Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

. snapshots of my weekend according to my phone 2 .


. all day brunch & sweets at 1-Caramel .

What can be a more perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday than to wake up late before heading to a quaint cafe for a savory brunch? To spend the rest of the day idling & people-watching at the cafe before ending it with a sinful indulgence in something sweet would simply be the icing on the cake! In other words, it’s the perfect recipe to either end the busy work week or kick start the beginning of the new week!

Considering how much Singaporeans love to have a hearty breakfast, it’s no wonder that the dining concept of an all-day brunch is becoming extremely popular amongst diners from all walks of life. Good for us who love to have our breakfast at anytime of the day! 1-Caramel, the dessert boutique of 1 Rochester Group, has recently launched an all-day breakfast menu, much to the delight of its regulars. Eggs. French Toast. Crunchy Granola. Bacon. Waffles & Pancakes. 1-Caramel serves all the traditional delights and more as it introduces a dash of fine dining to breakfast – Look out for its Posh Platter that serves caviar!

Housed in a beautiful colonial bungalow set amidst the lush greenery of 1 Rochester Park, 1-Caramel seems like the ideal cafe if you’re ever up for an orgasmic gastronomic experience as it also serves an extensive dessert and sweet treats menu, on top of its daily brunch sets. Now, I’m not gonna lie to anyone … I confess that I have a sweet tooth, and my love for chocolate has become quite an unhealthy addiction. If I must die, let it be death by chocolate. The 1-Caramel Assiette, petite-sized desserts served on a sharing platter,  is a new addition to its menu and personally, I think a dessert platter is a brilliant idea so that dessert lovers like yours truly can sample a bit of everything. A smorgasbord of desserts. Plus, it’s an excuse for us not to feel too guilty about over-indulgence!

Dining at 1-Caramel is simply more than just a simple affair of eating out. Instead, it is all about the experience of indulging in sweet treats as you catch the pastry chefs whipping up each dessert with precision and care. This open dining concept gives the patisserie character as it encourages the friendly interaction between the staff and the diners, thus bringing the service standard to a higher level. 1 Caramel –  The place for all day breakfast & sweet treats. 

* The food tasting at 1-Caramel wouldn’t be possible if not for OMY Singapore and 1 Rochester Group. Thank you so much for inviting me to this exclusive bloggers’ event! 🙂

Traditional Eggs Benedict 
Poached eggs on toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon

The Posh Platter
Smoked salmon tart with creme fraiche and ocean trout caviar, asparagus wrapped in basil and prosciutto, truffled brie and cherry tomatoes on toasted brioche

Raspberry Chocolate Lollipop 

1-Caramel Assiette
Death by chocolate, 1-Caramel Baked Alaska, Earl Grey Creme Brulee, Raspberry Lychee Rose Panacotta & Lychee Lemon Compote, Midori Macaroon and Tropical Vodka Trifle. 

Death By Chocolate 
Valrhona Sofiato molten cake with dark chocolate sorbet

1 Caramel Baked Alaska
Combination of homemade chunky strawberry and vanilla Madagascar ice cream coated with Rhum Italian meringue on top of nutty chocolate brownie

Miso Souffle with Yuzu ice cream 

To read about 1-Caramel from a food blogger’s point of view, do check my new friend, Justin’s blog at Gourmet Estorie! A brilliantly written piece 🙂 

pic credit to moonberry