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If a chocolate soft serve is good and creamy and ticks all the boxes of what a soft serve should be, words are superfluous.

P.S. the chef behind Le Chocolat De H is the owner of Mont St Clair, a famous patisserie in Tokyo so this is legit.

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Unlike many other restaurants offering set menus (read: expensive!) for Valentine’s Day (next week, so fast!!), Picotin Express is giving diners a choice of eight V-Day Blackboard Specials comprising of starters, main courses and desserts on 14 February. That’s great news for fussy eaters like me since I could customize my own 3-course menu!

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For starters, we forsook the white mushroom truffle soup and parma ham rock melon salad for the pan-fried scallops. Beautiful presentation and so fresh!

Pan-Fried Scallops ($20++)
saffron aioli, marble of vegetables

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Part of the Emmanuel Stroobant Group, Picotin Express serves wholesome and uncomplicated European cuisine. That’s quite apparent in my choice of main – cod simply pan-seared, minimal seasoning, generous veggies on the side! Other main course options include beef tenderloin with potato gratin and a delicate-sounding basil risotto with mascarpone and grilled prawns.

Pan-Fried Cod ($35++)
sweet potato puree, braised daikon, beetroot

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For a sweet ending, it’s either the black forest gateau with cream fraiche or strawberry parfait. Honestly, the latter was not particularly memorable and I highly recommend the chocolate mousse from the a la carte menu instead! (see below)

Strawberry Parfait ($16++)
chocolate sauce

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Okie, this is the dessert to try at Picotin Express! The chocolate mousse was creamy yet light, not too sweet and incredibly airy. One of the best chocolate desserts in 2015 (so far haha), we think!

Chocolate Mousse ($13++)
marshmallows, berries

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If you are there, don’t forget to look out for for daily specials! We tried the smoked salmon roulade which had too much cream cheese, oops. Will stick to the regular starters such as baked snails, prawn caesar salad and seafood risotto next time!

Salmon Roulade
daily special

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I used the word “uncomplicated” just now and it seems to be a consistent theme in the a la carte menu. A piece of good steak grilled till juicy and succulent, medium rare and reddish in the middle, sauce on the side almost unnecessary… Straightforward, period.

Classic Steak Frites ($35++)
ribeye (250g), french fries, salad, sauce bearnaise

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My thanks to Dorcas for arranging dinner!

Picotin Express – Sentosa Cove
#01-06, 31 Ocean Way Quayside Isle
6438 4747

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