Sunday, October 12, 2008

Classic Hot Chocolate from Laurent Cafe & Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate ($8 w/o GST)

This hot chocolate was featured in The Chocolate Bible of 8 days (No. 933, Sept 4, 2008 - The Chocolate Issue) and as mentioned in the article, choco guru Laurent has close to a monopoly on fine chocolates. We don't deny the fact and we simply fall in love with all the selections we had this afternoon. This is what we called "death by chocolate".

Classic Hot Chocolate

Classic Hot Chocolate is basically melted Valrhona dark chocolate and milk, served in a rustic pot akin to those used by Spanish aristocrats and 8 days claims that this drink is almost as good as the one at the famous La Maison du Chocolat cafe in Paris.

Fen's comments

This is really a super thick brew and we practically got intoxicated with the amount of chocolate present in this drink. However, this is just too rich for me and due to its low milk and sugar content. I can't help it but to appreciate my Peach tea. The weather is just too hot to take so much chocolate in a go. I prefer the desserts much more though.

Sorry to say that I didn't like this as much as the Iced dark Chocolate Granite from Max Brenner.

Yuan's comments

This is your typical cup of hot chocolate. High chocolate content, very dense and slightly bitter. Personally I would prefer my hot chocolate to have a higher portion of milk as well as slightly sweeter. I guess readers who are used to eating milk chocolate would think like wise too. After finishing half a cup, my throat was already slightly sore. I would say that it taste similar to the 2am dessert bar hot chocolate. Nonetheless I look forward to trying the other selection of chocolate drinks which Laurent offers. Especially the chocolate milk shake with rum.


Laurent Bernard chocolatier
Laurent's Cafe & Chocolate Bar
5B Portsdown Road
Singapore 139 311
Tel: 6475 4182

Operating hours -
9am to 6pm (Tues to Thurs, Sun)
9am to midnight (Fri & Sat)


evan 이벤젤린 said...

hi fen! their souffle is $16.50?? wah so ex. btw, laurent bernard chocolatier is at portsdown road? coz i went to their site, it says the address is at robertson quay, didn't mention anything abt portsdown rd. tot of checking it out coz i think portsdown is abit too far for me. ayer rajah?

Fen said...

Yah, should be correct, the receipt is with Yuan. I think we spent about $50++ tat afternoon.

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier has 2 branches. One at Robertson Quay while the other one is at Portsdown Road.

You are right, Portsdown is near Ayer Rajah. It is between AYE (Ayeh Rajah Camp) and Biopolis.

If you are coming from Buona Vista MRT, there is only 1 bus that turns into Portsdown and that is 191 but take note that the frequency is pretty long (40 to 45min on Sundays).

evan 이벤젤린 said...

thx! in that case maybe the robertson quay one shd b more convenient 4 me. u feeling better? =)

Fen said...

Yup, yup... Sneezing and coughing has stopped though there is still "the usual phlegm problem" in the morning... Thank you for asking...

I have never been to the branch at Robertson Quay. Maybe I should also drop by one day. Curious about their warm chocolate cake and blackforest...

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