As mentioned in my previous post, there was a change in Hilton Singapore's Executive Pastry Chef in September 2009 and Executive Pastry Chef Christophe Grilo has introduced several changes to the original array of cakes at Checkers Deli and this is no surprise to the classic Hazelnut Royaltine.
Still priced at $6.50+, this is a piece of good news to chocolate purists and bad news for the praline lovers.
Unlike the old version, there are more dark chocolate with varying texture derived from the chocolate sheets, chocolate glaze, chocolate mousse (of varying chocolate content) and a thin layer of praline. Moreover, the chocolate mousse is meltingly smooth and the sweetness is just right with a slight bitterness lingering in the palette. Highly recommended!
Deviating away from Hazelnut Royaltine, it is a known fact that the American Cheesecake is something not to be missed when one is at Checkers Deli.
Some time back, I have placed an order for Hilton's famous cheesecake ($113.40 nett for 2kg) for my ex-boss and comparing the ones I had during the Sunday brunch and the slice ($7.30+, see below) bought a few days back, the texture and creaminess of the cheesecake is consistent.
Just a slight observation on my side, the base was more crisp and the baked crust was better in the 2kg cake. Setting aside the small hiccup, Hilton's American Cheesecake remains to be both Yuan's and my top favourite for a consistent rich and smooth texture of a cheesecake.
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Tel: 6730 3392
Operating hours - 11:00am - 9:00pm (daily)