SBS goes patisserie with Adriano Zumbo

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 25th January 2011

Master patissier Adriano Zumbo, maestro of the macaron and guest star on Ten’s Masterchef, has landed his own SBS series, Zumbo, beginning 10th February 2011 at 7.30pm.

The mouth-watering observational documentary series will deliver a compelling mix of behind-the-scenes kitchen reality and cast-driven story lines, as Zumbo and his team bring his famous creations to life in pursuit of dessert perfection.

In each half hour episode, Adriano, 29, and his young and vibrant team will reveal the challenges of running one of Sydney’s busiest kitchens.

Some desserts take hours to create, others take weeks. Adriano taste tests and judges every creation and if it’s not perfect, it goes in the bin.

Across the series, viewers will be treated to an insight into Adriano’s busy life as one of Australia’s leading dessert and pastry chefs.

Viewers will see Zumbo creating over 60 new flavours of his signature dish – macarons – in just five days. He turns his Balmain kitchen upside down to create the largest ever range of macarons Australia has even seen. In this daunting task, Zumbo and his team create flavours ranging from pig’s blood and chocolate to hamburger and 23 carat-edible-gold.

Zumbo will also return to his family roots for the first time in five years, with a visit to his home in Coonamble, in country New South Wales. Coonamble is flooded, but the show must go on, as Zumbo and two of his staff cater for one of the biggest events of the year – his dad’s birthday.

Also in the series: Zumbo launches his new summer range of desserts, ‘Summer Love’, in a catwalk parade like no other: thirty models strut their stuff down a catwalk, showcasing Zumbo’s beautiful new range of desserts, as 200 fans are amongst the first to sample his creations.