Images: Bonheur Patisserie, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, Pulse Patisserie
Let’s admit it: Life would be so much duller without sweets. Should you need some #MondayMotivation, we proudly present to you some tantalising dessert deals at Voilah! French Festival Singapore, which brings over 70 participating F&B outlets and retailers offering a wide range of discounts, promotions and tasting menus throughout four thematic weeks. Needless to say, it’s Sweet Week this week, so go ahead and indulge in sweet French pleasures such as pastries, cakes and macarons. To enjoy the promotions, simply visit the participating outlets from Apr 25 to 30, 2017, and say the magic word “Voilah!” to open up a dizzying world of “sweets” and glamour.
Image: Bonheur Patisserie
With more than 25 flavours of French-inspired macarons including Classical, Asian and Fusion flavours, there’s something for everyone. Spoil yourself with a box of 10 regular macarons of your choice for $25. It’s perfect for that Instagram flatlay with a cup of warm tea and dried flowers, or a sweet treat to show your mum how much you love and appreciate her.
Image: Henri Charpentier
Henri Charpentier is a French-inspired Japanese patisserie that promises to bring sparkles of joy and surprise to customers through its exquisite desserts and meticulously-created pastries. Don’t miss their signature flambéed Crêpe Suzette, soaked in rich authentic orange juice. Spend more than $10 at the store and get one piece of Financier or one piece of Madeleine for free.
Image: Joys Baking/ Facebook
Established in 2013, Joys Baking & Co. is a boutique pastry shop specialising in macarons and assorted French tea cakes and tartlets for all occasions. Joys was trained in French pastries at Culinary Institute Lenôtre, so you’ll be glad to know that quality is assured. For every pack of assorted French tea cakes purchased, get two pieces of the newly launched cookie-popcorn macarons.
Image: Laurent’s Cafe/ Facebook
In the heart of Orchard Road, this modern casual dining bistro is a wonderful spot for tea with your girlfriend. Enjoy a heartfelt conversation over a tea set at $13++ (UP $20++)!
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
Image: Laurent Bernard Chocolatier/ Facebook
For pure chocolatey goodness, check out Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, set up by the same founder of Laurent’s Cafe. It’s no wonder that Laurent Bernard Chocolatier has received The Best Chocolates Award from Singapore Tatler's The Best of Singapore for four consecutive years, from 2011 to 2014 – just look at their ultra decadent sweets. Simply spend more than $50 at their stores to get a 10 per cent discount on all chocolate items.
L’eclair by Sarah Michelle
Image: L’eclair by Sarah Michelle/ Facebook
Fun fact: L’eclair by Sarah Michelle is Singapore’s first eclair specialty shop and cafe, and it sells 10 unique flavours of eclairs daily. We ladies can never have enough places for a relaxing afternoon high tea, so add this promotion to your list: Indulge in a High Tea Degustation set for two at $52 nett (UP $60). You’ll get savoury food like truffle egg mayo choux puff, assorted mini eclairs and a choice of coffee or tea.
Image: Pulse Patisserie
Why Pulse, you ask? Its owners feel that having desserts is an emotive experience, as the enjoyment of it makes us pulsate with verve. This contemporary pastry shop uses French techniques to recreate the classics and introduce new ones, always mindful of respecting the essence of sweet creations. Get 10 per cent off all whole cakes on www.eatpulse.co with the promo code “VOILAH10” (online orders, one-time use only).
The Bread Table
Image: The Bread Table
Not all bread is created equal – the artisan bread trend is fast catching on, and this is the best chance to get your fix of traditionally made fresh European breads. For any three French pastries purchased, get three pastries for free. How sweet.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Image: Tiong Bahru Bakery
As one of the first French bakeries in Singapore, Tiong Bahru Bakery is no stranger to us, and just about revolutionised the way we enjoy our breads. Get four of their best-selling Kouign Amanns at $12 (UP: $15).