Posts Tagged ‘Au Chocolat food review’
Hola chewy chewy friends! It’s the start of a brand new week! *Groan* Ok just kidding. Anyway, many friends have been asking misterchewy and I, “How are your wedding preparations coming along?” Our standard reply would be, “Ummm.. Like that lor.” We are researching on our honeymoon trip first because friends are shocked that we have not booked our air tickets and all. As for the wedding, we have yet to send our invitation cards for printing and look at the Guo Da Li (betrothal gift exchange) things. Yes very last minute I know. But wait! At least I managed to hold my very first bridesmaids meeting at Au Chocolat @ Marina Bay Sands! :D
I was actually very thrilled to have all my jiemeis meet one another because they are very outgoing and sociable girls! Everyone in the group knows at least one other girl because they have met before. Shall elaborate later! I had to pick a good venue because all of us reside in various parts of Singapore so we agreed to meet in a more centralized location. I picked Au Chocolat because I wanted a place with a feminine and taitai-ish vibe (even though I have not been there prior to the meetup!) :P Not a very wise choice because almost everyone was lost when they reached MBS!
Tadah! Meet my bridesmaids! From left to right: Ying Pei (YP), Pei Rong (PR), Bee, Maureen, Adelene :) YP knows PR. PR knows YP, Bee and Maureen. Bee knows YP, Maureen and Adelene. Maureen knows PR and Bee. Adelene knows Bee. Confusing or not? LOL.
Me and my bridesmaids! Welcome on board! Hahaha :D Ok I shall introduce all my pretty bridesmaids one by one according to seniority!
Name: Pei Rong
How did we meet: She was my Orientation Group Leader in JC.
Fun fact: After her GCE ‘A’ levels, we kept in touch through snail mail for a while before Facebook made things easy for us.
Number of years of friendship: About 10 years
My thoughts: Pei Rong will be the big sister to guide my other bridesmaids in the planning. She is more serious and I will go to her for advice.
How did we meet: Social Media
Fun fact: We crap a lot almost everyday on Twitter.
Number of years of friendship: More than 2 years
My thoughts: Maureen is the craziest, loudest and most-not-shy bridesmaid and I actually fear for misterchewy that she will come up with lotsa Mission Impossibru ideas for the gatecrash.
How did we meet: Secondary School
Fun fact: She’s the only female friend from secondary school whom I regularly stay in touch with.
Number of years of friendship: More than 10 years
My thoughts: Bee is the most clearheaded bridesmaid so she might help to assess how realistic the situation will be when the ladies are brainstorming for the gatecrash. She is also too innocent for her own good so I hope she becomes less innocent after this.
How did we meet: Primary School
Fun fact: We were in the same class from P2 to P6 and I used to bully her in P2. LOL. And I don’t call her Adelene actually.
Number of years of friendship: Almost 20 years
My thoughts: Adelene is very responsible and she lives just across the street so she is my emergency contact person. I am very relieved that she agreed to be my bridesmaid.
Name: Ying Pei
How did we meet: Tennis
Fun fact: I didn’t like her when we first met on the tennis court because she seemed quite hiao but guess what? She turned out to be nice enough to be my bestest tennis partner after getting to know her better.
Number of years of friendship: About 8 years
My thoughts: Ying Pei is not the loudest but she is very wild. Maybe it’s an age thing. If I am ever going to have a hens night party, I’m sure Ying Pei is the one who will help me plan something that I will remember for as long as I live. LOL.
Ok and now, the food! I’m absolutely crazy about Truffle Fries ($15) and I’m glad to say that Au Chocolat’s did not disappoint with its generous amount of white truffle oil and truffle sea salt. The truffle fries was served with mayonnaise and BBQ sauce instead of truffle mayo but it was good on its own nevertheless.
Ying Pei’s Handmade Mini Crab Cakes Sliders ($18) certainly look too cute to resist. The specially seasoned crab cakes were made in-house with guacamole, tomato & caramelized banana ketchup sauce sandwiched between mini sesame coated burger bun.
For those with a ravenous appetite can opt for the Au Chocolat Club Sandwich ($20) which is easily mistaken for a ginormous burger from afar! Not that my petite bridesmaid Pei Rong has a monstrous appetite, but how could anyone turn down a traditional double decker stuffed with bacon, a sunny side up egg, grilled chicken fillet & sautéed mushrooms finished with Swiss cheese & tasty guacamole spread? Now that’s a mouthful, pun intended. The poor girl was desperately trying to share the calories with everyone else!
The Homemade Garlic Herb Pesto Pasta with Prawns ($25) is also a good choice if you wanna jumpstart your day with a bit of carbo boost. Our dear Adelene seems to be enjoying her dish!
Maureen and I chose the Au Chocolat Benedict ($18) which had perfectly poached eggs atop bacon, spinach, tomatoes on an English muffin smothered in their very own hollandaise sauce infused with red wine & dark chocolate. It still tasted pretty much like the usual hollandaise and I didn’t manage to detect any hints of red wine or dark chocolate. Be warned that eating this can be a very messy affair. The yolk squirted all over my plate instead of oozing out gracefully.
For something even more awesome, go for the Ultimate Benedict ($22), which Bee did. Imagine hot fluffy pancakes topped with sautéed spinach, tomatoes, crispy bacon, roasted ribeye steak, roasted chicken & two poached eggs with our very own red wine & dark chocolate infused hollandaise sauce. I don’t eat beef but this sure sounds like one hell of a brunch.
I think candid shots tell a little bit about someone’s personality. Look at these two shots and read “My thoughts” on each of them again. Hahaha.
Basically, during the meeting, I introduced the girls to those whom they have not met. We talked a bit about the agenda of the actual day wedding, their responsibilities and I will check out on their bridesmaids dresses in the meantime.
Let’s start counting down to the weekend! Take care everyone! Do check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/missuschewy for updates :)
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Tel: 6688 7227
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10am – 11pm (Last order at 10pm)
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10am to 12 midnight (Last order at 11pm)