Saturday, November 11, 2006

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie, Robertson Walk

Canelé, in the interior perimeter of Fraser Place @ Robertson Walk along Unity Street is an establishment of the Les Amis group. You know, the place that you'd come for cakes, confectioneries, chocolates, pastries and other sweets wrapped in dainty pretty boxes. Also somewhere to have quiet tea over conversation. Dropped by for dessert here with Junie after Banoo. We were deciding between Chocolate Factory further down or here. With the saying that 'nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd' in mind for some reasons, I decided against Chocolate Factory over Canelé because it was less crowded. I don't enjoy waiting and queues. Certainly am not big on crowds.


Junie got the L'amour, which was rose petal ice cream with lychee, raspberries, a rose macaron and some really sweet rose meringue (the pink twigs). I thought it epitomizes rose with its flavour and colours. It's not bad tasting. Apart from the meringue, the rest of the items in there were actually subtly fragrant and not overwhelmingly sweet. The citrus in the lychee and raspberries were a good flavour balance to the rest of the dessert.

Earl Grey

That's the Earl Grey embedded with milk chocolate shards and topped with raspberries and raspberry jelly. There Earl Grey in the ice cream was easily overpowered by the raspberry jelly. I had to remove those milk chocolate shards to actually scoop anything. Presentation was obviously style over substance because it was a hassle to eat something that was setup like this. I'm not so much of a milk chocolate person, so I didn't really think much of them. Dark would have worked a lot better for me.

I did spy a quiche on the top of the cake shelf which really got me curious. But, it was quickly out of sight and out of mind.

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