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Famous Restaurant Desserts At Home

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

A mouth-watering offering, specially curated for Minifarms!

When Riccardo Falcone, the former executive pastry chef at Rockpool group, shared his dream of owning his own pastry shop with his friend and chef-restaurateur Orazio D’Elia, Mia Dolci was born.

The small business supplies authentic Italian desserts to top-tier restaurants across Sydney, including the star-studded Rockpool group, where Riccardo honed his classical pastry-making skills.

Now Minifarms is among the lucky few to build a connection with Riccardo and taste his delicious creations at half the price!

“With Minifarms, we wanted to do a selection of tarts that we don’t sell at the Mia Dolci patisserie or to any of our clients,” said Devon Mansfield, operations manager. “We created a hand selected menu of some of Riccardo’s favourites, and we put a bit of a twist on them.”

Among them is the popular chocolate torta, comprising a delectable dark chocolate ganache with an almond meal short crust base.

“A lot of people have also liked our basque cheesecake, which is new for us. It has a rhubarb compote on the top,” said Devon.

Mia Dolci makes all their jams and marmalades in-house, using the freshest, seasonal produce supplied by none other than Dom from JD Providore – Minifarms’ beloved fruit and veg guru.

“We’re very fortunate that we have Dom on board with us,” said Devon. “He goes down to the market, picks his fruits, calls us and says; hey this is great this week – do you want it?”

“Every season the fruits change, and we use what comes in to make jams, and Riccardo sees how we can incorporate them into the desserts as well.”

Beyond this, Mia Dolci has more exciting offerings in store for Minifarms.

“We would love to create some dessert jars for Minifarms going forward. Homemade, classic tiramisu or chocolate mousse would be amazing,” Devon said.

“That way we can offer something a little more than a slice of cake – something that you can get your spoon stuck into.”

Since launching late last year, Riccardo has been busy testing the waters, taking on board customer feedback, and bringing to life new flavours.

“We’re still growing, there’s a lot more to come and a lot more to still be excited about,” Devon said.

Look out for Mia Dolci’s offerings and enjoy premium desserts from the comfort of your own home, all while supporting another small business.


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