Finally, Movenpick has landed in Melbourne CBD (after it opened its first store in Box Hill some time last year). Its well-chosen location in QV, next to Pappa Rich is a savvy business decision.
We visited late on a Sunday after a stroll through the Carlton Gardens and a brief jaunt through the playground. After a few hours of indulging ourselves in such delightfully childish activities, it seemed only befitting that we should indulge in some ice cream and sorbet.
Despite a dizzying array of choices, we tried to be very good and stuck to a strict order of ONLY three scoops. T chose the espresso sorbet and a lemon and lime sorbet. To balance out the hues (and flavours), I chose the grapefruit and sneaked in some caramelised nuts and white chocolate shavings on top.
The assortment of flavours complemented each other in an oddly endearing sort of way. The caramelised nuts complemented the espresso sorbet whilst the white chocolate shavings added a touch of sweetness to the grapefruit flavour. The espresso and grapefruit sorbets simulated a nouveau version of the classic Jaffle. The grapefruit and the lemon and lime made up a much more natural suite of flavours and provided a refreshing finish.