I first encountered Mud Dessert Bar in celebration for being selected for the Metropolitan East cricket team. Little did I know it would create a relationship with this restaurant more than I would ever think.
Four and a half months later on school camp, I met a boy called Harry from my new school . After I got to know him and we became good friends he told me his Mum and step-Dad owned and ran Mud Dessert Bar and La Quinta Mexican, both on Oxford Street Bulimba.
After a few weeks I got to know Harry’s family and began to taste more of Mud’s desserts and tapas. After Mud’s executive pastry chef left the restaurant they hired a world famous pastry chef Patrice Thomas Martelly. He began working at Mud after owning and working in his own Chocolateria in London called Comte Martelly. I asked for some work experience and Patrice accepted.
I took advantage of a public holiday and organized a day working experience with Harry's Mum at Mud dessert Bar under guidance from Patrice. I was straight into the action flipping and making chocolate pancakes for the Kids menu. It was busy and it was hot on the morning I was there. After the Breakfast rush, Patrice moved me on to some more difficult jobs such as making tuiles- a thin, crisp sweet or savory cookie or wafer made of dough. I was also given the job of making all the edible decorations for the desserts. After Patrice left for a meeting, the pastry apprentice and I were whipping up decadent sundaes for lunch.
Before too soon Dad arrived to pick me up and spoiled my fun.
Apparently homework is way more important Dad told me. Oh well there is always another time.