Desserts glorious desserts at Whisk Dessert Bar

Desserts glorious desserts is a real treat at Whisk Dessert Bar who only sells desserts but with a unique twist such as blue cheese served with a lime sorbet.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis by Randon to sample the sweet delights which they have whisked up.

Whisk Dessert Bar

After a successful run last autumn, Whisk Dessert Bar is back. Only this time it is bigger and better and has popped up in Angel for a three month summer stint (14 May to 3 August).

Whisk Dessert Bar is headed up by award winning patisserie chef Simon Jenkins and dessert loving entrepreneur Randon Burns, there’ll be all sorts on offer.

Simon Jenkins is an award-winning pastry chef who recently was named the Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year in 2018. He has been a part of restaurants winning 1 and 2 Michelin stars and has several major hotel openings to his name.

Love desserts go on treat yourself!

Desserts glorious desserts at Whisk Dessert Bar

Whisk Dessert Bar can be found within the Angel Shopping Centre. Upon entering and going up the stairs I enter into a large space (2,100 sq ft) which is decked with individual tables and booth style seating with black leather type seats.

I went along with my friend Steve and we sat at a lovely table overlooking Angel High Street.

Looking through the menu I could certainly see how Simon and Randon have not been afraid of making bold decisions as their three course dessert menu certainly did combine a lot of different techniques and flavours bringing savoury and sweet together, as you can see from the menu below:  

THREE-COURSE DESSERT TASTING MENU

Amuse

Soft set strawberry jelly, Gariguette strawberry, vanilla yoghurt mousse, lime foam

Choice of Dessert
(with tea or dessert wine pairing)

Vanilla parfait, fresh raspberries, Gariguette strawberries, aged balsamic pearls, fresh basil cress, basil oil dressing, soft meringue

Dark chocolate crème (68%), parsnip ice cream, orange granita, fresh horseradish zest, orange puree

“Banoffee” banana with shortbread, lime, caramelised milk, aerated coffee, banana ice cream

Roasted rhubarb, vanilla crumble, deep fried ginger, custard cream, lemon verbena ice cream

Avocado and white chocolate mousse, torched sweetcorn, chai chilli dressing, caramel cocoa nibs

​Celery sorbet, crumbled blue cheese, fresh honeycomb, quince jelly, super thin flat bread

Petits Fours

Milk chocolate truffle
Fresh lemon madeleine
Petit four du jour

Note: The menu will change over the course of the pop up to incorporate Britain’s seasonal produce.

After much thought I opted for the “Banoffee” banana with shortbread, lime, caramelised milk, aerated coffee, banana ice cream and I pair my dessert with the tea. My friend opted for the Celery sorbet, crumbled blue cheese, fresh honeycomb, quince jelly, super thin flat bread and opted to have his paired with a dessert wine.

Randon then gave us some gold cutlery which he only gives to those who might be celebrating their birthday or anniversary which is a nice touch and they look classy.

Wuyi Oolong brewing
Whisk dessert bar tea
Wuyi Oolong

After a short while my paired tea arrived. It was a Wuyi Oolong tea. Oolong teas are neither black nor green but somewhere in between. It came served with a 3 minute sand timer which is novel. After it had brewed I poured it into my glass cup and it produced a lovely caramel colouring and a lovely smell came off from it. The tea tasted lovely with hints of smokiness, and a fruity sweet flavour.

Steve opted for dessert wine and his was paired with Durban Beaumes de Venise 2016, a fortified Muscat from southern France with orange blossom notes that complement the quince and honeycomb. Read more about his wine and dessert experience via heading to his blog.

Soft set strawberry jelly, Gariguette strawberry, vanilla yoghurt mousse, lime foam

This strawberry dessert was a delight with the sweet jelly and the creamy vanilla yoghurt mousse with the lime foam which gave it that little sourness. It all worked beautifully together and looked amazing.

“Banoffee” banana with shortbread, lime, caramelised milk, aerated coffee, banana ice cream

This Banoffe banana desert was a real delight as was creamy, the coffee gave the cream a unique twist making it taste slightly of tiramisu plus the soft banana chunks and the buttery biscuit base gave the dish a new texture and element. Highly recommend if you love bananas and coffee.

Petits Fours

The Petit Fours were amazing. I loved the milk chocolate truffle which was creamy sand chocolatey, the lemon madeleine was lovely a warm sponge with a lovely hint of lemon citrus and finally the du jour was a cherry jelly delight.

All the desserts I had were a sweet delight.

Steve and me

Me and Steve loved our time at Whisk Dessert Bar and will certainly be looking to return to try the new upcoming seasonal desserts.

Charity event

On 6 July Whisk are holding a special event to help raise funds for homeless dogs and cats in Moldova called Friends of Moldavian Strays UK (FoMS). Every penny on that evening (5-11pm) will be donated to FoMS.

Please Sir can I have some more

When I was there I wish I could of eaten the whole entire menu as the desserts are so unique and different to any other dessert I have ever eaten. This pop up dessert bar certainly was a sweet dream come true.

I particularly loved the spacious area and the booths along the walls. I also loved how each dessert was beautifully presented and the taste. Randon also made us feel very welcome and was a real pleasure to speak to adding to the experience. The only comment I would make though is that the place lacked atmosphere I think some music would be good to be played throughout the restaurant and perhaps some flowers on the tables would be an added touch. Other than that this was dessert heaven.

As this is a pop up be quick before it ends on 3 August.

However Randon did mention about possibly reopening another location on a more permanent basis in the future.

Pop in or book

Discover more click here.

Dates
14 May – 3 August
Tuesday – Saturday evenings 5pm – 10:30pm

Location
Angel Central, First Floor, 23 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS
(Go up the stairs opposite Pret a Manger)

Prices
Three course experience £15 per person
Plus £2.50 per person for tea pairing or coffee
Plus £6 per person for dessert wine

This is a walk in dessert bar on a first come first basis.

Reservations only can be made for parties of 6 or more. Email randon@whiskdessertbar.co.uk.

Thank you to Whisk Dessert Bar for inviting me and another community member of Love Pop Ups London come down to enjoy your unique desserts. This experience was complimentary from them but all views are my own honest opinion.

Click link below to read the other bloggers honest opinion about what they thought of Whisk Dessert Bar.

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