Summer is sweet at The Stores Grocer in the West End are showing off their patisserie skills with a range of goodies to bring sweet sunlight to any gathering.

The kitchen team headed by the very talented Milanese chef Jacopo Corbetta and pâtissier Daryl Willmott have a delicate, soulful take on cakes and pastries available in store ready-to-go or eat inhouse, and of course favourites can be ordered in advance for those special celebratory occasions. For those who have not met pâtissier Daryl Willmott, he comes with amazing credentials having worked and created in highly awarded restaurants the likes of ecco in Brisbane, Byron Bay’s Rae’s on Wategos, Margaret River’s Brooklyn Valley and many other similar high-profile establishments.

Jacopo and Daryl’s creations are rich and decadent without being overwhelming, like a vanilla butter cake with vanilla icing and Valrhona milk chocolate ‘caramelia’ pearls, and a Valrhona chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing and Valrhona chocolate pearls. For something less unctuous The Stores Grocer kitchen offer rhubarb custard crumble tart, gluten-free flourless orange cake and a changing selection of irresistible favourites, including lemon meringue tart, Portuguese tart and tiramisu. GF and Vegan dietaries have not been forgotten…

“Cakes and sweets are so soulful, yes they can be indulgent, but even a little of something special can make a big difference,” said Daryl. “We can give you a level of quality it’s difficult to achieve yourself, whether you want a treat or a celebration.” For those who want to spend more time enjoying life instead of preparing for it, visit The Stores Grocer website or in person to be tempted by the selection of sweet things on offer, and talk with the staff about your ‘sweet’ needs.

Tempting favourites

The Stores Grocer have their own take on classic Butter Cakes, Chocolate Cakes, Tiramisu, an enticing selections of flans, tarts, biscuits, cakes and so much more … There’s also frangipane tart with seasonal fruit – currently fresh nectarine, and don’t forget the highly-in-demand New York Style Cheesecake – so traditional but so decadent. Also available at The Stores are tempting dessert accompaniments – fresh double cream, crème fraiche, ice cream, sorbet, chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, flavoured sugars, tuilles, berries, other seasonal fruits and so much more.

Sweet gifts

If celebrations are pending, The Stores have hampers and gifts for the dedicated foodie, and an amazing range of gourmet foods and fresh produce constantly arriving in-store. Choose your own selection of products for a hamper, placed in a handmade artisan basket or gift box, or leave it to us to create the perfect bespoke gift.

Welcome to foodie heaven

Like a spacious, airy, abundant European-style food hall, The Stores Grocer is a wonderland of inspiration for cooks. Fresh, local produce, a delicatessen, fromagerie, butchery, seafood, fresh artisanal breads and much more is available to both home cooks and the on-site kitchen to fulfill Jacopo and Daryl’s creative desires. The Stores Grocer has an ever-growing library of recipes available on their website with suggestions for some of the hundreds of distinct locally made or grown grocery lines. At the deli you’ll find smallgoods from local artisans as well as the iconic European suppliers, the very best handmade cheeses from all over the world, and a tremendous range of local and imported charcuterie.

On the corner block across from the Queensland Ballet on Montague Road West, The Stores Grocer is the hub of a bustling food precinct, incorporating The Source bulk foods and the Ehden bistro and bar -inside the historic corner building.

 Temptations – Examples only. Not all are available every day. Pre-orders are welcome! Bespoke – The Stores Made, Cakes / Desserts / Other. Delights include vanilla butter cake with vanilla icing and Valrhona milk chocolate “caramelia” pearls – 6” round, vanilla butter cake with raspberry icing – 6” round, vanilla butter cake with passionfruit icing – 6” round, vanilla butter cake with vanilla icing – CUPCAKES, Valrhona chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing and Valrhona chocolate pearls – 6” round, Valrhona chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing – CUPCAKES, Devils’ food cupcake with salted caramel – CUPCAKES, vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate ganache icing, fresh berries and flowers – large bar cake or ciambella shape cake (vegan), vegan tiramisu cake (vegan), tiramisu, New York cheesecake, pumpkin maple loaf, lemon tea cake with passionfruit icing – bar cake, flourless orange cake (gf), polenta and orange cake – single portions (gf), lemon meringue tart, ginger brûlée tart, Portuguese tart, frangipane tart with seasonal fruit – currently nectarine, rhubarb custard crumble tart, muffins, breakfast tart, banana bread, and cannoli.

IN-STORE SHOPPING TRADING HOURS – Monday to Friday – 7am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday – 7am to 5pm. WHERE – The Stores Grocer, 404 Montague Road, Cnr Raven Street, West End. PARKING – At rear via Raven Street OR at front via Montague Road. PHONE – 07 3255 0033. WEBSITE – CATERING – SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER – RECIPES – LATEST ARRIVALS, TASTINGS, EVENTS – INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES OF GLORIOUS FOOD –