I never hold any good impression of rainbow cakes but I must confessed Medz's version is so far the best rainbow cake I have. And what could be a more colorful cake than the thing itself when it is dressed up with chocolate ganache to look like a Christmas log cake.
Shaped in a rectangular form, the 1.2kg festive rainbow cake ($46.90++)distinguishes itself from the mediocre ones with the superbly moist sponge layers constituted of fine-textured particles, a far cry from those dry stale versions with big pockets.
Thankfully, they did not take the shortcut of drenching the layers with too much sugar syrup or clogged it with too much distasteful buttercream. Though food coloring can't be totally absent in the construction process, each layer is highlighted with a different flavour. I could taste orange, blueberry, peppermint, but not the cream cheese, caramel, chocolate chips and almond. But at least the effort is there. No wonder it has been voted the best rainbow cake by 8days.
Staying rooted in tradition, there is also the Chocolate Yule Log Cake ($43.90++), whose chocolate sponge is as moist as the layers in the rainbow cake. This 100% Callebaut dark chocolate would be a decadent, perfect classic treat if the chocolate pearls enrobed in the chocolate cream had not lost the desired crunch.
The savoury selection of Medz "Warm Gifts from the Heart" Christmas menu includes the Mediterranean Spice Infused Whole Turkey ($118) which is on par with the rising quality of christmas turkeys in recent years. However, it was challenging to identify any spice redolence or tackle the sinewy Foie Gras and Chestnut Stuffing.
Oven-roasted Pork Knuckle
Disappointingly, the skin of both the oven-roasted Pork Knuckle ($68++/1.5kg) and Provencal herbs Pork Roulade ($68++/1.2kg) were less than crispy and required quite a fair bit of chewing. Nonetheless, the pork roulade was especially delightful as the plump mini raisins cuts through the garlicky robust flavoured filling beautifully.
There are plenty of other desserts made in-house by the pastry team; red velvet, strawberry sweetheart, hazelnut feuilettine, waffles, chocolate souffle and chocolate lava cake but nothing could be better than it's festive rainbow cake for a jolly merry X'mas!
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