Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These – Bonjour Bonheur Pattisserie!
I had my latest meal with Jerry on Monday and he remarked nonchalantly as I stood up to take some food photos, “You have put on some weight.”
I wondered how much “some” is to him, a little or a lot? “Nope, the dress shrank after laundry.” I retorted in my mind but not aloud as I knew what he said was the truth. I’ve been acquainted with Jerry long enough to appreciate that he always tell it like it is. He’s not tactful and can be completely clueless… Weight, just like age, is a very sensitive issue with women! Oh well, there goes my having more wine. I stopped after one drink. In fact, after I got home and thought deeper about Jerry’s uncoloured opinion, there goes my entire week’s appetite, too!
How dare he! I’m just voluptuous, that all. Yea right! Lie to yourself and then see how becoming you’ll turn out to be, Samantha! (Slap forehead).
Okay, okay, I admit. I’m
getting fat! Period.
My hours are nocturnal thus it is hard for me to eat in a regulated and supervised fashion. We have facilities like gym and swimming pool within the compound but… but… Simply put, I am just not disciplined! Thinking of that depresses me and when I’m depressed, I munch.
Upon returning home, I saw a big brown paper bag on our dining table but there was no package in it except for a business card that says “Bonheur Pattisserie Pte Ltd”. My heart quickened, then skipped. I felt a rush. I was reaching for the fridge door, “Erm… No la, don’t even see it. You’re a fatty bum bum, remember?”
I’m going on a diet. Officially.
I angled off into my room and called it a night.
Tuesday: No solid food, liquid diet = coffee. I bought a new blend to motivate myself.
Have you ever had dreams and knew that you were dreaming while you were in the dream? Well, this happened to me that night. I was a character in Brothers Grimm’s. You know, the story of a young brother and sister threatened by an anthropophagous witch living in a house fudged together by cake and chocolates? The confectionery fabricated house was exactly the same as the one I saw in the library borrowed story book Hansel and Gretel, during my primary school days. I knew I was dreaming because hello, I’m Asian not ang moh and I’m not that young but wait a minute! Where’s my brother? “Was my brother going to be eaten???” I woke up.
That was it! I’m not going to let any diet give me nightmares. I marched straight to the fridge and opened up the brown box. Through the carton’s window, I could see the
fat deluxe assorted macarons. “Bonjour Bonheur Pattisserie”, I whispered.
If you have not already known, macarons are rock stars of the cookie world! They are made with almonds, egg whites and sugar (meringue). Their visually appealing shape is a distinctive flat round, like puffed up coins. They come in regular and delectable seasonal/exotic flavours, the latter to entice food snobs as well as to raise the status of the pattissiers.
Valerie told me the flavours of the filled cookies – Strawberry, Green Tea… I will not second guess the rest for I could only remember those I had vividly, Lavender and Salted Caramel. The meringue was airy and crumbled immediately. Its filling was chewy and subtly perfumed with their respective ingredients. If I were to be held hostage in any confectionery, Bonheur Pattisserie is the shop I would voluntarily imprison myself in.
No more nightmare afterwards. Sweet dreams are made of these!
Bonheur Patisserie @ Turf City
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #02-06,
Pasarbella, The Grandstand,
Tel: +(65) 6466 1498
Mon – Thurs: 10am -7pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 9.30pm
Sun: 10am – 8.30pm
Happy eating and bonding 🙂