After a hearty Japanese dinner at Millenia Walk, we strolled to Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes via the Helix Bridge for our second round - drinks and desserts! ;) It was a good way to burn some of the calories gained from our dinner while enjoying the lights along Marina Bay, before we pile on some more calories from the desserts to be eaten hehe.
When we reached Jean-Philippe Darcis, we were attracted by the very pretty interiors. However when we saw the desserts displayed at the counter, we were a bit disappointed. "You mean you only sell macarons and just a few pieces of pastries?" was our initial thought. Fortunately, soon we spotted the menu by the side which included waffles, crepes, beverages as well as the savoury menu. Thus we proceeded into the cafe.
The waiter told us that we could sit anywhere we like, since there was only 1 (or was it 2) tables occupied. The cafe isn't very big, but there is a very comfortable huge couple chair and 2 more sets of sofa seats available. We didn't choose the couple chair but took the sofa seat instead as it was easier to talk to each other face to face rather than side by side. Guess that is more for dating couples haha. Nonetheless I really love the decor and cosy feeling the cafe presents. 1. Peach Smoothie ($6++) and Ice Chai Latte ($5.50++)
My Peach Smoothie was great, very smooth and flavourful. My friend said her Ice Chai Latte was not milky enough though, somewhat lack lustre.2. Raspberry Macaron ($6.05++)
Yes Macarons are almost always very sweet, but since the Macarons from JP Darcis are frequently raved about (heard they are imported from Belgium), I suggested that we should order this to try, as it looked beautiful, and also is the biggest amongst the others.
But gosh, guess we really don't have very sweet tooth, because the first bite was too sweet for both of us.. It was a bit hard for us to cut the macaron too. The redeeming factor was the centre filling was raspberries which added a tinge of sourness and managed to mask the sweetness a little bit.3. Apple Crepe ($12.90++)
This crepe took quite long before it came to our table, but it was good that it was served warm. We prefered this crepe to the Raspberry Macaron as it wasn't overly sweet. However, the more we ate this and got more of the caramel syrup into our mouths, the sweeter it became. My friend was the first to give up so I reckon her tooth was not as sweet as mine haha. Nonetheless I like the way the crepe was done - very fluffy. The vanilla bean ice cream was great too, which we finished together with the cooked apples.
We didn't manage to finish the Raspberry Macaron though, because of sugar overdose!
I noticed from the menu that JP Darcis has afternoon tea sets from 1-4.30pm which seems to be more value for money. So the next time I visit this place, I will come for the afternoon tea to give it another chance!
Date of Visit: 2012-03-30