Anyone looking for a romantic date night out, Brasserie les Saveurs is it.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, private dining alcoves and hand-cut crystal chandeliers, the restaurant exudes Opulence with a capital O – I’m sure your girl will be impressed. I know I was! Menus are specially curated to offer the finest of contemporary French cuisine and the prices certainly reflect that. Which is why the Restaurant Week menu is a good affordable “testbed”. Available from 14-22 March, take your pick between a 4-course lunch ($40++) or dinner ($55++). I had a preview of the latter and while the showcased dishes were admittedly on the safe side, produce was fresh and execution was pretty much flawless!
Brandade De Morue, Sauce Au Persil
cod brandade, glazed celeriac, grilled tiger tail, parsley sour sauce, focaccia crouton, balsamic vinegar mixed greens
We started with cod brandade which is not very common in Singapore. Think of it as a light and creamy mash with dried cod but without any fishy taste, I like. For something warm and comforting, the flavour of the asparagus soup with a sous vide-ish egg was spot on! I don’t fancy licorice so I was very glad that the essence was not dominant at all.
Veloute Aux Asperges Avec Oeuf En Lente Cuisson
green asparagus veloute, “honsen tamago”, asparagus tips in tempura batter, licorice essence
Imagine soft beef cheek, tender tenderloin (pun intended!) and rich foie gras all on one plate – ain’t that pure decadence for meat lovers?! I had a pan-roasted salmon with green olives in lieu of the meaty main and love the pinkish tinge in the middle!
Boeuf Bourguignonne Et Fillet De Boeuf Rossini
braised black angus beef cheek burgundy style, pan-seared beef tenderloin, shaved smoked foie gras, asparagus tips, black truffle madeira jus
Dessert was the most exciting and creative! Bittersweet dark chocolate mousse paired with pungent poached pear (thanks to the turmeric curry powder) and coriander seeds ice cream. Interesting to say the least, and it’s a combination that works, just like chilli and chocolate!
Mousse Au Chocolat, Macaron Et Poires Au Curry
amadei dark 66% chocolate mousse, vanilla macaron, curry powder poached pear, coriander seeds ice cream
My thanks to Nabeel, Eunice and Xavier for the preview!
Brasserie les Saveurs
Lobby level, The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road