07 Apr 2015
In Paris there is LaDuree, in Singapore, we have Antoinette.
Interior - Antoinette was the only one restaurant which I knew and thought could make me feel that I was back to Paris especially with the Parisian style food and ambience. From the furniture, fittings, dessert counter, cutleries… everything reminded me of Paris. I really respect restaurant owners who put in effort to the interior design of their restaurants. To me, the interior is just like the exterior of a person – the first impression always counts. The first impression could sometimes determine if this is a good place to dine or not. Of course, food does matters, but one cannot deny that the interior plays a very important part. Well, if not, who would want to pay a premium to dine in a restaurant whereas hawker centers could also have better food right? Look at the branch at Palais Renaissance
Food – I only tried the breakfast/brunch and desserts and I really liked it. They were not stingy with the portion. My personal favorite would be the French Toasts (in caramel and maple syrup sauce) and the one with ham and melted cheese. They were sinfully delicious and definitely worth the calories. I also like the Egg Florentine. That was the first dish that made me fall in love with Antoinette. It was simply unforgettable. The breakfast set came with pastries by the side – Parisian style! The petite cakes were good and they looked so exquisite, I would recommend the Mont Blanc and Antoinette (Milk Chocolate Mousse).
Service – I realized that the Penhas Road branch was under –staff. The staffs were frantic and they looked inexperience, nevertheless, it didn't take too long for them to serve my food. They were just too busy.