We were actually on the way to Tarte by Cheryl Koh just when the news for the return of Phase 2 with no dine-in was first published on the various news sites — and since it was le favourite place of a certain friend that I was with that day, we decided to go all out on orders here; two pax to two tarts, two plates desserts and two drinks.

The tarts at Tarte by Cheryl Koh are often talked about but the plated desserts section hidden in their menu is also worth a mention — the same menu also features some sandwiches for those who are feeling peckish; yes, Tarte by Cheryl Koh is a one-stop shop from savouries to sweets these days.

Given how Tarte by Cheryl Koh is a brand under the Les Amis Group, and how Cheryl Koh is the current head pastry chef of Les Amis Restaurant, it’s a little difficult to give the Grand Marnier Soufflé a miss — after all one of Les Amis Restaurant’s famed desserts would be their different variants of the soufflé (also an item we missed during our visit to Les Amis Restaurant for the Le Menu Été Dégustation, which didn’t include the soufflé by default) featuring seasonal produce. The one served in the menu of Tarte by Cheryl Koh stays true to their concept - featuring an orange marmalade alongside Grand Marnier and Creme Anglaise. Unlike another rendition of an alcoholic soufflé which we previously had at now-defunct Soufflé, the Grand Marnier is beautifully infused in the batter with this one — that warm, airy and fluffy soufflé is perfect here in terms of texture, while the Creme Anglaise (poured in by the staff for theatrical factor), essentially light custard, gives the soufflé a complimenting richness whilst provides a light touch of sweetness. The orange marmalade is a classic combination to the Grand Marnier — zingy, yet with a bitter undertone for a slight flavour contrast that matches that of all the other components.

Can’t really make comparisons between this and the soufflé from Les Amis Restaurant — but this is one soufflé that is pretty well done and worth its price at $18 before prevailing charges. Tarte by Cheryl Koh isn’t all about tarts — and their plated desserts do deserve a mention too.

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