Saturday, May 16, 2009

Foret Noire by Hilton

Foret Noir

Foret Noire (Black Forest) - $6.50 nett;

Having ate so many Black Forests lately, we came to realize that this cake is German in origin since the late 16th century. Little did I know that Black Forest is a region in Germany. Also known as Black Forest Cherry Cake, this cake consists of sour cherries and kirsch (brandy distilled from fermented cherries), whipped cream and rich chocolate cake.

Surprisingly, apart from the famous Hilton's American Cheesecake, Hilton Hotel was also one of the first to introduce Black Forest to Singapore in the early 1970s. Alongside with Hyatt, which brought in Austrian-born pastry chef Gottfried Schuetzenberger, it is no surprise that Mezza9 is another popular name for Black Forest. Shortly after, local chefs who had worked in the hotels opened their own bakeries in the heartland thus this cake actually end up with many variations.

Checkers Deli @ Hilton Hotel, Singapore

The main difference between Mezza9's Black Forest and Checkers Deli's Foret Noir lies in the use of dark chocolate mousse in the latter. This updated version of Black Forest cake has a generous layer of chocolate mousse, topped with chantilly cream and raspberry glace. Similar to Al Forno's chocolately Black Forest it is the presence of kirsch cherries that reminds us that it is a mousse-y, modern twist to the classic Black Forest.

This cake is also available as a whole @ $67.40 nett and UOB cardholders can enjoy a 15% off.

Checkers Deli
Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883
Tel: 6730 3392

Operating hours - 11:00am - 9:00pm (daily)


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing the information on the price of whole cake! It is being very much appreciated! :)

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