Tart Blanc is a six month young artisan bakery operated by a pair of sisters one of whom is a baker. The sisters dream of multi-layered tarts exploding with flavors and textures, hence the name Tart Blanc, or carte blanche, which describes a blank canvas free for one to experiment with creative ideas. Staying true to its name, every tart created features an amalgamation of unique flavours and visible textures. They do not only look pretty on the outside, but also colourful and enticing on the inside with its multi-layers. Tart Blanc also serves a selection of savoury dishes and beverages including imported teas, uniquely flavoured macaroons and homemade cookies. Surely you will find something that you fancy here.
This is a must try – classic Banana Chocolate Silk Tart ($7) that is sure to leave you in a state of nostalgia. It comprises of marinated and finely chopped banana, dulche de leche, roasted banana cream and indulgent chocolate silk cream, on a sturdy tart base filled with chocolate. Sweet and soothing to the senses, it is no surprise why banana chocolate is tagged as their best seller.
The beautifully dome-shaped Lime Passion Fruit ($7.50) comprises of passionfruit creamux centre topped with key lime mousse, on a coconut rice crispy base. Bright, citrusy and refreshing, we thought the tart to be tropical and exotic at the same time. Its crisp yet moist rice cripsy base worked well with soft tart texture.
Raspberry Praline Tart ($7.50) comprises of crushed chocolate chip cookie, praline feulitine, raspberry jelly, praline mousse and raspberry glaze. It kind of reminds us of raspberry sorbet with chocolate ganache – brilliant combination of fruity, nutty and chocolatey flavours, and truly sensational.
Tart Blanc also serves bigger savoury bites like sandwiches, salad and soup. Perfect if you are popping by at lunch hour. We highly recommend you to try Tandoori Chicken Pita ($8.50) served with mini roasted potatoes and green salad drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette. The generous fillings are completely handmade using spiced chicken, tangy yogurt sauce, tomato marmalade and caramelised onions, then grilled with cheese. On a whole, it was rich in flavours, extremely tasty and filling, albeit its simple presentation.
Cleansing your palette and washing down your system with freshly brewed loose leaf tea from Tea Forte would be a wise choice. We had herbal African Solstice ($4.80) which had an acute taste with crisp finishing, and herbal White Ginger Pear ($4.80) which was smooth, surprisingly minty and refreshing.
Finally, don’t forget to grab some homemade Cookies (Big $18/Small $6.80). They’re crispy and chewy, not fluffy and cake-like. Perfect to munch in the office!
Visit www.tartblanc.com for more information.
9 Raffles Boulevard
Millenia Walk #01-102
Tel: 6238 6893