Sanremo bakery cake
Well, this was the first time I got my birthday cake from Sanremo. The donuts were very good, but the cake, not so much.
Perhaps Italian style cakes are not my style, but I found the Bacio cake quite disappointing. The description is about 3/4 of the way down on this link:
The sponge cake layers were moistened for sure, from the vanilla syrup, but the texture was very, very dry and very coarse. I could not taste any hazelnut in the filling, and the ganache when I sliced in with my fork had a bit of a pull, like a thinned out carmel, not what I recall ganache to be, but then again, it might be the style of this bakery. The hazelnuts did not taste fresh, they tasted of refrigerated nuts gone bad. I was very, disappointed.
I chose this cake for a special birthday after having it from Baker Street Desserts. It only looked the same, the taste was not all all what I had expected. BSD has discontinued the cake, so I thought, from reading the description, it might be similar.
The food at Sanremo was good - I had a chicken cutlet Italian sandwich while I was there and the donuts were very good and fresh, but I will pass on the cakes.
Just wanted to share my review :(
Ugh, glad it's not just me then.
I wish I had picked a better place for such a special birthday year. I still can't get that taste of stale refrigerated nuts out of my mind. We ended up throwing 2/3 of the cake out. I do refrigerate/freeze my walnuts and other nuts, but these tasted very, very odd. Mine don't taste at all like that when I use them in baking, eating or decorating.