Chocolate lovers, this is one menu you cannot refuse.
Chef Pang of Antoinette has imagined a fantastical series of 23 sweet and savoury items ─ pasta, French toast, cakes, macarons, pralines and more ─ for the ultimate chocolate indulgence.
Fetish Chocolat, the second instalment in the Fetish series, runs from now till end October across all Antoinette outlets.
Chef Pang's latest campaign explores the far ends of the spectrum of flavour possibilities to conjure up whimsical inventions like salmon with a white chocolate hollandaise, a truffle-infused chocolate mousse cake, salted egg yolk chocolates, and an uncanny macaron "burger".
It's much more varied than the usual ideas you might expect, and compared to June's Fetish Matcha collection ─ which felt a little haphazard and repetitive at times ─ chef Pang seems to have a better grasp of flavour combinations this time round, while still delivering the surprises.
The number of savoury dishes and desserts with salty elements has also been bumped up considerably, which is great news for those of us with a lower threshold for sweets.
However, the four savoury dishes are exclusive to the flagship store at Penhas. These are also available on the $38 La Carte du Chocolat three-course set. There are two appetisers: roasted carrot with balsamic and dark chocolate dressing, and chocolate ravioli with wild mushroom ragout. Then for mains, it's a choice of sous vide salmon with white chocolate hollandaise, or braised wagyu brisket in dark chocolate gravy with buttered pappardelle (supplement of $5). The set also includes a coffee or tea, and a chocolate bonbon.
But everything is also available a la carte for you to pick and choose. Of course, we tried every one of those 23 items on the menu for your benefit. Here are the deets.
- 30 Penhas Road, tel: 6293-3121. Open Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 10am-10pm.
- #02-33 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, tel: 6836-9527. Open daily, 11am-10pm. (All items available, except for the four savoury dishes.)