Dalloyau dates back to 1682 where they had worked within the Versailles court as well as inventing the famous opera cake. With such a reputation as theirs and also conveniently located in the shopping district of Shinsaibashi I decided to try this place out.
The dessert platter came with half a macaron, raspberry gelato and a choice of your own cake. I chose the Tresor which had looked so beautiful.
Dessert Plate (1200 Yen ~ $14 AUD)
The cake outside was stale where the cream was alright but it was nothing special. Cutting through it showed how very messy the entire thing was constructed where no distinguishable layers was present – surprise surprise it tasted like a creamy goop. Sadly I could not overlook the overbearing stale, hard cake which was all I could taste.
Lifting up the macaron from the plate I could already tell that it was gonna be a disaster. The macaron shells were too large resulting in it being dry. The filling completes a macaron and brings it all together but how the hell am I suppose to taste the matcha flavour with such a small smear in the middle?
I was really looking forward to the opera cake with it’s layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, coffee butter cream, chocolate ganache with a chocolate glaze on top. Reality = a flavourless soggy cake.
Opera (400 Yen ~$5 AUD)
Tiny pieces of cake for 400 Yen but I guess it was good that it was tiny as I wanted to throw it away after my first bite. Cake cravings were not satisfied where I was more annoyed at having to spend so much money for such a sour experience.