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Review for Les Amis

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WALDECK • 28 Sep 2013 • 6 Reviews • 0 Follower

The emperor's new clothes : what a disappointment.

New chef Sebastien Lepinoy needs to taste his food before he sends it out. Six weeks into the job he also needs to reconsider the three menus on offer (there's no a la carte):  the night we were there to test the new set up none of the three set menus seemed particularly well constructed ..... so we took all three.  Unfortunately, the caviar two ways with angel hair pasta was an acidic mess with the delicate flavors all lost;  the (single) shrimp tempura with an 'Asian' Caesar salad was a tired mis-en-place and boring; the foie gras with eel and grapefruit/apple relish a major mis-match; the steamed scallops simply rubbery.  Pea soup was tasteless while the beef with bitter herbs was actually beef with bell peppers.  The cheese plate was generous but ..... straight from the fridge  When there was a success (such as the quail or the chocolate souffle) the portions were so small as to insult the palate.  Overall nothing we ate would have stood out on any ordinary Parisian bistrot menu while the eye watering prices are simply laughable.     

The breads, the wine list and the service are still superb but this is no longer a top 100 restaurant, even for Singapore.   




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$1000 for 4 pax
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