Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ANTIQUE Patisserie & Fine Chocolates (Revisited)

After hours of reading documents, replying emails and fixing presentations, I needed a break! I can of course head down to the nearest pub for a few drinks during Happy Hour but not today, I wanted to spend a few moments under a more quiet environment. I picked ANTIQUE near my office.

The Christmas tree has been setup and Christmas music was all around! It is indeed hard to find a place in Hong Kong with similar decor and atmosphere in my opinion. Not to mention the fireplace and the Christmas tree with all the ornaments hanging all over!

While looking for items to order, I spotted the Macarons tree! Why are all the Macarons being protected / guarded with some many soldiers? ... Fine! I will move along then.

Hello Gingerbread Man! I am sorry, I mean Chef Gingerbread Man, how are you doing and what's with the big smile on your face?? o o o ... you are looking at your friends over there ...

Ahh, how cute is that! Mr Snowman just made a new friend with Gingerbread Man Jr..

(1) Apple Pie Steamer
It was rather sweet, with hints of ginger / gingerbread flavors to it. Make sure you request it to be less sweet if you are not that into sweet. (Did I just use the word sweet 3 times in one sentence??) Although it was very sweet, I was happy with it because afterall, Christmas is coming soon and Christmas is all about love, loving each other, so the sweeter the love the better right?

(2) Pumpkin Cheesecake
It mainly consisted of pumpkin puree and cheeseeee. The little pumpkin on top was made out of Marzipan (almond paste and sugar) and sat comfortably on top of a pile of cornflakes I think. Not too sweet and not too cheesy to eat before my dinner.

Helloooooo Mr Snowman #2, what are you doing under the Christmas tree? O o o you are waiting for your Christmas gifts? Silly, boxing day is not here yet but very soon, very soon indeed!

  • Christmas Tree! Certainly makes you feel Christmas is around the corner!
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake - strong cheese flavor and love the mushy texture of the cheesecake
  • Steamer a bit too sweet
  • Lighting a bit too mild (but it is the same mild lighting that gives out the homely feeling the tea room.
Avg Spending: Below HKD 100 per person

ANTIQUE Patisserie & Fine Chocolates
Shop 2, G/F.,
46 Lyndhurst Terrace Soho, Central
Tel: 852 2542 2816

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Jin said...

macarons are valuable stuff, must be guarded by toy soldiers! those gingerbread chefs are so cute, i wonder if they smell like gingerbread, too! what a fun post, jason! and yeah, christmas is all about love, sweets and drastic weight gain! ho! ho! ho!!!

cheeky angel said...

Looks like a lovely place to hide out and grab a drink and indulge in some goodies. I think I'll have to pop in next time I'm in the area.

Macaroons look so pretty but as I'm not a fan of coconut, I'm never tempted.

KennyT said...

I work in Central too, let's meet up one nite for HH!

Unknown said...

the place looks swonderful! as for lighting...yeah time to take out the flashlight again :D

Jason said...

@Jin: I need to come here again with more foodies next time to fight off the toy soldiers!!! The conquest would require energy (+exercises) and hence counter the drastic weight gain!

Jason said...

@cheeky angel: yes, it is a great place to spend the afternoon!

Jason said...

@KennyT: HH meet-up, great idea!!!!

Jason said...

@Mochachocolata: yeah, time for flashlight and I think it is time for me to get a DSLR camera ... :D

Babedolphin said...

Love this post and the cute photos!
You sound so Sweet : )

Jason said...

@Babedolphin: Thanks for your kind and sweet words as well :)

Greentea00 said...

oh xmas...is getting near..i want a break from work here..or maybe a gingerbread latte later..

Jason said...

@Greentea00: o I heart gingerbread latte! I look forward to gingerbread latte as much as Christmas every year :)

Unknown said...

Nice ..i am thinking to get a birthday cake there..... good choice in antique?

Jason said...

@Holly: They have new cakes every few months but I like their MisuMisu and Cheesecakes. I think they have a new Strawberry Cheesecake which you can give it a try too :) ...

Nono said...

Wow even though I live nearby, I never knew there was such a treasure trove hidden on Lyndhurst Terrace. Thanks very much for sharing Jason, this is good stuff. I will head there for my birthday high tea =) and pig out on my fav macaroons! any flavour that u will recommend?

Jason said...

@Nono: Thanks for dropping by! I really liked their Rose and Pistachio, do give them a try! Makes me want to drop by and see if they have any new flavors and new cakes HAHA

Nono said...

Cool - thanks Jason. I will drop by tomorrow for high tea and check out the rose and pistachio ones yumz =) amongst others of course..

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