Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30
Chef D'Table is located at Chijmes. Jason Lee, a born-and-bred Singaporean, Lee has spent years honing his craft overseas, including working with the first female chef who won the prestigious Bocuse d’Or award in 1989 – Lea Linster from Luxembourg.
This is the kind of restaurant I would not have tried on y own. But I was lucky to be brought here by a friend who knows the chef well and we enjoyed a Christmas dinner here. Cold Pasta with grilled prawns - I was a little apprehensive about cold pasta but as a starter dish, it was refreshing and light. The prawns were grilled perfectly and super tasty. Lobster Bisque - nice thick soup, piping hot, served out of a tea cup. Delicious! Beef Steak - its a thick medallion that is nicely seared on the outside but pink and juicy on the inside. Lava Cake - Good molten cake with soft inside, beautifully coupled with vanilla ice cream. It's not a cheap dinner so only for special occasions then.
Visit the link to read more & view photo: http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2013/03/resturant-week-cafe-d-table.html
Menu during resturant week
(1) Appetizer: Cauliflower Soup & Smoked Duck Salad
The cauliflower soup (soup of the day) was really bland. I almost wanted to poke my tongue with the fork to see whether the taste bud is still alive mah. And I also dunno what were the orange and green oil for? It appeared to be a messy painting to me, and it didnt help to bring up the scores for neither the taste nor the presentation.
Smoked duck & orange salad (additional cost of $6) was okay although there was over dosage of olive oil or something oily. The smoked duck was also different from what I had at other places, instead they were crispy thin slices, tasted just like bacon crisps with the same saltiness. (2) Main course: Dory Fillet & Pork Belly
Similarly, the dory fillet was tasteless in a plate of starchy broth, which supposed to be lobster broth. Humpt, felt so cheated.. I had 'deserted' my love aka beef because of the lobster broth! I kinda regret not choosing the beef which most of the other reviewers had praises for it.
Pork belly was nicer, although the portion was just 2 pathetic slices. But just as well, since it was not so healthy to eat so much fatty meat. =p
(3) Dessert: Chocolate mousse & Panna Cotta
Thankfully, dessert was still good. We had the triple chocolate mousse and the lychee panna cotta (dessert of the day). The chocolate mousse was very rich while the panna cotta was creamy & smooth. Overall, quite good but it would be better if the chef can opt for sweeter fruits. The strawberries were so sour! >.<
Cafe d Table is an unassuming French restaurant in Chijmes. Though it was a Saturday, it was just about 50-70% fill but it still serves tip top French cuisine with a slight Asian touch. Love how the food is presented and like most top fine dining restaurants, the appetisers and desserts overwhelm me more than the mains or rather the mains didn’t surprise me at all. Nevertheless, they are still delicious and this place is really worth repeated visits. The kitchen is helmed by an Asian chef but please do not judge as you will definitely feel satisfied.
For more details, please check out http://foodolicious.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/cafe-d-table/