb and raspberry sundae

Chocolate donuts with salted chocolate fudge, honeycomb and raspberry sundae

These photos were taken during my second visit. Hands down, dessert of the night was the Mango Bombe Alaska, it tasted so good. This brought down the house (or in our situation table). A dessert on fire, I like.

Mango bombe alaska mango parfait, chocolate, strawberries

Mango bombe alaska – mango parfait, chocolate, strawberries

I had mixed feelings about this, it tasted ok but more than two thirds of the plate was empty which highlighted the small portion given.

Lemon meringue pie lemon curd mousse, lemon marshmallow, sable crumbs, balsamic, meringue

Lemon meringue pie – lemon curd mousse, lemon marshmallow, sable crumbs, balsamic, meringue

Well this dessert sounded a lot better than it looked. There was no wow factor in the taste or presentation. It was bland and just tasted like creme brulee with popcorn sprinkled on it. The center of attention, the creme brulee was presented pretty sloppy. 

Popcorn Brulee powdered popcorn, salted caramel, chocolate brittle

Popcorn Brulee – powdered popcorn, salted caramel, chocolate brittle

Raspberry Roll Up with Cream, Vanilla

I think this was the special on at the time, don’t have a record of what this is. sorry guys :(

Taste is the deciding factor in whether I like a dish or not. Presentation is still a big part for me but to be honest, if your dish tastes amazing and you present it like dog poo, who cares (my camera would disagree though). Devour finds a very good balance between the two, there is always something unique and special about their presentation yet this does not compromise the taste.

Food: 2.5/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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4 comments for “Devour Dessert Bar, Prospect

  1. July 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I love the way they present their food there. So amazing, the pictures are awesome too!

    • July 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks :) You’ll always find something special in their presentations, always so pretty.

  2. August 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    So you were the one with the bright flash! Jokes! :) I definitely love Devour also….just blogged about it too…..love their innovation – i had a popcorn milkshake there….delicious!

    • August 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

      I need to try it out, I saw those milkshakes people were drinking in their cute little milk bottles, I wanted one but I definitely couldn’t fit it in :( Will need to try it next time I go.

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