Located along East Coast Road, Mis En Place is a restaurant and bistro.
Because despite making a booking and finding the shop lighted at a comfortable 730pm on Thursday night 3rd July 2014, it was closed! The lady inside pretended her keys did not work leaving me stick outside futilely calling for someone who might help. Least I've spent for a family dinner ever.
I wouldn't say the place nor it's dishes are spectacular but it's nice enough to warrant a second visit. I had cod fish on puréed sweet potato though not with the unique 'sabayon' sauce as it was not ready. Maybe the sauce would have livened up the dish though this was not the chefs fault at all as I insisted on having the fish. My mom quite enjoyed her foie gras but we both agreed the creme brûlée was not silly enough and could use improvement. The coffees did pique my interest though! Service was a bit slow but the waiter ran a one man show and remained friendly and cheerful. Also the place is quite small so I can't imagine how peak hour must be
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While wandering in the East Coast area, we decided to drop by here because the set meal looked pretty worth it. We ordered a three course lunch set at $18.
For our first course, we got a Mushroom Soup. The lady (whom I presume is the lady boss) told us that it's without cream but still has the creamy flavour to it. Now, that sounds slightly intriguing. When it came, it was just as she described. Although it tasted slightly dilute because of the lack of cream to add to the thick texture of the soup, it was light on the tastebuds and the mushroom flavours were spot on.
For the main course, I ordered the Chicken Milanese which was breaded chicken leg stuffed with mushrooms. The crispy chicken was juicy and the stuffed mushrooms was an interesting addition to the chicken leg.
I also tried the Tilapia Fish & Chips which wasn't that great because it was a little dry. Anyone well-versed in doing fish and chips- what is the best fish to use? My understanding is that haddock / halibut is quite often used, but not sure if the type of fish affects the final product.
For dessert, we had Stollen with ice cream even though Christmas is over!
Food was decent, wait for food was a little long. Service very friendly.