The final stop on our Rocks Foodie Tour led us to dessert at the amazing Pei Modern, where Lauren Eldridge has taken over the pastry kitchen with her whimsical and unique desserts!
We were able to try 5 of Lauren Eldridge’s incredible desserts. First up was the wildflower honeycomb and cultured cream, which had a lovely bitterness and great texture and crunch. Next was the frozen blood orange curd with sherbet and candied orange, which was so beautifully presented, and was packed with freshness and flavour, provided by the bold orange segments.
The dish of the day for me was the sorrel sorbet, with blueberries, white chocolate and yoghurt. I was initially unsure about the savoury sorrel pairing with such a sweet dish, but the light sorbet worked perfectly with the other heavier and sweeter elements, and it was such a refreshing treat!
Liquorice lovers will really enjoy the salted liquorice cake and molasses ice cream, which wasn’t quite to my taste. Finally, the bitter chocolate tart was perfectly paired with sweet cumquat jam, which broke through the richness of the tart – a chocolate lover’s dream!
Pei Modern is tucked away in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, and would make the perfect venue for everything from a work lunch with clients to a romantic dinner with a date. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen, and were even graced with the presence of Mark Best himself, which was so exciting!
It was great to see Lauren at work in her element, preparing such beautiful dishes with finesse. The selection of desserts is superb and each was more unique than the last, keeping you on your toes until the very last bite. They also have a lunch special which would be a great way to try some of the main meals, which looked fantastic as well!
Lovers of unique desserts will thoroughly enjoy the dishes on offer at Pei Modern, where sweet meets savory, sour and salty to create some of the most magnificent treats on offer in Sydney! The sorrel sorbet is such a highlight, and it’s the perfect selection to share among friends.