TortaPistocchi Chocolate Week at Hilton Singapore; A Cioccolato Dining Experience at il Cielo

This March, famous chocolate producer of Florence, Chef Claudio Pistocchi, collaborates with Hilton Singapore for a chocolaty Easter and a Cioccolato Dining Experience at il Cielo.

The Hilton Singapore pastry team and il Cielo restaurant chef Omar Bernardi will be presenting an array of chocolaty sweet treats and savouries. This first-ever collaboration will pique the interest of ardent fans of chocolates and gourmands who anticipate with gusto. Continue reading

Chocolate Indulgence at Pacific Marketplace

Valentine’s Day would be incomplete without chocolate –those sensuously dark chocolate that boasts aphrodisiac attributes.

For 3 days only, Pan Pacific Singapore is offering an array of chocolaty delights for the lovebirds, which include their signature Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate Dome, Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Macarons, Chocolate Pralines, Rose Meringues, a Chocolate Fountain with various condiments, and Chocolate Milk Shakes.

The chocolate buffet is available from 14 to 16 February 2013, 3pm to 5pm, at $48++ per person.

Red Wine Rustic Chocolate Macaron

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

Assortment of chocolate truffles and pralines

“Love Potions” ($24++/$36++ for two)

Specially concocted love cocktails are available from 1 to 28 February 2013; LUST ($36++ for two) comprises citron vodka, cointreau, mixed berries and champagne, while the non-alcoholic version DESIRE ($24++ for two) comprises mixed berries, fresh lemon juice, cranberry juice and ginger beer.

Sip on refreshingly potent libations while exchanging sweet whisperings, comfortably in the “lantern-inspired” pods that form a romantic backdrop this season of love and lust.

For reservations or enquiries, please call or email .

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Chocolate Masterclass with a Michelin Touch at Regent Singapore

Things are getting sweetened up at Regent Hotel, with Executive Pastry Chef Domenico Di Clemente from Michelin-starred Il Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze presenting sweet creations at Dolcetto by Basilico from 16 January 2013.

I had the privilege of attending Chef Domenico’s first-ever chocolate showcase in Singapore. The Chocolate Masterclass was held at Basilico Restaurant’s well-equipped private cooking studio, where cooking demos and classes are held upon request or booking.

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Valentine’s Day sweet treats from The Icing Room

Love is in the air! The saccharine atmosphere at The Icing Room is not exempted. This Valentine’s Day, cupid snipes an arrow on those with a sweet tooth.

Heart to Heart ($19.80)

Beneath the pinkish façade lie heavenly layers of chocolate chiffon cake and chocolate mousse. Totally didn’t expect that underneath that pinkness! Pleasantly surprised. :) Heart shape printed white chocolate surrounds the border of the cake. Adding dainty details to this enchanting cake, mini macaron shells sandwiching raspberry and cream, alongside with syrup-coated strawberry, adorn the vastly pink surface.

The Icing Room has thoughtfully created other sweet treats that are perfect for gifts, such as bite-sized lollicakes and heart-shaped butter cookies glazed with chocolates and daintily decorated.
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Valentine’s Day cakes by BreadTalk

Hum to your favourite love songs while luxuriating in BreadTalk’s Romantic Musical Sweet Treats with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. The musical-themed cakes, available in two flavours, accentuate the relationship between love, music and food.

Melody of Love ($22.80)

‘Melody of Love’ will entrance the sweet and demure girl-next-door with its pinkish endearing façade.

Soft spongy layers of vanilla chiffon are partitioned by a thick layer of creamy mousse flecked with juicy cherries, depicting musical notes strung together in smooth legato.

Love Actually ($22.80)

Designed to bear resemblance to a grand piano, this exquisite creation comes without a hefty price tag. Dusted with shimmering powder for the final touch, the chocolate is bewitched to a dark seductive gold.

Chocolate chiffon is spiked with hints of orange marmalade. The assertive tone of the rich decadent chocolate builds sensuousness to a crescendo. This cake will charm the passionate and boldly sexy.
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Sun Ray Café; Amour Valentine’s Day Set Dinner (13-14 February 2013)

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to not only express your love to your valentine, but to also commemorate the love and affection your furry pals have showered you throughout the times of desolation.

With such loveable canines and felines to dine with, three is never a crowd –this could potentially be the only time when double dates (you and your date, your pet and your date’s pet) are most gladly consented to!

If don’t have a pet but have always loved being around animals, you are most welcome to soak in the cheery atmosphere at Sun Ray Café.

Check out what my ’s favourite pet-friendly café has to offer this Valentine’s Day.

Instead of fixing a standard price, Sun Ray Café offers three choices of set dinners ranging from $30+ per pax to $45+ per pax; the price you pay for is determined by the entrée you choose. Each set comes with a drink, starter, soup, entrée and dessert.
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Swensen’s Valentine’s Day Cake –Sticky Chewy Lovely

Does your valentine enjoy the following?
- Chocolate
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Cake
- Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
- Berries
- Decadence

If you’ve checked all four boxes, Swensen’s Sticky Chewy Lovely will impress, giving you an edge in scoring a romantic date with the one you’ve been secretly admiring.
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Casa Verde’s Valentine’s Day Menu

Aptly named, Casa Verde means ‘green house’ in Italian; it is an Italian bistro nestled in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, surrounded by verdant foliage.

The bustling patio-style terrace-café, frequented by nature and pet-lovers in the day, matures into a romantic full-service restaurant by night.

For Valentine’s Day this year, the Les Amis Group has come up with a ‘Naughty Meets Nice’ theme, employing sensuous ingredients from the list of aphrodisiacs, to be featured in seven seductive menus across the restaurants under their belt.

Here’s what Casa Verde at Singapore Botanic Gardens has to offer: Valentine’s Day Choice of 3-Course Set Dinner ($70nett per person)

Insalata Fichi e Proscuitto

Mesclun salad tossed in fig vincotto with fresh figs, parma ham and bufala crumble

In this 3-Course Set Dinner, there are two options for each course.

For starters, you can choose between the Insalata Fichi e Proscuitto (pictured above) and the Zuppa di Pomodoro (oven roasted cherry vine tomato soup with sautéed chunky crabmeat, finished with a touch of cream and pesto emulsion).
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