Being a huge chocoholic and lover of all things sweet, I am delighted to tell you about the latest addition to the Singapore sweet scene, La Cure Gourmande. This French confectioner specialises in all things vintage, nostalgic and delicious. With a wide range of tasty treats on offer, anyone with a sweet tooth will to be spoilt for choice.
Since 1989, La Cure Gourmande has become famous for its vintage inspired chocolaty treats and handcrafted confectioneries. The brand is famed for its use of the phrase, ” l’art de bivre a la francaise,” which translates to the French Art of Living and who doesn’t want to indulge in the French way of living every now and again?
La Cure Gourmande stores are designed to evoke nostalgic memories and are decorated using a unique vintage French style in keeping with its extremely pretty packaging and products. I must admit I am a little bit in love with this store and its dreamy delights! Upon entering you are greeted by warm welcoming hues that coincide cleverly with the colourful confectionary and vintage decor. The shop is practically perfect in every way and you really do get the sense that you are being transported to a whimsical bygone era.
La Cure Gourmande uses only the finest of ingredients to produce creative confectioneries such as olives au chocolate, creamy caramels and crazily good calissons. Every item is handcrafted by passionate chocolatiers and confectioners and is made entirely in-house. To ensure the highest quality, founders Mr. Edouard Hennebert and Mr Christian Berlan are actively involved in every step of the process. Both Mr Edouard and Hennebert are passionate about their craft and customer service. Guiding you through this fantastical store are the La Cure Gourmande’s brand ambassadors that are known as the La Cure Gourmande’s Sunshines. Aptly named to reflect the brands values they offer a personalised service to all customers as well as delicious samples for you to try as you choose what yummy goodies to take home. There is an endless selection of sweets on offer and customers have the choice of ready-packed delights or can enjoying filling their own tins with personal picks.
If delicious olives au chocolate aren’t enough to tempt you, La Cure Gourmande introduces an island of Madeleines! These French fancies will be made from the founders very own traditional recipe and will be available in a variety of fabulous flavours such as chocolate, raspberry and lemon. YUM!
A sweet lover’s dream, La Cure Gourmande and their vintage inspired goodies would make an ideal gift and is the perfect indulgent treat ever so often. Be sure to pop by and sample some of these delicious delights. See you there!
La Cure Gourmande, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, #03-09, Singapore 238873, 6684 2983, www.facebook.com/lacuregourmandesg