26 Oct 2014 • 98 reviews • 36 followers
This review is based on the 3 course menu offered during Restaurant Week 2014 at $35++, hence it does not accurately reflect the usual food portions and value. Nevertheless, it is still accurate to comment on its other aspects.
Located adjacent to Raffles Place MRT station, its accessible by MRT. Dining in the middle of the CBD on a weekend means light vehicle traffic, ample parking in the nearby Hong Leong building or AIA building.
Ambience facilitates a pleasant environment to dine with friends and loved ones. Service is attentive, friendly. There’s certainly ample waiting staff to assist you.
For starters, we had roasted sweet potato soup and pan seared foie gras. Both were executed well. The foie gras is also available on ala carte menu, but the preparation is clearly different, based on the ala carte menu.
For mains, we had the Norwegian salmon and sous vide duck breast. The duck is too chewy for my liking, although I understand that being roasted, its certainly nowhere close to what you may expect from duck confit typically seen in French cuisine. The salmon was done just nice. The flesh was firm to the bite, but melts in the mouth when chewing. Nice crisp on the outside and goes nicely with the roasted baby potatoes.
Desserts were well done. We had chocolate brownie and fresh strawberries (which came with chocolate ice cream). They were simple, yet tasty.
The best thing is when you pay with UOB Credit Card for dinner more than $50, you receive 20% discount voucher for your next dining. I look forward to returning to try the steak and rest of ala carte menu.