Parramatta is set to become Sydney's second CBD, and in some ways it has already achieved that title. With a new restaurant popping up each week, as well as many budding "hipster" cafes, it's a great dining district. Specifically only a short stroll from the CBD centre is Adora Handmade Chocolate, a chocolate shop run by a wonderful duo of chocolate loving sisters. We had the pleasure of speaking with Tina and were amazed with her passion for all things chocolate. You can really see a difference in the Adora handmade chocolates against your typical store bought varieties.
Prior to starting up Adora, Tina was studying Nutrition and Dietetics. The sisters actually started making chocolate from their home and under strict council rules, they were instructed to open the store up to customers and provide coffee services throughout the day. When it was time to expand (again), they choose Parramatta (woo hoo). You are left with a store that is spacious, light, airy and is extremely inviting. Adora has expanded to five locations including: Earlwood, Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Rose Bay.
Make sure you drop by and grab a coffee (with a complimentary chocolate) to start your day. Matt has been visiting their Sydney CBD almost daily since we've discovered this place for his morning coffee fix. They use REAL Belgium chocolate in their coffee's and hot chocolates and it is almost too hard to resist.
High Tea at Adora
High Tea at Adora
We had the pleasure of being treated to amazing pastries (both savoury and sweet) with Adora's High Tea Menu. They have a large selection to choose from for your next event: Adora High Tea Menu
We sampled two High Tea Stands.
High Tea One: mini spinach puff pastry, mini ham, cheese and tomato quiche, mini scones with mixed berry compote and cream, caramel butter shortbread, vanilla mascarpone tart with dark chocolate sea salt and raspberry, three layer gluten free chocolate, raspberry and vanilla mousse petit four cake, your choice of any award winning handmade chocolate and a choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
High Tea Two: mini spinach puff pastry, mini ham, cheese and tomato quiche, mini scones with mixed berry compote and cream, triple chocolate mini brownie, mini lemon meringue tart, mini chocolate caramel petit four cake, your choice of any award winning handmade chocolate and a choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Adora Handmade Chocolates
Adora Handmade Chocolate have won numerous Gold and Silver awards and supplied at impressive locations including the Sydney Opera House and on P&O. Because all chocolates are hand made with no preservatives or artificial colours or flavouring and each chocolate contains a high percentage of cocoa butter (which is surprising in this day and age), the shelf life is about three weeks. We were told that a good chocolate which has a high percentage of cocoa butter should satisfy you after one or two bites - not too sure how that is at all possible when you have a mountain of chocolate in front of you.
Overall we had an enjoyable evening and feel 100x fatter just thinking about how much chocolate we ate (Matt devoured the gift pack on the way home). Thank you Naomi and Ryan from Zomato and Tina and your lovely sister from Adora Handmade Chocolate for hosting the Zomato Blogger High Tea Evening.