Once again, Chef Pang of Antoinette is at the top of his game for the Lunar New Year with a wealth of new creations as well as bringing back the signature classics to usher in the Year of the Pig.
During the Lunar New Year, the act of giving Hong Bao (red packet) symbolises sharing of blessing. With this auspicious symbolisation, Chef Pang created the Hong Bao ($10 small / $25 big) for this Lunar New Year using a combination of French and Japanese bread making techniques. The bread is infused with red dragon fruit, hence the flavour and colour. Inside the bread, you can find layers of nian gao (made in-house with black sugar and fried shallots), candied yam and sweet potato, pork floss and salted egg.
A fun and dramatic new cake for the Lunar New Year is the Abundantly ($38). The chiffon cake is infused with rich purple sweet potato and topped with a thin circle of black sesame peanut feuilletine. To enjoy it, diners lift of the little partition for a windfalls of wealth and luck. It releases a flowing profusion of salty cheese cream that drapes over the cake, with a wealth of black and gold tapioca bubbles steeped in black sugar, candied sweet potato and yam cubes, gold-covered chocolate coin, ingot and koi fish. It is like have a creamy cheese bubble tea cake.
For bite-sized pleasures, there is the Purplelette macarons ($3 per piece / $19 for 6 pieces). The macaron shell is made with purple sweet potato yam and sandwiched between a ring of sweet potato cream with a cheese centre filling. It is hard to stop at one.
For a different kind of Yusheng, the classic Queen's Yusheng ($88) makes a return for 2019's Chinese New Year. Cracking open the golden chocolate egg reveals freshly diced and shredded pineapple, Thai green mango, red dragon fruit and pomelo. Tossed to a year of prosperity and good luck, together with almonds, cashews, mandarin orange butter cake, meringue kisses, yam and sweet potato chips.
For those who is planning to share some happiness to their friends, families and colleagues, Antoinette has a number of gift options such as the gorgeously floral Saint Honore gift box ($75), Singapura Cookie Tin ($24), propitiously bright red Luxur gift box in three different sizes ($20/$26/$35), as well as the Bisou gift box in a graceful grey velvet in three different sizes.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
30 Penhas Road
Tel: +65 62933121
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line)
Mon-Thur: 11am - 10pm
Fri & Eve PH: 11am - 11pm
Sat: 10am - 11pm
Sun & PH: 10am - 10pm
1) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to V Hotel Lavender. Walk down Horne Road and turn right onto Penhas Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]