Brisbane's Best Winter Desserts | Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane's Best Winter Desserts

Alright guys, summer’s over. Put the smoothie bowls away and give the kale the old heave ho because it’s time to stop pretending we prefer juices over milkshakes and get back to what we do best - comfort food.

Here is a list of decadent, rich, soul-soothing winter desserts that will make you feel better than a beach bod ever could.

Nostimo| Stuffed Roasted Apple | South Brisbane

Nothing says winter like a roast, spices and comfort food, and Nostimo combines them into one indulgent dessert. The stuffed roasted apple with walnuts, almonds, pistachio, apple puree and cinnamon ice cream won’t be the only thing stuffed once you’re waddling out of there.

Deer Duck Bistro | Smoked Semifreddo | Auchenflower

After a meal here, it’s easy to wonder how to duck you’re going to fit dessert – until you see the plate of toasted meringue, smoked semifreddo and Turkish delight making its way across the room and your dessert stomach flings open without a second thought.

Lennons Restaurant & Bar | Chocolate Marquise | CBD

You may say we’re dreamers, but we’re not the only ones – as made apparent by Lennons insanely rich and delectable chocolate marquise made with Valrhona chocolate and topped with berries, nuts and honeycomb.

Vine Restaurant & Bar | Tiramisu | New Farm

It’s a reach to pick a winter fave from Vine’s delish dessert menu, but after much consideration and deliberation, their signature tiramisu with homemade savoiardi, Italian liqueurs, espresso and vanilla mascarpone cream is the top pick (and gave us a much-needed caffeine kick).

Jellyfish | Peanut Butter Parfait | CBD 

Float on down to Jellyfish for a dessert that isn’t just more beautiful than we could ever aspire to be, but electrifyingly delicious. The peanut butter parfait is a taste sensation with raspberry sorbet, sponge and powder.

Three Blue Ducks| Chocolate Parfait | CBD

Smooth and criminally decadent, the Chocolate Parfait from Three Blue Ducks is a staple in winter comfort food with almond crumb, pickled blueberries and matcha – and we’re going to be quacking about it for months.

Julius Pizzeria| Frittelle | South Brisbane

Julius Pizzeria… need we say more? The much-loved Italian eatery delivers the goods in every way, and their desserts are no exception. Their fried ricotta dumplings filled with blackberry jam and zabaglione ice cream are a must-try.

Saké | Vanilla Cheesecake | CBD

As well as a delectable range of Japanese eats, Saké’s dessert menu is something to behold – but with everything, there has to be a winner (did you hear that, dad?) and our favourite sweet treat is the Vanilla Cheesecake with yuzu, strawberry and peanuts.

Montrachet| Brioche Pudding | Bowen Hills

Known for their freshly baked goods and award-winning eats, Montrachet doesn’t drop the ball with their dessert menu, offering a selection of sugary goodness including a brioche pudding baked with caramel and raspberry jam and Chantilly cream.

We won’t desert you, but you can bet we’re gonna dessert you.

Words by Sophia Lunn
- the gourmand with a sweet cavity.