HOUSE at Dempsey seeks to stir up some serious waves of nostalgia through their new but old fashioned array of desserts. Imagine walking into one of Enid Blyton’s books, The Magic Faraway Tree for example or even stumbling upon the Mad Hatter’s tea party in the serene forest. You wouldn’t expect artisan cakes or deconstructed desserts, no – Just the classics done really well.
The elegant and substantial Orange Blossom Cake ($9.50/slice) is the ultimate dream come true for carrot cake lovers who just can’t get enough of cream cheese. Kissed with a scent of orange blossom water, the traditional cake gives that subtle hint of a tangy orange while you dig in.
Mango Coconut Passionfruit Cake
Key Lime Pie
But if lemon is more your pick of the citrus family and you happen to be the number one fan of cheesecakes, our personal favourite, the velvety smooth Lemon Curd Cheesecake ($9.50/slice) is your match made in heaven.
Salted Caramel Toastie
Adding some warmth to the table are the Salted Caramel Toastie ($15) and the Warm Sticky Date Pudding ($12) respectively. The former stars a scoop of caramel biscuit ice cream, crunchy caramelized walnuts and lashes of salted caramel atop a toasted brioche. Take away the brioche and replace it with a light steamed date pudding with a splash more of caramel sauce and you’ll get the latter. Although the Snickers Tart ($8.50) and Bitter Chocolate Tart ($8.50) aren’t new to the menu, we think they much deserve a highlight.
Warm Sticky Date Pudding
Snickers Tarts and the all-time favourite Bitter Chocolate Tarts