Antoinette – A Great Taste Of French Hospitality

My dear MediaCorp colleagues decided to spoil me one last time before I leave the company. They were confident that I will fall head over heels in love with this amazing French place. Located at Penhas Road, Antoinette was not exactly a convenient before or after shopping stopover.  The food and ambience ought to be pretty good for people to make a deliberate trip there.

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On the facade, this little French Patisserie Tea Salon was definitely a clash with its oriental neighbour.

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Temptations were abundant the moment you stepped into its interior. Beautifully crafted pastries and desserts were thoughtfully placed to lure you in deeper. We practically became the modern day Hansel and Gretel!

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Other than the lovely munchies, the gorgeous French décor will have you mesmerised. You can’t help but feel like French royalty. This is THE perfect weekend chill out place for close friends or

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the affectionate morning after brunch with your lover.

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On the menu was the silhouette of Marie Antoinette – the last Queen of France who was so often revered for her extravagance and fine taste. We were in for a tantalizing treat for the senses.

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The devil is usually in the details. Just touch the napkins and you will know what I mean.

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The health-conscious can dine in delight with Salade Antoinette ($16.50). Loved the refreshing combination of crab meat, boiled egg, tomato, pine nuts, toasted brioche and mixed greens sprinkled with yuzu dressing. Easy on the eye, it was a really good appetizer for a small group of 4.

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Nordic Savory Crepe ($18.50) was another great starter dish to munch on while waiting for your mains to arrive. Crispy on the edge, we enjoyed the strong taste of smoked salmon that was accompanied by red onions, capers and dill cream cheese.

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Their Morel Mushroom ($26.00) was a sight for sore eyes! Savour creamy spaghettini sautéed with morel mushrooms, bacon and served with shaved parmesan and Italian parsley.  This is a MUST order for all Carbonara lovers. It’s good that the serving portion was appropriate, the intense creamy texture can get pretty overwhelming after a while.

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If you are into burgers, check out Burger Antoinette ($20.00) which consist of Pan-fried apple, chicken leg patty, pommery mustard mayonnaise, butter lettuce, onion chutney, plump tomato, chips and petit salad with house dressing.

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End the meal with their signature dessert – Antoinette (S$9 each). My fork just glided through this divine concoction of chocolate, earl grey and hazelnut with minimal resistance. The creation of the raspberry coulis on its top proved to be quite a feat!  According to Camemberu, the raspberry juice had to be frozen first. Next, the chef will coat the frozen raspberry juice with the “bubble” casing before it can be brushed with an edible pearlescent sheen.

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A place is only as good as its toilet. I must say I am not disappointed.

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Although the menu was a little steep on the price tag, I feel that its worth it for the wonderful food and ambience. Definitely worth a visit on a weekend, here are the full details of the restaurant:

Antoinette At Penhas Road

30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street) Singapore 208188

Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri & Eve of Public Holidays), 10am – 11pm (Sat) & 10am – 10pm (Sun & Public Holidays)

Reservations: Highly recommended, 1 week in advance.

Telephone Number: (65) 62933121

Facebook Fan Page: Antoinette.sg

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2 Comments on this Post

  1. I love the place too! Even though they have a few outlet, this is still my personal favorite. Make sure you go early on Sunday to get a good seat. Then just chill there for the rest of the afternoon. The signature dessert is a MUST ORDER. I cannot emphasize it enough 😛

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