For a while, rainbow-hued layered sponge cakes were all the rage. One of the earliest purveyors of the very instagram-able confection is Medz, the Mediterranean-style, Marche-like, restaurant over at Orchard Central. In addition to the "rainbow cake", the sprawling restaurant also offers up a decent array of French-inspired desserts, all of which are really pretty. But, they're more style than substance, fairly sufficing but forgettable.
The Medz Signature Rainbow Cake ($6.90) was a pretty concentration of colours, fluffy enough sponge, but unmemorable.
The La Opera ($5.90) was probably the best of the lot. Dense, moist and balanced.
The Red Velvet ($4.90) was dewy but insipid.
The Salted Caramel Cheesecake ($5.90) was terribly pedestrian, moderately lush, but lacking in oomph.
The Chocolate Truffle Cake ($6.90) was commendable, nuanced and rich.
Medz Bistro & Bar
181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central #B2-01
Tel: 6238 9028
Open daily from 11am to 11pm