Hot and cold macarons served with hazelnut gelato at Brownhaus

I was very curious as I wandered pass Brownhaus in Subiaco, there were signs advertising hot and cold macarons, waffles and Belgian chocolate. It was also the latest dessert parlour my bro ex-fatty and his gf Little Miss Bacon had been talking about so burger boy thought we’d give it a try.

No surprises, we ordered the macarons sharing plate to share ($14.90). This dessert plate was impressive and presentation wise,  better than I had expected.

Macaron Sharing Plate at Brownhaus

Flavours on the plate and what we thought clock-wise starting from the massive macaron:

  • The massive macaron was served warm and was a red fruit flavour. burger boy described this macaron as fruits of the forest (it was very fruity!). I thought it tasted like a berry jam. I didn’t know if I would like a warm macaron but it was nice but you have to have a sweet tooth to like this. Side note – my Donna Hay megacrons as named by Sue Yeap and as featured on Little Miss Bacon’s blog was not so odd after all!
  • The mini fig macaron, although I like fig was a bit too intense for my liking. I was impressed that the filling was made from real fig and it wasn’t just fig flavoured.
  • The apricot macaron tasted like apricot, but we weren’t a fan. burger boy compared it to the unwanted leftover Cadbury chocolates in the box and the feeling you get when you bite into it only to be disappointed…
  • I don’t eat bananas so burger boy had the banana macaron all to himself. He thought it was way too sweet and again wasn’t a fan.
  • My favourite was the orange macaron which was lighter in flavour and sweet without being overpowering.
  • The macarons were served with a beautiful slice of hazelnut gelato. I was expecting a plain old scoop so I thought the presentation was lovely, it was also very tasty. burger boy doesn’t like hazelnut but really enjoyed this hazelnut gelato. It complemented the richness of the macarons well.

burger boy had also felt like ice-cream so he ordered a bowl of cookies & cream ice-cream with chocolate shavings & sauce. For $4.90 I thought it was pretty good value as there were three scoops:

Cookies & Cream Ice-cream at Brownhaus

But it was really just cookies & cream ice-cream…there was nothing special about it. In saying that, we were discussing burger boy’s choice and decided that Brownhaus isn’t somewhere you just go for ice-cream. There were a selection of cocktails available too – there were pina coladas from just $6!! We didn’t have one tonight but the list is tempting – pina old fashion, pina mango colada (I’m keen to try this!), pina hurricane colada, pina planters colada, pina berry colada…

Service-wise the young guy who took our order was good and attentive. I have read mixed reviews on the service but our experience was positive.

The macarons are different to what I’ve had and perhaps a tad sweeter than I usually have them but overall still nice. Still loving the novelty of the hot macaron!

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  8 comments for “Hot and cold macarons served with hazelnut gelato at Brownhaus

  1. August 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try one of those peachy/pear shaped gelatos that they have there! I think 3 scoops of icecream is very good too. x
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    • August 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      The gelatos are yummy :) def worth a try Annette. I always used to have them at my Aunty’s Chinese restaurant :) but nowdays it’s all about the fried ice-cream!

  2. August 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Yah for the Megacron! Sue is a genius. That plate looks like good value compared to the individual prices for macarons.

    • August 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      She sure is! And you are too for submitting it to Urban Dictionary, I won’t ever need to explain what’s a megacron when I use it 😉 Yea was good value but I still prefer the macarons at Jean Pierre’s and the guys at Subi Farmer Markets.

  3. August 19, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Definitely a novelty with the hot macaron! Was the texture softer and/or gooier than its cool counterparts?
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    • August 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Yup sure was! Had to hold it very carefully not the break the shell and the gooey goodness was delicious!

  4. August 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve never encountered warm macarons before – might have to give them a go next time I’m in Subi, although it does sound like the flavours are a bit hit-and-miss. The cocktails sound like a good option though!
    Are those actually chocolate shavings on the ice cream? Because in the pic they look a bit like those supermarket ones next to the hundreds-and-thoasands that resemble tiny little chocolate licorice bullets…

    • August 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Yea they weren’t the best macarons I’ve had – they were very different in that the filling were like real fruit. If I was to have them again it’d be just the warm megacron and the orange flavoured one. I was keen to try the pina mango colada (love thick mango cocktails) but it was a Thursday night and I knew I would have a full on day at work today 😉 will try after a dinner / before a night out in Subi sometime. We had requested chocolate shavings but nope they aren’t really real shavings and you are right they were pretty much like the toppings you get from the supermarkets (or even at Sizzlers) – they aren’t anywhere as big as the licorice bullets though and there’s no licorice inside :)

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