Saturday, October 1, 2011

1 Caramel at 1 Rochester

We were invited to tasting at 1 caramel along with some of the fellow bloggers. The location of 1-caramel replaces the former pastry bar at 1 Rochester. The layout is nothing near the former, you will catch a full view of the kitchen before reaching the seating area. Hence if you see the kitchen, don't be alarmed, you are in the right place.

The concept of 1-caramel is different from our last visit. Their cakes are served in petite form and there are more cupcakes in the display. Further, 1-caramel also introduced their brunch menu.

Not to be missed in any brunch menu is the Traditional Eggs Benedict. Poached eggs on toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon. 1-caramel's version of the Eggs Benedict is blend but when paired with ebiko and smoked salmon, the effect is quite good.

If you are sharing you can consider The Posh Platter. Smoked salmon tart with creme fraiche and ocean trout caviar, asparagus wrapped in basil and prosciutto, truffled brie and cherry tomatoes on a toasted brioche. An ideal platter for sharing and light snack for the sunday brunch or afternoon tea.

The Miso soufflé with yuzu ice cream is still very consistent and has the unique salty sweet taste in the soufflé. Also available is the Hazelnut soufflé with chocolate Ice-cream and Passion fruit soufflé.

If you cannot make up your mind on which sweet to have, you can consider the 1-Caramel Assiette. The platter contain Petite-sized desserts. Our platter contains the following:
(1)Tropical vodka trifle. Pineapple gazpacho jelly, pineapple sponge cubes with crystallized baked almonds topped with coconut sorbet.
(2)Earl Grey creme brûlée. Infusion of earl grey tea leaves in a traditional French baked custard dessert served with grissini cheese straws dusted with tea and icing powder.
(3)1-Caramel Baked Alaska. Combination of homemade chunky strawberry and vanilla Madagascar ice-cream coated with rhum Italian meringue on top of a nutty chocolate brownie.
(4)Raspberry lychee rose pannacotta, lychee-lemon compote. A combination of 2 exquisite puree scented with the essence of rose in a classic Italian cold pudding served with chunky lychee and lemon compote.
(5)Death by chocolate: Valrhona Sofiato molten cake with dark chocolate sorbet.

Special mention must be made for the Raspberry Lychee rose pannacotta which is pretty similar to the Lychee rose which is our favourite at 1-caramel.

Special thanks to Denyse and Chiew Yen for the invite and hospitality.

1 Rochester Park, Level 2
Singapore 139212


Daniel's Food Diary said...

1st time to this site! Will certainly be coming back more often

Fen said...

Thank you for your support =)

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