Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hediard @ Tudor Court Shopping Gallery

tudor court

Hediard is located in quite an offbeaten track of Orchard Road and we were there bright and early at 9am. I love brunch places that embrace the rise and shine early concept too. I’d choose a good breakfast over lazing in bed anytime!

menu

A french franchise!

interior

Red and black.

hediard

Hediard for brunch.

water

Emblazoned with the favourite alphabat.

jam

Jam undercovers, I thought it ordinary at best. 

Hédiard breakfast set  ($19)
- Madeleine blend coffee, chocolate or Hédiard blend tea
- Orange juice freshly squeezed 16.5cl
- Choice of one viennoiserie (croissant, brioche or pain au chocolat)
- Soft boiled egg or hard boiled egg or fried egg
- Hédiard country style toasted bread and butter
- One 30gr jar of home made jam and one 30gr jar of honey

This was by far the most popular choice amongst the tables of people and I suppose that gave a good grasp of what they serve which is quintessentially pastries and all things French.

croissant

Fascinated with the layers.

honey drizzle

Drizzle with honey or have it neat.

sliced

The croissant was crispy and buttery, not too far a cry from Jones’.

toast

The soft boiled egg and toasted bread was quite a joke in my opinion, nothing spectacular with toasted bread and eggs, if you ask me. Well a dollop of caviar would have made this miles different.

chocolate

The hot chocolate was declared “best” and rightfully deserves that. Rich laced with bittersweetness, this would be perfect with toasted marshmellows.

financier

As tiny as can be to accompany the coffee.

benny

Eggs “Bénédicte”     ($16)
2 poached eggs on toast with Parma ham, shaved parmesan and hollandaise sauce

runny

This has to be a dish in the running for most memorably bad egg benedict. Hollandaise sauce was clumpy with uneven texture and the toast was soggy. Expensive and terribly disappointing.

big

Macaron ($8)

macaron

They only serve large macarons and three flavours available – 2 daily flavours and 1 flavour of the month. Seasalt caramel lorded over vanilla and raspberry. The sugary crisp shells disintegrated too quickly though the filling was rich and gratifying. A lovely balance of sweet and savoury here. It’s completely a child’s dream of having more peanut butter than bread.

Service was decent and food average. Not raring to return, a good to visit to strike it off the list.

Hediard

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