Biscuit Dacquoise With Espresso, layered with feuilattine, coffee and chocolate creamThis is another version of the classic Opera but without the buttercream once again. Hmm, is that a new trend of opera? But once again, it can do without the buttercream as the coffee and chocolate cream matches so well with one another. The cream here is thicker and holds together more firmly that the usual mousse.
The Dacquoise was moist and released some coffee flavour, but not really as bitter as I had expected it to be. Afterall, it was written that espresso was used. The Feuillatine was also less crunchy perhaps due to the addition of more chocolate ganache. But overall sweetness was just right.
Lemon cream, raspberry sauce with a caramelized meringue
This is a classic lemon curd tart and it took me quite some time before deciding to try it. The lemon filling was very tangy and not eggy at all, which is very good of course. The tart shell, again had exactly the same crispiness as it's tart shell for the Profiterole.
The quality of this citron tart( guess not only lemon was used, but maybe some lime and oranges) makes it slightly better than the previous ones that I've tried.Though the meringue has weeped a little after a day in the fridge.
This is really good. Comparable to other versions. It's very hard to diff amongst the various versions unless can try them all at one go. Literally impossible unless for the newspaper food review critics. So all I can say is that the cream here is less sweet and lighter than any other I have tasted so far. The sponge meet the light and soft standard too. But I guess this is not surprising since the chef is a Japanese lady:)
Biscuit Caramel with semi dry figs, cassis cream and creme chantily
(don't mistake the biscuit for real biscuit, it is actually a dense cake)
This one is named after the hotel and I thought it would be very special. Yes, no doubt the ingredients such as dried figs are quite rare,it is way too sweet and can compete with a mont blanc. However, this is harder to finish because the texture is like a dense butter almond cake. Biscuit caramel??? Where was it actually....
Choux puff with Praline Cream and Chocolate sauce
This one is a must buy every time I spot one. This one is phew...not too sweet. The choux puff is but not the best. However, each mini puffs oozes out delicious praline cream that has a very subtle hazelnut taste. The thickness of cream is just right too.
Choux puff with Praline cream and Dark Chocolate FeuillatineRegret buying this after knowing that most components are similar to the Profiterole tart. So much the same taste and texture except for the dark chocolate crunchy bits.
French imported Dark, Milk and White Chocolate on a crumbly base
I was expecting quite alot from this but honestly this cake is not worth compared to other much softer choc mousse cake available, like Paves Opera or The Patissier's Majesty. The chocolate section though not too sweet, was slightly chewy or rubbery. Strange for a mousse cake isn't it?
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