The phrase “sweets for the sweet” takes on a whole new meaning around Valentine’s Day. Instead of the tried-and-true traditional boxed chocolates, why not surprise your sweet-toothed sweetheart with something slightly left of field?
Dello Mano make rich artisan brownies right here in Brisbane. The sweet treats are sought after by world leaders and movie stars – as well as discerning dessert lovers. Dello Mano owners,Deb and Bien Peralta met and fell in love at a Melbourne chocolate factory many years ago. Their romantic partnership bloomed into a booming business with Dello Mano now operating two stores in Brisbane and exporting hand-made brownies across the globe.
Traditional Sicilian pastries are baked daily at Dolci Sapori, in Brisbane’s Clayfield. Try freshly made cannoli, delicate pastries or traditional biscuits (pasticinni) to hit your sweet-heart’s sweet spot. Dine in or take home a gift box of treats. dolcisapori.com.au
Les Folies de Paris in Spring Hill is home to Brisbane’s best macarons, according to owners Olivier and Christine Orseau. After moving here from Paris 3 years ago, the pair set out to bring their favourite French treat to a whole new city of admirers. The macarons are 100% gluten free, made from almond meal and filled with real fruit puree ganache.
Les Folies de Paris
97 Kennigo Street, Spring Hill
828 Sandgate Road, Clayfield
Tattersalls Arcade, Queen Street Mall
29 Doggett Street, Teneriffe