Friday, October 19, 2012
Au Chocolat @ Marina Bay Sands
Who would have thought that such a cute and fun restaurant is located in the Marina Bay Sands? Au Chocolat, a chocolate shop plus restaurant, opened in the middle of this year. It's located at the corner where the skating ring is.
They must have poured in quite a lot to design the restaurant.
The French restaurants sticks to the design of a tradtional European restaurant, but with a twist.
The twist is that in both the shop and restaurant, there is a toy train railway hanging from the ceiling, and trains can be seen traveling round and round the restaurant. I am sure kids and the young at heart will be fascinated by this.
Started off our dinner with a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne (S$23 per glass)
This was followed by the Mushroom Soup (S$11) - Soup of the day. It's chokeful of finely chopped mushrooms.
Classic French Onion Soup (S$14) - Sweet caramelized onions cooked in rich veal broth and topped with grated parmesan. However, I didn't find the onion soup as good as those from other French restaurants in Singapore.
Mushroom Bites (S$14) - Mushrooms simmered in red wine sauce, paired with freshly baked bread, tomato and olive jam. As this is labelled as "snacks", we didn't have high hopes for it. And I guess that explains why it could be described as average but quite forgettable.
One of the most popular dish here is the Duck Confit (S$27) - Pan roasted duck thigh served with potato mash, white wine poached pear and topped off with tangy chocolate orange sauce. Frankly, I could not taste any chocolate in this dish. But I would commend the chef for making the duck meat really tender and juicy.
Our favourite item was actually this Au Chocolate Fudge Freeze (S$12) - Rich and creamy chocolate fudge topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. It is actually a full dessert disguised as a chocolate drink. The chocolate used was of good quality.
2 Bayfront Avenue
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
at 5:00 PM