I read a number of blogs on Au Chocolat and finally I decided to test it. I went down on a Sunday with my mom. We were there at about 12 pm. The restaurant was about 40% occupied, very quickly by 12.30 pm, it was 85% full.
We were served pretty promptly by the staff. We were seated next to the delicious looking cakes counter.
Au Chocolat was serving brunch set on weekend from 10 am to 3 pm. They have the 2-course and the 3-course. For the 2 course set, diner get to choose a main from “Rise and Shine” and a dessert from “Sweet Ending”, while the 3-course, diner get a starter from the “Beginning”, a main and a dessert.
There were 24 dishes to choose from the “Rise and Shine”. There is a good mix of breakfast items and lunch items. Four desserts choices in the “Sweet Endings”, (2 ice cream dishes, 1 cheese sampler and a cake). Four dishes from the “Beginning”. 2 soups and 2 salads. We did not took long to decide what we want. I ordered a 2-course set for my mom. She chose the duck confit (pan fried duck leg with potato marsh and a white wine poached pear with sauce) and for the dessert, she chose the Au Chocolat Delish (an ice cream dessert with mixed berries and Au Chocolat fudge sauce, sounded so delicious.
I was attracted to the Truffles Fries and the signature Au Chocolat Tower cake that day. I am not a fan of Truffle Fries. In fact, I always like the normal Fries.
We waited for quite a while for the first dish, the Truffle Fries. I could smell the truffle oil when it was placed on the table. The fries were the thick cut type. The first bite of fries crispy as it was well fried and there was a good chunk of potato as it is thick cut. Salt were not equally distributed. It may be better if they have used fine salt than the coarser ones. The Truffle Fries were with mayonnaise and barbeque sauce.
As for the Duck Confit, it was well pan fried with a crispy skin. The duck leg is tender. The potato marsh was not smooth.
Finally, the dessert. The Au Chocolat Delish and the Au Chocolat Tower Cake. I did not try the Au Chocolat Delish.
My focus was on the Au Chocolat Tower Cake. It was a six layered chocolate cake. The slice was gigantic. A scoop of vanilla ice cream and the Au Chocolat fudge was by the side. The texture of the cake was moist but a little heavy, not the soft spongy type. Between the slice, there was chocolate cream and some crunchy wafer pearls. I like them. It added a different texture to the cake. The vanilla ice cream was rich in vanilla taste. This Tower Cake is extremely rich. It is definitely meant for sharing.
Overall, we enjoy the food. Au Chocolat does not serve water.
Bay Level 01-03, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 7227
Daily 1000 to 2300 (Last order at 2200)
By MRT: Circle Line and Downtown Line, Bayfront station
By Bus: 97, 97e, 106, 133, NR1, NR6