Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Backed out of walking into PatisserieG twice because I was with companions who shared my aversion towards sweets. There wouldn't be anybody to share anything with. You know me. I'll have one bite, and someone else has to finish off the rest. Finally hopped in with Y and Lil'Missy, confident that the girls would polish off the sweets. Lovely to finally see the girls again after such a long while. As good as the cafe's hot chocolate reputedly is, I just wanted to try the coffee. It was rather decent. Beans roasted by Liberty Coffee.
I like the decor. Simple and functional. Furniture supplied by Atomi. :) Enough of flowers and all things pretty. Plain is good. Run by Le Cordon Bleu Paris trained Gwen Lim, her sweets are surprisingly, less sweet than I expected. Beautiful presentation. Competent but not over the top.
The chocolate eclair was a surprise. I liked it because it was all chocolate and wasn't that sweet. The range of desserts is wide enough to satisfy most people, and honestly, the macarons are very decent because they're not sickeningly sweet and there's a crunch to each flavor. The first time I'm actually impressed by the macarons on retail in town.
The little girl declined the 'C'est Citron', a lemon mascarpone mousse with layers of lemon imbibed sponge. It was great for Y and I! Not too sweet, and a little bit tart. Awesome. Lil'Missy took the macarons- lychee rose and lemon, and left two for us, a blackforest and a chocolate. While the rain poured down, we sat tight and had a long chat, of course with Lil'Missy insisting that we gave her equal attention. I was so busy chatting with Y and laughing at her tales that I was a little startled when Lil'Missy merrily slip her little hand into mine as we left the cafe to browse at the bookshop.