Monday, July 2

chEAT SHEET Singapore: Antoinette

Saying that I love sweets would be an understatement.  There are days when I wonder why I did not delve into the wonderful world of pastries.  I've been toying with the idea of taking pastry arts for a few years now, and maybe, just maybe, when I have the time, I probably will.  

Antoinette was recommended by a very dear friend, who happens to be an accomplished and gifted artist; one of the heavy weights in the pastry world in the Philippines.  Where do I even begin?  The atmosphere in this cafe dictated what was to come.  And as the famous saying by Marie Antoinette goes..."let them eat cake."  And so we did.  I was completely floored by the chefs renditions of classical pastries and couldn't help but revel in his flawless execution.
Antoinette's Baba aux Fraises is by far, the best I've had in Southeast Asia.  It's consistency of being in between bread and cake, refreshing strawberry coulis, and the airiest whipped cream, is worth noting.  The Antoinette and Bread & Butter Pudding are also worth having.  The desserts my friends and I shared after a week-long exercise in all things savoury in a professional kitchen was just what we needed to usher in the weekend. 
I need a time machine.  I don't think I'll ever tire of their sweets.

More about Antoinette here.