Saturday, January 15, 2011

Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry is at 277 Australia Street, Newtown (a few doors away from Living Room). I've written elsewhere about their incredible cakes, which are beautifully and idiosyncratically decorated (figs, pistachios and tiny flowers feature heavily), but this time I also tried a lamb shank and red wine pie ($7.50, pictured below on its rapid route to destruction), which was, without hyperbole, heavenly: tender, moist lamb in a fragrant sauce encased in warm, crisp, perfectly flaky pastry. The space inside is tiny and the shop is always packed inside and out with the relaxed, urban-cool denizens of Newtown. For my next visit, I have earmarked the chocolate éclairs, which have a very good reputation (and looked wonderful).

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  1. I love the way good places become known effortlessly just by word of mouth because they are so good that people want to talk about them. your photos are beautiful and capture what balck star is to me. detail and quality. This alone is worth the trip to Newtown

  2. Thank you! It was a delight to photograph their cakes - they are effortlessly photogenic.

  3. yuuuuuuuuum!my mouth was just watering more and more as i scrolled down!gorgeous!
    Laura Bella

  4. Thanks, Laura Bella. I dream about that pie.