Originated from Italy, Tiramisu comes from the words Tirami and Su which literally means “pick me up” or “make me happy” in Italian. As it’s name suggests, this cake would perk up even tired and weary souls. It was a day which I need a happy pill because of many deadlines which I have to meet.
Chenyze had hosted me for a Korean BBQ lunch in Central, and I asked her where would she be heading after the meal. She said she wanted to check out a tiramisu shop within the mall, so I shamelessly said I wanted to tag along. After roaming around basement 1 of Central, we finally found it – L’Atelier Tiramisu.
Opened for barely 2 months, L’Atelier Tiramisu is a new kid on the block, serving up one of the best Tiramisu in Singapore. Translated as “the Tiramisu workshop”, they have introduced four flavors, all laced with various types of liqueur: Classico, Dark Cherry, Matcha and Lychee. Opened by Judith, her husband is from France and she learnt this recipe from her husband’s family.
Tiramisu is considered a semifreddo (a dessert served cold, but not frozen). This dessert has many variations, the only constant ingredient being the mascarpone cheese. We shared Classico (slice $6.80/pc, cake $48/7 inch) which is gorgeously, luxuriously creamy. The mascarpone was smooth and light, adorned with sprinklings of cocoa powder and chocolate flakes was a delight. Pair them with moist sponge fingers soaked with coffee and pleasant liquor, it makes a wonderful eat.
All the layers work well together and each spoonful is such a delightful heavenly treat. The coffee used to make their tiramisu is from Liberty Coffee beans.
We complete our dessert with a cup of cappuccino with is also from Liberty beans! If you cannot decide which flavours to go for, there is a Sampling Set ($15).
Address: The Central @ Clarke Quay #B1-09
(Clarke Quay MRT, Exit F)