11 Apr 2014 • 349 reviews • 55 followers
Full Madame Patisserie review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/04/madame-patisserie-tasting-session.html
Originally operating as a bakery / patisserie at Boat Quay, Madame Patisserie Madame Patisserie has since converted its original outlet into a casual cafe, and in January 2014, opened a bistro in Mackenzie, in the Selegie area.
Madame Patisserie retains the original shophouse facade, and the floor space at Mackenzie spans 3 shops. Divided into a bar, cafe, and private function room with kitchen, the ambience at Madame Patisserie features warm lighting within its limited space. Furniture is comfortable and modern, with colour schemes of black, white and wood.
Service at Madame Patisserie is friendly and personal. Staff are very welcoming, happy, and willing to assist. The chef, Regis, often walks around and mingles with customers to get feedback. Some of the staff are dual trained, working both the bar and serving tables.
The Rucola Beef (SGD $17.90) is made for sharing, with thinly sliced and seared grilled beef, served on fresh rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes, drizzled with a slightly salty and savoury wafu dressing, and garnished with crisp fried shallots. Odd combination, but the crunch of the shallots contrasted well with the moist and tender beef.
The Pan Seared Foie Gras (SGD $20.90) is a perfect appetizer for sharing. The foie gras is perfectly seared and absolutely flavourful with just a hint of grilled / roasted taste, and the fatty richness is cut with a sharp and tangy maple balsamic vinaigrette. Tiny cubes of apples, strawberries and tomatoes round off the sweetness of the dish, and the garnish of orange slices go well with the savoury foie gras. The presentation with an upright slice of crisp toast makes for an interesting visual.
I loved the Grilled Chicken Roulade (SGD $16.90)! The tender grilled chicken is very tasty, and the roll is tightly packed, such that cutting into it doesn't make it fall apart. Served with a nicely grilled tomato, sauteed broccoli and shiitake mushrooms, and the signature smooth and creamy mashed potato mousse. Easily among the better main dishes here!
The house signature dish of Madame Patisserie, and easily the most well recieved and loved dish of the evening, the Bacon Bomb (SGD $16.90) is decadent goodness. A savoury, prefectly grilled portobello mushrooms is topped with fresh sliced tomato and creamy, softly cooked eggs, then wrapped in strips of grilled bacon, and served on a creamy mashed potato mousse. Needless to say, this is highly recommended, worry about the calories later!