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French Dessert: The Mont-Blanc

When discussing Mont Blanc many would think of the brand or even the mountain. In this article, we would like to introduce it as the French dessert! To find out more keep reading…

The definition of Mont Blanc is “white mountain” is the highest mountain in the Alps. You probably wonder why a mountain has anything to do with a French dessert? It’s simple the dessert has the same name as the mountain in the Alps, as it resembles the looks of a mountain. Hopefully, the images below gives you the visual imagery concept behind the recreation of the “white mountain” through a dessert.

What is a Mont-Blanc ?

It is a decadent dessert that features chestnut puree that’s piled on top of meringue rounds and topped with whipped cream. The ingredients may be simple, however the making it of it requires a lot of technique and skills.

Origin of the dessert

It came about in the late 1400s in Italy. A dessert prepared for politicians and noble individuals. However, the popularity of it didn’t increase until it was introduced in France, in the 17th century. Today, it is widely known all around the world. Since it has been around for quite a while many countries have different takes on the dessert. Countries such as Japan, Shanghai and Switzerland recreated it differently putting their unique twist on it.

Where to eat …

You’re able to try this aesthetically delicious dessert in Singapore and with a French ambience. Head down to Angelina Tea Room and Patisserie at Marina Bay Sands. Not only will you be tasting the French cuisine, but also experiencing the French atmosphere. The restaurant has a Belle Epoque décor offering a distinct blend of elegance, charm and refinement. Today, Angelina remains a unique setting. Enjoy the world-famous hot chocolate “L’Africain” and signature Mont-Blanc pastry, of which its secret recipe remains closely guarded after a hundred years…

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