14 Dec 2014
Has it been 3 years? Or 4? Still living up to the hype of being one of the best french bistros. Albeit pricey but good quality nosh.
Drivers park at public car park besideperanakan museum or SMU.
Place only has 1 washroom on main dining hall. Another washroom on level 2.
Housed in old prewar building, you can feel walls vibraye ever so slightly when trains and cars move below and outside. All the charm eh?
I sat near the door and warm humid air hits like an unwanted sales man when someone enters and leaves.
Service is personal and fab. They know the food. we wanted 3 appetizers and they said better not. Too rich. We listened and they were right.
But you MUST order thier duck rilette. This is shredded duck meat spread thick or thin on toast. OmG the flavour profile is complex and ootw. interestingly it's cheaper for takwaway than dine in. Rilettes I mean.
we also had mont d'or which is molten cheese to dip your bread in. This is rich but not that jelak. However its a huge tub so must share. 5 of us shared this.
the chefs special ribeye is not on menu but on wall. Usually available. Done medium rare and served with caramalised onions and softened garlic. this was rustic french at its finest.
We also had welsh lamb and oven baked crispy turbot. The lamd was ok. Nothing is better than the beef. The turbot came with a side of piquant mini cheese ravioli in ratatouille like stew. It came very close to knocking the beef off its throne. And it complimented the beef tres well.
We had dessert as well but nothing spectacular.