One of life’s greatest gastronomic indulgences can be found at Tarte by Cheryl Koh, a spin-off by the Les Amis Group with Les Amis restaurant’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, which opened on April 23 2015. In a span of a year, chef Cheryl was crowned ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016.
Emerging from a tiny den along the quaint corner street of Shaw Centre, this retail concept is as straightforward as its moniker – selling artisanal tarts baked from scratch all day with only the best available ingredients sourced from around the world that are rare to find in Singapore. The clean and sleek 331 square feet interior draws all eyes to a marbled vitrine that showcases an array of intricately crafted tarts with vibrant-colored packaging.
On her inspiration behind Tarte, she says, “I want guests to enjoy the tarts as I would serve them at Les Amis restaurant: freshly made with good ingredients and best fruits of the season. I aim to make the best version of the simplest desserts. I focus mainly on tarts because of the great combination of pastry, flavours, colours and textures.”
Those looking for a dine-in option can bring the tarts next door to sister-concept Caveau Bar to quench their thirst with an aromatic cup of hot coffee while seated along the glass façade.