Normally when Monday morning comes around, I would wake up feeling the same sentiments as Garfield: I HATE MONDAYS. However, thanks to the Dessert Evenings that Shaun Quade has been hosting for a few weeks now, those feelings were no longer the case and I could not wait for the massive sugar rush.
The last time I was down in Spotswood was due to either a visit to Scienceworks or a leisurely ride along the nearby bike trail. I have read reviews of the Duchess of Spotswood doing good brunches/coffee but have never had the opportunity to check out the place until now. It has a large courtyard at the back which should be lovely for brunches on a warm weekend.
The dessert evening was good value for its quality of ingredients, flavours and dining experience. A more detailed description of what we sampled that night along with photos can be found here: http://www.weekendnotes.com/shaun-quade-dessert-evenings/.
The evening includes: a small starter course, 3 courses and petite fours for $45 per person. Tea/coffee are not included. They accept cash-only.