Christmas is fast approaching; in foodies’ terms, it means log cakes, turkeys and hams are on its way. With so many options around, it’s hard to decide which ones to go for. My job here is to photograph, taste and give you the verdicts. In no particular order, this series of “Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014” will feature the top 10 log cakes in Singapore.
Bronte Pistachio and Crunchy Praline Log Cake ($79 for 1kg)
First up is the Bronte Pistachio and Crunchy Praline Log Cake by Dolcetto by Basilico of Regent Singapore, made of pillowy vanilla almond sponge cake layered with a light and tangy mango curd and luscious chocolate pistachio mousse. The log cake, swathed in an enticing bright green hue, just makes one want to eat it right away! Continue reading
An established and well-favoured Italian dining destination in Singapore, Senso Ristorante & Bar has just past the 14-year mark in Singapore’s culinary scene since its inception in 2000 –a huge achievement indeed. It is one of the longest standing Italian restaurants in Singapore, continually winning the hearts of returning patrons with its no-nonsense and well-executed fine contemporary Italian cuisine and consistent quality.
On a side note, Senso seems to be exceedingly popular with marriage proposals; its charming and intimate environ makes for the perfect setting for anything that spells romance. And due to its close proximity to the CBD area, lunch on weekdays is always a busy affair. On many occasions, this 156-seater establishment has to cope with being fully booked; it is certainly in capable hands to be able to do so.
Carnaroli Risotto ($30) – Traditional carnaroli risotto with white and green asparagus, aged parmesan flakes and fresh basil
This season, Senso updates its spring a la carte menu with intriguing possibilities, and at the same time, bringing forth a menu revolving around the vegetable of the season –asparagus, both white and green.