Commonly referred to as Australia's most celebrated and internationally-respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers, Kirsten is the sole ambassador in Australia for leading chocolate manufacturer Callebaut, has previously represented Australia at the World Pastry Team Championships in Vegas, won a Gold and Bronze medal for her chocolate artistry in Germany and recently released her first cookbook, Chocolate to Savour.
Kirsten talks about her top spots for chocolate in Melbourne.
"I love the warm soft-centred chocolate pudding at Cecconi Restaurant, regardless of season. It's served with toasted milk ice cream and I feel like it's just good for the soul. This is one place where when I order, I don't like to share!"
61 Flinders Lane Melbourne
"Although he's known for his pasta, the Chocolate Souffle at Grossi Florentino makes me want to skip mains and go straight to dessert. I know how difficult it is to create the perfect soufflé, so to do it over and over with the textures and tastes that this has, is nothing short of impressive. And delicious."
80 Bourke Street Melbourne
"Although this dessert isn't technically all chocolate, the peanut butter parfait with salted caramel and soft chocolate at Supernormal is the perfect flavour combination. The addition of peanuts gives it a fabulous crunch and it's the perfect end to a meal, or the perfect stand alone dish if you just feel like something deliciously sweet and salty!"
180 Flinders Lane Melbourne
This article originally appeared on 7travel.com.au.