Mad about Sucre
Walk into Mad Sucre, a whimsical French patisserie and restaurant in the Bukit Pasoh area, and you might chance upon cake couturier Lena
Chan finishing off an intricate icing or two. Her cakes are as mesmerising to eat as they are to watch in the making through the glass-panelled kitchen. We tried a slice of Saveurs de Printemps, made up of Russian earl grey-apricot cream, earl grey mousse, clementine, grapefruit and savoire sponge. The combination was simply divine.
Lena’s brother Eric helms the savoury kitchen, whipping up hearty Provencal dishes with premium ingredients like wild salmon, mussels and foie gras. For mains, have the signature dishes such as a robust stew of tomatoes with handpicked crabmeat ($15), and slow-cooked oxtail ($42) which was tender and packed with flavour after an eighthour braise in Burgundy wine. Or go for their summer specials like wild-caught barramundi in light miso broth ($38) and sautéed beermarinated pork belly ($38).
Mad about Sucre offers new confectioneries themed around childhood Caribbean summer holidays. Treat yourself to Sunkissed, a combination of pink guava, light cream cheese and Normandy sable ($12.80); and St. Dominique ($12.80) made of dark chocolate, rum, plantain and Brittany crunch. These are also available as tea-pairing sets from $20.70.