The occasions, they’re a changinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for Antoinette, with the upcoming closure of its Mandarin Gallery retailer earlier than its shift to an area in Millennia Stroll in July. In the meantime, the patisserieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Penhas Highway outlet is present process a candy and savory transformation, bringing in new soufflÃƒÂ© pancakes, desserts, and French bistro-style dishes.
First up: these jiggly soufflÃƒÂ© pancakes, which may rival any of the fashionable Japanese joints thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve made their strategy to our shores. Thick, but impossibly mild and fluffy, every stack could be paired with savory choices like omelette and mushroom sauce ($16) or omelette with serrano ham and drippings of Hollandaise ($18).
When youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re extra within the temper for one thing sugary and creamy, the crÃƒÂ¨me brÃƒÂ»lÃƒÂ©e ($16) layers vanilla custard over the pancakes, with torched caramel and strawberry chunks.
However weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d suggest the basic vanilla Chantilly with strawberries and blueberries ($16) for a lightweight deal with, or the ondeh ondeh-inspired ($16) model slathered in a stupendous pandan custard, with gula melaka syrup and coconut flakes.
Earlier than you progress on to the sweets, refill on new dishes from the all-day menu, with bites for the peckish like schiacciata ($18) filled with melty camembert, pecorino, and truffle bits, served with a sunny side-up and leafy greens.
On the heartier facet, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve received a alternative between Burgundy beef stew ($16), wagyu beef cheek tagliatelle ($28), French rooster and sausage casserole ($22), and pork stomach confit with braised savoy cabbage and apple purÃƒÂ©e ($28).
Save area, although, for the 5 new desserts which are elegant and intricately designed in AntoinetteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signature fashion.
Followers of hojicha can attempt the Kyoto ($9/$42.50/$85), made with hojicha mousse, orange confit, Okinawa black sugar sponge, and black sugar creme Chantilly. Or order the picture-worthy Fluffy ($13/$49/$98), a stunning cloud-like creation with a dusting of pale blue over white chocolate mousse, kirsch-soaked almond genoise, strawberry cremeux, and passionfruit lemon jelly.
Among the many confections, the Bananier ($9/$42.50/$85) stands out for its mix of darkish chocolate and caramelized bananas. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wealthy but not overwhelmingly candy, with a crunch supplied by the milk chocolate feuilletine and a middle of rum-flambÃƒÂ©d banana.
For traditional flavors with a twist, the Earl Gray bubble tea cake ($9/$42.50/$85) will get in on the pearl-obsessed development with salted cream cheese Chantilly on tea-infused cake, topped with mango chunks and tapioca orbs steeped in Okinawa black sugar syrup. Then thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the Velvet Rouge ($9/$42.50/$85), a rendition of the crimson velvet cheesecake with salted caramel creme Chantilly.