Wednesday, July 15, 2009

1 Caramel @ the LUXE

Managed by One Rochester, 1 Caramel made its appearance last month at the LUXE. Located in a chic-looking condominium located between Plaza Singapura and The Cathay, this chic dessert pâtisserie houses sweet surprises for dessert lovers. Adopting French pastry-making techniques with Japanese presentation, this pâtisserie serves cakes, chocolates, gourmet coffees, teas, wines, dessert cocktails and a small selection of savouries such as quiches and soups.

1 Caramel

The contemporary combination of yellow cosy sofa and white bar top gives a classy dining experience. For a more spacious and breezy feel, the al fresco dining area provides a romantic atmosphere at night.

Al fresco seating @ 1 Caramel

The highlight of this place are the brightly coloured cakes and cookies displayed at the bar counter and the massive window display of exquisitely decorated cakes as well as pastries is already a feast for anyone with a sweet tooth. This is one rare occassion when I wanted to order everything on the shelf as I got captivated by 1 Caramel's collage of colourful creations. Can you imagine seeing 27 freshly baked cakes in a huge glass display?

Interior of 1 Caramel

Lychee Rose
Lychee rose mousse with juicy lychee jelly and Valrhona ivory chocolate glaze.
$7.90 (slice) / $75 (whole cake)

Lychee Rose

Apart from the mango mascarpone in my previous entry, this is another unique creation by 1 Caramel, a "dream come true" for Ispahan lovers. By far, this is the only cake which we have come across that is wholly rose mousse and lychee jelly. The entire combination resemble a less sweet version of CentrePs' lychee macaron which makes it the best dessert we have come across when the marriage of rose and lychee is concerned.

In our opinion, 1 Caramel is highly recommended for dessert lovers, be it for its ambience or for its cakes. Rarely after eating 4 cakes in a row, there is still room for the 5th thus indicating that the selection is light and generally not overwhelming. Within the same week, we made a second visit and the impression remains as the Chocolate Berry Lust and Tropical Fruits and Passionfruit continue to impress. And yes, the quality and freshness is consistent in both visit.

1 Caramel
The Luxe
6 Handy Road
Singapore 229234
Tel: 6338 3282

Operating hours -
11am to 11pm (Sun to Thurs)
11am to 1am (Fri and Sat)


evan 이벤젤린 said...

oh but i didn't like their lychee rose, coz it was more lychee than rose :( i like mine with a really strong rose scent haha. the photo u took looks really nice tho' :D

Fen said...

Haha, after reading yours, Brad's and Catherine's reviews, Yuan is skeptical about his opinion towards the Lychee Rose... Think we will have it again to lay the final verdict...

But the taste really reminds me of the Lychee macarons from CentrePs... Simply love the refreshing lychee taste...

Thank you for your compliment... Actually, I am still playing with photoshop with the other cake pictures... Can't make up my mind of which one to upload on the blog...

Lastly, I love your 1 Caramel entry, it does bring out a magazine feel :D

As usual, nice collages...

evan 이벤젤린 said...

aiya tastebuds always differ, but if you hv a liking for strong rose scent, then you'll find it too mild, no? looks like u really like lychees in yr bakes. but i must say the mango mascarpone was the best among the lot (at least those we've tried). find the coconut really fragrant!

thx for liking my 1 caramel entry but frankly, my pictures are ugly thats why gotta do collage to "beautify" the whole picture haha. and i'm too lazy to post the pics one by one already. in future i'm not gonna elaborate in details whenever i eat-out :D

btw, i notice u r still spelling ispahan as isaphan haha!

Fen said...

Probably, but I recall trying Tom's Palette's Lavander ice-cream and it was so "aromatheraphy". The only time when I really enjoy Rose is your macarons and TWG rose-infused pastries... You are right on the more lychee than rose but I liked it refreshing.

Yea, didn't know coconut makes such huge impact. I was pondering what makes the base so nice till I saw the description of the cake.

I dunno, the music, the collages, the overall... So magazine like... If you choose not to bake one day, you are really qualified to work in a gourmet magazine...

Oops, some habits don't change, thank you for pointing it out. I have made the change...

evan 이벤젤린 said...

trying out new templates? haha. previously i saw the kitten one :D

Fen said...

Lol, I don't know what spur Yuan to try the template but I do like the concept of the current one... At least, it makes it neater and easier to navigate...

Fen said...

Made an enquiry last week, for readers who are keen to order a whole cake and want a delivery, Lychee Rose (approximately 1 to 1.5kg) is priced at $75+ ($80.25 nett) with a delivery charge of $30.

Since the delivery charge is twice the amount of The Patissier, I opted for the Passionfruit meringue
for my colleague's birthday =)

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