The best time of year is just around the corner: World Chocolate Day! On 7 July, the world will dedicate 24 hours to celebrating the godsend that is chocolate. What better way to celebrate than by throwing diet plans to the wind and spending the entire day enjoying chocolate in its many shapes and forms?
From pancakes to martinis, here’s how you can have chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dark Chocolate Souffle at Laurent’s Cafe
Go full-out fancy and have some artisanal chocolates at Laurent’s Cafe. This hidden gem serves authentic French brunch fare, but the star of the show is definitely the sweets. Opened by French chocolatier Laurent Bernard, you know you’ll always get quality chocolate here. A definite must-try is the famous Dark Chocolate Souffle. Fluffy and soft but somehow bursting with decadent chocolate flavour, this is the queen of all souffles. Pour the vanilla sauce into the souffle to make it sweet and fudgy, but still every bit as delicious. Be warned, though: once you have a Laurent’s souffle, no other souffle will ever suffice.
ChocoCro at St Marc Cafe
Of course, those who’d rather not dive head-first into a sore throat will want something gentler on the stomach. That’s where the ChocoCro comes in! Flaky layers of freshly-baked croissant hug a deliciously molten chocolate core for the perfect balance of rich, light, and buttery. A fan-favourite at St. Marc Cafe that’s been around for 15 years, it’s not hard to see why so many people are enamoured with this delicate pastry.
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Viennese Hot Chocolate at Antoinette
Hot chocolate is just milk, chocolate, and sugar – right? If you think that way, then you clearly haven’t had the Viennese Hot Chocolate at Antoinette. This lavish restaurant has all the makings of an upscale Parisian Patisserie. Head down for a relaxing lunch of perfectly-executed French delights, and make sure you order a Viennese Hot Chocolate as well. Thick, rich, and smooth, drinking the hot chocolate is just like giving your tummy a warm hug. Served in a gorgeous fluted teacup with creme Chantilly on the side, we’re sure even Marie Antoinette herself would approve.
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A variety of chocolate desserts at NineThirty
No chocolate-themed celebration would be complete without enjoying desserts from our beloved Awfully Chocolate. Swing by NineThirty, a cafe opened by Awfully Chocolate, for a hearty meal of comfort foods and, of course, the entire selection of Awfully Chocolate desserts. Dig into a slice of their signature chocolate cake, or if it’s a hot day, have a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream. For an extra-special treat, try the Dark Chocolate S’more, a toasted marshmallow with a core of oozing dark chocolate.
Chocolate buffet at The Courtyard
It’s basic maths: chocolate + buffet = paradise. Get a taste of heaven at The Courtyard, which offers a spectacular marriage of chocolate, gastronomy and theatrics. The closest thing we can find to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, this buffet is a superb tribute to World Chocolate Day. Everything here is oozing with chocolatey delight – even their savoury items. There’s Cocoa and Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs, Wagyu Beef, Peruvian Chocolate, and Poblano Chilli Empanadas, and much more. Not feeling adventurous? DIY the perfect hot chocolate at the Hot Chocolate Trolley, or see an exciting display of liquid nitrogen freezing chocolate into a perfect sphere. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream come true!
Chocolate Feuilletine Crémeux at Prive
A cosy family-friendly restaurant with a menu of hearty meals, Prive’s boasts not just delicious mains but also luxurious desserts, and we’ve got our eyes on one in particular: the Chocolate Feuilletine Crémeux. A chocolate-coated dome of passionfruit and banana curd rests on a base of gingerbread. That, in turn, is supported by a soft, moist chocolate sponge. The entire dessert is a mix of sweet, mellow, spicy, soft, and crunchy. In other words, bliss in a bite. It’s only available at Prive Keppel Bay and Prive Asian Civilisations Museum until 8 July, so hurry to get your endorphin rush!
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Chocolate “Mortini” at Morton’s The Steakhouse
What’s the perfect drink to end an indulgent steak dinner with? An even more indulgent martini, of course! More specifically, the Chocolate “Mortini” at Morton’s Steakhouse. High-quality chocolate is everywhere, even coating the glass, so you get that rich, smooth goodness in every sip. Paired with booze, it’s like an alcoholic iced chocolate – the ultimate adult drink, and perfect for sweet tooths looking to get buzzed.
Chocolate Flambe-tinis at Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkoku’s Chocolate Flambe-tinis are flashy and over-the-top as the Mortinis are down-to-earth. What else could you expect from the bar that mixes a $35,000 drink? Their gorgeously creamy mix of dark chocolate and gin gets a balance of bitter and sweet just right. Top that off with sugary toasted marshmallow melting over the top of the cup, dark chocolate shavings, and a stunning view for the quintessential luxury choco-holic experience.
Find it at 20 Kandahar St, Singapore 198885.
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The Dark Gallery
So it’s the end of the day, and you still haven’t gotten enough to satisfy your chocolate addiction? That’s okay, we can fix that with a trip to The Dark Gallery. Take World Chocolate Day to the extreme by trying samples of the finest cocoa from around the world. They’ve got pastries, ice cream, and other desserts made using chocolate from Venezuela, Madagascar, Brazil, and more. The connoisseurs out there will adore their chocolate tasting flight, while those of us who prefer something decadent and sinful will find satisfaction in their Frozen S’more, featuring a toasted marshmallow wrapped around a rich 80% chocolate ice cream.
Find it at 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-K5 Millenia Walk, 039596.
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