Enough of the NYC posts for now - as mentioned, I have to intersperse it with some Singapore reviews. I realise no one actually reads my NYC posts!
Anyway, it's quite amazing that I haven't even reviewed this place before - actually there are many places which I have eaten at and have not yet reviewed, because my usual practice is to store these photos and taste memories in my KIV account to review later - but as you know, I never get there. As I scroll through my picture list I am amazed at the number of places that fall into that category. Laurent Bernard is just one of the places which fall into that category.
I honestly believed that I had blogged about this place already but it appears, after scrolling through my archives, that that isn't the case!
Anyway Laurent Bernard is probably my favourite place in town to have a chocolate dessert - their chocolate desserts are probably the best in Singapore.
This time, I ordered the chocolate souffle - and the waiting time is 30 minutes, mind you - but boy was it worth it. A nice light top which manages to keep its shape, push the fork in and it breaks delicately to reveal a soft supple texture underneath. A delicious taste too - full of chocolate (duh), not too sweet and not too bitter but very chocolatey. Perfect especially paired with the vanilla sauce which was replete with vanilla bean. The raspberry sorbet accompanying the souffle was delightful as well and helped to cleanse the palate from the heavy chocolate. (8.5/10)
My friend had the "Pure" which was made of ganache and mousse - this was really decadent - just a rich creamy mouthfeel and lots of chocolate. Just so sinful but so good. Perhaps 8/10. The chocolate truffle cake was nice as well - this one was with a chocolate sponge (8/10).
I realised that they've changed the shape of the chocolate tart - it used to be a slice of cake, now it's a round whole. Oh well, I'll have to come back to try that some time.