Hot Chocolate ($8 w/o GST)
This hot chocolate was featured in The Chocolate Bible of 8 days (No. 933, Sept 4, 2008 - The Chocolate Issue) and as mentioned in the article, choco guru Laurent has close to a monopoly on fine chocolates. We don't deny the fact and we simply fall in love with all the selections we had this afternoon. This is what we called "death by chocolate".
Classic Hot Chocolate is basically melted Valrhona dark chocolate and milk, served in a rustic pot akin to those used by Spanish aristocrats and 8 days claims that this drink is almost as good as the one at the famous La Maison du Chocolat cafe in Paris.
This is really a super thick brew and we practically got intoxicated with the amount of chocolate present in this drink. However, this is just too rich for me and due to its low milk and sugar content. I can't help it but to appreciate my Peach tea. The weather is just too hot to take so much chocolate in a go. I prefer the desserts much more though.
Sorry to say that I didn't like this as much as the Iced dark Chocolate Granite from Max Brenner.
This is your typical cup of hot chocolate. High chocolate content, very dense and slightly bitter. Personally I would prefer my hot chocolate to have a higher portion of milk as well as slightly sweeter. I guess readers who are used to eating milk chocolate would think like wise too. After finishing half a cup, my throat was already slightly sore. I would say that it taste similar to the 2am dessert bar hot chocolate. Nonetheless I look forward to trying the other selection of chocolate drinks which Laurent offers. Especially the chocolate milk shake with rum.
Laurent Bernard chocolatier
Laurent's Cafe & Chocolate Bar
5B Portsdown Road
Singapore 139 311
Tel: 6475 4182
Operating hours -
9am to 6pm (Tues to Thurs, Sun)
9am to midnight (Fri & Sat)