Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Elegance at Antoinette : Savoury Hivernette Cake and a Red Christmas Tree

It wouldn't be Christmas without chocolates and cakes. This year, Antoinette has launched a series of delicious treats that are bound to be feast for the eyes and tastebuds. My favourite and my most recommended item is none other than the Red Rosette ($150), a gorgeous red chocolate tree that adorned with dark chocolate chantily swirls in red chocolate dust.

The textural game is strong here with crunchy almond Nougatine against the dark, potent chocolate ganache and orange confit. Truly a decadent chocolate centerpiece not to be missed even for those who don't fancy chocolate-orange combination as the citrus notes here are very subtle.

Another new creation is the Fraisier ($55/$110), a pure and light pistachio buttercream almond cake revolving around the crisp and sweet Japanese Chitose strawberries harvested from the Cameron Highlands. I would prefer a stronger pistachio taste though the cake was intended to adopt a lighter approach. 


Meanwhile, the top two favourite flavors from the 2016 cake collection, namely Marronette ($55/$110) and Superlova ($55/$110), are also available in the form of logcakes and macarons this season.

But the thing is that logcakes are everywhere this season and nothing is as special as Antoinette's savoury creations. Legacy speaks well of the quirky savoury cakes (or sandwiches) - a trademark of Chef Pang by now - and the Hivernette ($75) is no exception.

The four-layer house baked country bread is gradually built up with a robust bouef bourguignon of Wagyu beef brisket at the base; caramelized onions and cornichons on the second and wild mushroom ragout in the top layer. Everything is dressed up for party in beetroot cream chese Chantily and a medley of roasted vegetables.

Remember the matcha white chocolate block, salted egg yolk truffles and chocolate bacon from the Fetish Chocolat as well? These have made a comeback and work perfectly for gifts to your special someone.


Order starts 1st Nov with minimum 3 days advance order required.

Antoinette 

Penhas Outlet
30 Penhas Road Singapore 208188

Mon-Thur 11am-10pm
Fri/Eve of PH 11am-11pm
Sat 10am-11pm
Sun/PH 10am-10pm
Mandarin Outlet (selected items)
33A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, 
#02-33/34, Singapore 238897 
11am-10pm daily

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