Antoinette @ Penhas Road

Posted on August 25, 2011


Beneath an aged building on Penhas Road, stands a hardly ambiguous Parisian pâtisserie and salon.
In a vicinity full of automobile workshops and motels, this French inspired restaurant; with its pretty blue exterior and emblemmed awning, single-handedly disharmonised the whole neighbourhood.

Upon arrival, step pass their swanky door and be instantaneously transported into a veritable bakery in France.

Former Canele’s executive pastry Chef Pang Kok Keong braves out and invested his expertise on Sugar Daddy Group Pte Ltd, consisting of a homey New Yorker themed; Piqué Nique and two disparate primes; Antoinette @ Penhas and Antoinette @ Mandarin Gallery.

Embellished with a miscellaneous array of furnishings and attentively designed layout, the pioneer tavern offers a cozy setting. Highly recommended for all girls get-togethers or a romantic dinner date for two.

Burger Royale ($18++).

One hefty helping of beef patty bounded by two fitly toasted and smeared chunky bread pieces, rings of onion and several leaves of crisp veg.
The slab of minced meat was flavoursome and when paired with delectable sauces, drools. A substantial portion that is fit for a king, a really hungry one.

Wild Mushroom Risotto ($24++)

Feebly al dente creamy risotto with sautéed wild mushrooms, parmesan shavings and topped with a slender slice of proscuitto?

This rice dish was luscious; so rich that my companion and I had to switch courses in-between, though I did saw myself pinch a mouth or two once in a while. On the contrary, the dehydrated garnish seemed trivial as it was firm and desiccated; did nothing to sharpen our palates.

The Antoinette. ($9++)
Earl grey crumble and chocolate biscuit confined within tea infused milk chocolate mousse and finished off with a pretty enveloped raspberry coulis.

Raspberry Coulis.
cou·lis [pronounced as koo-lee]
a sauce made with puréed vegetables or fruit and used as a base or garnish.

Pop it like a pimple.

We had fun fiddling with the not-so-vulnerable fluid sac and reluctantly allow the concentrated juice to ooze out.
Burrow a spoonful and enjoy the union of several flavours and textures, while the coulis trickles down the rest of the dessert. Sweetness from the choco cream and the acidic tang you get from the berry reduction marry, bearing a unique aftertaste. I liked it.

The date ended with a chic bill holder. Their musical box-like cases are definitely prone to stealthy acts, or at least thoughts of doing it. I know we had.

Visited twice, once during peak hours and the other; non-peak and I am sorry to say, service were averse. If you prefer a little more attention, drop by after lunch or before dinner.
Lastly, don’t forget to book in advance; they get packed real fast.

Address: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore

Tel: +65 6293 3121

Opening Hours
Mon–Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm