by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 20 April 2012

Sydney is home to a thriving, mind-bending pastry scene that is turning out some of the most innovative sweets anywhere. Gelato Messina is no exception. First, there are their house-made natural gelatos in flavors like peanut butter with banana jam and fried brioche (aptly called Elvis the Fat Years).

As of the end of 2011, this Darlinghurst hotspot also began serving-up re-conceptualized cakes via The Creative Department. Think the Royale w’ Cheese: chocolate crackle gelato, financier bun, white chocolate gelato and apricot gelée, compressed cucumber, white chocolate slice, and raspberry sauce. Or the Samurai, made with yuzu sorbet surrounded by a salted caramel swirl, encased in orange scented chocolate. Looks like Sydney can add another mad patisser to its list.