The Place My last visit to Brasserie Les Saveurs was during my stay at The St. Regis Singapore and I revisited the French restaurant recently after learning that the menu has been completely revamped. Located at the lobby level, the restaurant still looks very grand after all these years and one huge element is definitely the extremely high floor to ceiling window panes.
The Food As one of the most prominent restaurant of the property, Brasserie Les Saveurs welcomes its new Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti and the menu has an increased focus on the seasonality as well as sustainability of ingredients, where most ingredients are locally sourced where possible.
The meal started with a series of cold and hot starters. First up was the Pâté en Croûte (S$34), a mix of foie gras and pork terrine within a pastry along with pistachios, herbs and onion compote.
The Salade de Crabe (S$32) is perfect for crab lovers who do not like to get their hands dirty. It is a generous portion of fresh Alaskan king crab where the crab meat is sweet, accompanied by remoulade, dill, yoghurt dressing and paprika mayonnaise.
My favourite cold starter of the lot is the Tartare de Bœuf au Couteau (S$42) where the beef tartare is topped with confit egg yolk and served with Homemade French Fries. The beef tartare is very flavourful, a delicious combination of Hand-cut Beef, Cornichons, Capers, Shallots, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Balsamic and Tobasco.
On to the hot starters, the Escargots de Bourgogne (S$21) is sourced from dedicated farms in the Burgundy region of France where the snails are baked in a spread of garlic butter, parsley and bread crumbs. The flavour is rich and buttery here.
I love a good foie gras dish, and the Foie Gras Poêlé (S$S34) here doesn’t disappoint. You get a rich and well pan-seared Foie Gras served along with Poached Apple and Gingerbread Coulis.
For mains, there is a good variety on the menu and I opted for the a classic French mains which can’t go very wrong, Steak Frites (S$68). It comes with a generous portion and I estimate it to be at least 250g. My medium-rare wagyu beef is succulent and very flavourful along with the Béarnaise Sauce.
For something lighter, go for the Noix de Saint Jacque (S$52) which is essentially Hokkaido Scallops with Lentil Ragoût, Shimeji Mushrooms and Green Asparagus. You get fresh and well-grilled scallops here, where the flavour is not compromised even though it seems like a healthy option.
For sharing plate, I had the Bar en Croûte de Sel (S$68), minimum preparation time of 30 minutes), where a whole sea bass is baked in a salt crust to seal in the moisture and natural sweetness of the fish. Have the fish along with the sinful white butter sauce.
Desserts wise, I love the Mille-Feuille Traditionnel Vanille (S$18), where the vanilla cream is delicious with the crispy pastry.
If you are craving for something more intense, the Moelleux au Chocolat (S$24) is rich with its dark chocolate, paired along with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
Rants Be prepared to splurge here.
Will I Return Again? I have always like the dining ambience at Brasserie Les Saveurs and the new dishes during my recent visit did not disappoint. Save this restaurant to impress your date, or simply for a good catch up with friends and family over a good meal.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Brasserie Les Saveurs
St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Level
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6860
Daily: 12pm to 2:30pm; 7pm to 10:30pm
Tel: +65 6506 6860
Ranted by The Ranter