23 November 2010

It's Official!! Burch & Purchese To Open Early 2011

We are delighted to announce today very special news to all of our readers. 'Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio' will have it's first retail outlet in South Yarra, Melbourne opening early 2011. We have been working hard for a number of years, refining our concept and searching for a site and we are very pleased to say that we are not far away from finally opening the doors.
You may have seen snippets in the Australian press recently so this is to confirm the stories are true and we look forward to sharing our passion for contemporary dessert designs with the residents of Melbourne.
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The Australian 23.11.10

15 November 2010

Wedding Cake 14.11.10

Phew! Another weekend and another few cakes, this one was really fun. It was commissioned for a lovely couple who were married on Sunday, they designed the flavours and a few of the visual element and we put it together for them. The cake consisted of 'Tarakan' & 'Nayarit' chocolates from Chocovic made into a mousse. It also had raspberry mayonnaise, tarragon crunchy meringue, brownie and Murray River salted caramel. We also produce a specially designed antique chocolate piece for the top of the cake and each guest had a mini version of the main cake to prevent all that unattractive cake cutting that so often happens. We wish the couple a happy life and look forward to making more delicious creations such as these. Thanks to Kate from Bright Young things and the owners of the Emerald Peacock in the city for all of their help.

Bright Young Things   http://www.brightyoungthings.net.au/
The Emerald Peacock  http://www.theemeraldpeacock.com/

14 November 2010

Alcoholic Architecture by Bompas & Parr

Bompas & Parr Jelly Film - See who's coming to town!!

Event Information! ARCHITEXTURAL: A Collaboration with Bompas & Parr

We are VERY excited to announce our latest collaboration for 2011. International 'Jellymongers' Bompas & Parr are bringing their eccentric skills to Melbourne next year as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
We have organised an exclusive 'one night only' event in The Gershwin Room at the famous Espy Hotel in St.Kilda. The event is being named 'ARCHITEXTURAL' and pairs the extravagant architectural jelly making skills of Bompas & Parr with the multi textured cuisine of Burch & Purchese.
If you don't know much about the 'Jellymongers' then check out their excellent website www.jellymongers.co.uk and view some of the amazing events they have worked on in the last couple of years.
These have included an artisanal chewing gum factory in a shopping centre, a walk in cocktail of vaporised gin & tonic, a Futuristic Aerobanquet and a 'sugar cave' for London Fashion Week.
The night at the Espy promises to be a fantastic match between two creative forces and will include drinks, laughs, jellies, music and BIG SURPRISES! We can't tell you too much as we don't want to spoil the night but we can tell you that famous & iconic Melbourne structures may be recreated out of jelly and that Burch & Purchese will provide some specially designed sweet dishes throughout the night.
Music & entertainment is on the cards as are special guest MC's and exclusive goodies to take home.

Tickets are now available, and if you want to be part of this unique and entertaining night which is sure to be a highlight of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2011, you should email cath@burchandpurchese.com for more details. We hope you decide to join us on the 10th March 2011 and we will update you on announcements on this and other events here as they happen.

Wedding Cake 06.11.10

We have been very busy with our unique designer wedding cakes lately. It seems we are doing at least 2 events a week at the moment which is great fun and the feedback we have had has been sensational. The creation above was an adaptation of one of our mousse cakes we created a couple of months back. The original was a smooth and silky white chocolate and Heilala vanilla mousse on top of set lemon cream, pistachio custard and crunchy green tea meringue. This was the basis for the clients choice of wedding cake with all of the original elements added plus a few extra. The cake was garnished with one of our signature white chocolate pieces and a few green tea macaroons. We wish the clients well for the future and hope they enjoyed the cake as much as we did making it.

08 November 2010

Event Information! Der Raum vs Burch & Purchese - Cocktail/Dessert Degustation

Matthew Bax - The Man Behind Der Raum
This Event In Conjunction With The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2011
We Will Be Showcasing 5 New Desserts At Der Raum

We are very excited to announce our first collaboration for 2011 with news of two nights at the amazing Der Raum cocktail bar here in Melbourne. Der Raum has established itself as one of the most exciting and innovative bars in the world with a list of awards to rival any bar. Matthew Bax and his head barman Matthew Rees and their team will present cocktail matching to 5 new Burch & Purchese creations as part of two nights of cocktail matching during next years Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. The event is being billed as Der Raum vs. Burch & Purchese and will be held at Der Raum on the 7th & 8th March 2011. We are thrilled to be working closely with such a talented team at Der Raum and this announcement is the first in a series of exciting collaborations and developments in our business planned for 2011. Tickets will be available soon from Der Raum and the information will be on their website at http://www.derraum.com.au/