Laurent at Portsdown: Easter Set 23/03/2012 Festive, French, Hidden Gems, Queenstown Being a big fan of Laurent Bernard’s ‘Chocolate Soufflé,’ little did I know that they actually do serve food as well, but only at their Portsdown branch. So kudos to their awesome invitation, else I would never have discovered this gem hidden at the other side of the island (which took me quite a while to find). Before the dinner, we were given an insight to the chocolates made fresh daily by Laurent the chocolate artisan himself! He was very willing to share and did not put on airs at all. It was about chocolate content and its percentage, how to tell good and bad chocolates apart, the making of chocolates and stuffs like that. Then, like excited Easter bunnies, we were seated down for our 3-course ‘Chocolate Menu Set.’ I like how the scallops were well complimented by the looks and taste of the fennel foam. For the main entrée, there is a choice of either a juicy slab of ribeye steak or a whole chicken thigh. I chose the former and I enjoyed every bit of it! I mean, I’ve eaten steaks with black pepper sauce, mushroom sauce, BBQ sauce, but who knows about chocolate sauce? It was kinda weird at first but it grows with time. Soon, I was emptying the whole cup of sauce all over my steak and mashed potatoes. The chocolate sauce served with the ‘Peruvian Chicken’ was much thicker and stronger in comparison. Much efforts have been pumped into this exquisite piece of dessert – meringue sponge base, hazelnut crunch, caramelised bananas, whipped ganache and nut toppings. The result is a marriage of crispy layers and soft sweet chocolate cake. This Easter set is available at the Portsdown branch from now till 10th April only for $50++. With compliments from Laurent Bernard Chocolatier. Sweeeeeet. Big thank you to Laurent, Morgane, and the great crew for having us once again! Laurent @ Portsdown Restaurant #01-02, 5B Portsdown Road, Singapore 139311 (Nearest MRT: Queenstown) (+65) 6475 4182 Tue – Thur: 10am – 10pm Fri – Sat: 10am – 11pm Sun: 9am – 10pm Mon: Closed Website Food8 Ambience9.5 Value8 Service8.5 8.5Overall Score Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.