Saturday, January 31, 2009

Laurent's version of the Plaisir sucré

I couldn't resist not trying Laurent's Pleasure after reading the comments posted by Ice and Evan. Believe it or not, I didn't know that plaisir sucré is the French name for Pleasure and if you want to know more about this creation, please use plaisir sucré instead of Sweet Pleasure (for obvious reasons) in your internet search engines.

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Pleasure is not available everyday at Laurent and thus it is better to call up to check their stock.

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Anyway, I realized that Plaisir Sucré is created by the famed French pastry chef Pierre Hermé but I suspect since this is not easy to make, it didn't cause as much stir as macarons.

Made of five elements, namely: (1) hazelnut dacquoise, (2) hazelnut praline, (3) milk chocolate ganache, (4) milk chocolate whipped cream and (5) thin sheets of tempered milk chocolate; this indeed presents a chocolate sensation with varying texture and taste.
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Fen's comments

This looks lovely on the plate and to be frank, it was a mental torture to wait for Yuan to finish snapping this baby. The moment he is done, I simply digged in.

Comparing with my first encounter of BakerZin's Pleasure, this was indeed incredible. It has what I will describe as crisp (from the chocolate sheets), rich (from the chocolate ganache), crunchy (from the hazelnut praline) and chewy (from the dacquoise) all in one bite.

When rich chocolate with moderate sweetness pairs with milk chocolate-hazelnut praline and dacquoise, it is simply what we call a match in heaven.
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Yuan's comments

I guess I do not have to say much about Laurent's chocolates. The thin sheets of chocolate on the pleasure was just the right thickness and smoothness. This is a must try. (I must warn that it is rather expensive at $9.60)
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Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
The Pier at Robertson Quay 80
Mohammad Sultan Road #01-11
Singapore 239013

Tel: 6235 9007
http://www.thechocolatefactoryonline.com/

8 comments:

ice said...

Wow you managed to try Pleasure finally. Plaisir sucré is synonynous with Pierre Herme, it did create much stir more so than his macarons actually. Many bakers have since tried to replicate this dessert.

I'm still wonderring how you managed to get Laurent to allow photography at Wessex.

Actually, Bakerzin's Sweet Pleasure is really not bad if you hadn't try Laurent's Pleasure. I think you should give it a try again... while you go grab some macarons for $1 each in the month of Feb. Told ya. :) Check out the website.

Fen said...

Yea, I nearly wanted to take leave just to eat Pleasure but looks like luck is on our side when we popped by last Saturday... Determined not to give this a miss... Even Yuan agree with a nod that this is worth the trip...

Hmm... but I don't see much replicates of Pleasure when I am out for my cake hunt... that is why I thought macarons were more popular..

As for photography @ Wessex, I just wrote in an email and they allowed... In fact, I was hoping it to be @ the Pier but they told me to come by Portsdown...

Alright I shall gave BakerZin's Sweet Pleasure another shot... of course with a better quality picture... I know about the promotions but I don't fancy their macarons as much as their cakes... Thank you for informing me...

Fen said...

Btw, I have tried Crunchy from Brasserie Les Saverus @ St. Regis... looks like a replicate of Pleasure...

I didn't realize I have eaten this until I was browsing through my old entries...

ladyironchef said...

wah, you almost blog everyday. so many posts! eh, this one u took it at the wessex one or robertson quay one? you email to ask for permission again?

SiHaN said...

oh *shudders*.. this one is a must try for me then.. maybe i shld request my babe to get it for me for V-day. haha.

Foodies Queen said...

Hey Fen! I like your 2nd pic. They must have been so happy to see your entry. :D

evan 이벤젤린 said...

omgggggg *hyperventilating* the layers look so delicious!!! i'll definitely try laurent's plaisir sucre, but right now i can only satisfy myself by looking at yr pic + having the bakerzin one.

Fen said...

LIC: I am starting to slow down. Not eating desserts everyday already... What you see are some of the backlogged entries...

This is at Robertson Quay and I did ask for permission.

Sihan: Definitely a must-try... but do call before dropping down, they don't reserve neither is it available everyday...

FoodiesQueen: Thank you for the compliment, the picture is taken by Yuan.

Evan: I thought I could get one for you but they were only available at 7pm yesterday... Don't worry, you will get to try it...

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