MEDIA: Sydney Cafes
When Italians hear the name Caruso, opera comes to mind. “The man with the orchid-lined voice”, Enrico Caruso, was one of the first musicians to document his voice on recordings, and through he died relatively young, he was the most admired operatic tenor of the early 20th century.
In 21st Century Sydney, it seems the name Caruso is again on people’s lips, not just Italians this time, because of what’s passing through the lips – delectable Italian delights like continental and gelato cakes made to order for all occasions, and now also via a thriving cafe in Wetherill Park which brings together the sweetest aspects of Italian cuisine with the pleasures of (Italian-inspired of course) Australian cafe culture.
In the bustle that is Pasticceria Caruso, I discover there’s a little bit of show business at play once again in the Caruso name. Their famed Cannoli Bazooka filled with 50 mini cannoli, is a worthy rival to Black Star Pastry’s strawberry watermelon cake as most instagrammable dessert in Sydney, while they now have Australia’s first Cannoli Truck winning over the kind of #foodierazzi who will only eat food if it’s served to them from a roadworthy vehicle.