Food Review: La Savoir At Scotts Square | French-Local Contemporary Cafe In Orchard

The Place Located at Scotts Square in Orchard Road, I checked out La Savoir, a new French-local contemporary café restaurant which took over the space of The Coffee Academics on level two of the mall. The space of La Savoir is contemporary and perhaps the most striking element is the use of Hermès tableware and wallpaper which adds to the elegance of the interior instead of coming across as yet another café.

There are a couple of dining zones within the spacious restaurant, including a private room corner located by the window which is lovely in the day. 

The Food The menu showcases the crossover of French and local cuisine, with signatures like the signature Butter Board, Angus Beef Tartare and Tomato-Burrata Soup served on Hermès tableware. 

I started with some bites from the menu such as the Foie Gras Slider (S$16), a single mini burger served with beef patty, pan seared foie gras, onion jam, pickled cucumber and siracha mayo; and the Angus Beef Tartare (S$28).  

The beef tartare is quite interesting in the sense that the 100 days aged Angus tenderloin sits on a crispy dough fitter. It is also made more luxe with the addition of kaviari caviar and shaved parmesan.  

For sharing dishes, the Truffle Kombu Fries (S$16) with grated black truffle, shio kombu and parmesan cheese is a café staple. Nothing too life changing here, just a sinful dish served with truffle aioli sauce. 

For something seemingly healthier, there is the Wild Sprouts Salad (S$18) which features charred brussel sprouts and mushroom tossed with yuzu aioli, guava pickles, bonito flakes and tobiko. 

For mains, I tried the Smoked Duck Pasta (S$32) where you get linguine pasta tossed in yuzu cream and leek bacon ragout. The pasta is very creamy and is topped with charred smoked duck and bits of oranges, so it could get a little cloying after a few mouthfuls. 

For meat, I had the Wagyu Flank Steak (S$52) which uses Sanchoku wagyu flank mb 6-7, served with truffle mash, charred broccolini with mustard caviar, and served with jus de boeuf. I usually prefer my steak to be grilled, and this was sous-vide so you would not get that nice grilled texture. It is also only available in medium or medium-well since it is sous-vide. 

For desserts, expect the likes of Strawberry & Basil (S$16) with house made maple granola, yogurt mousse, strawberries, basil crush and lychee goji sorbet; or the Dark Choco Creme Brûlée (S$17) which uses Callebaut dark chocolate 70%, raspberries, pistachio crumbs and mixed berry sorbet. I am not a big fan of desserts 

Rants There is much potential for La Savoir and I do wish that there are more stand out dishes on the menu, else it would risk coming across as yet another cafe in town.

Will I Return Again? The dishes at La Savoir are straight forward and nothing much to shout about, though the lovely space makes it a nice cosy spot for a casual meal in Orchard Road. 

This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.

Make your reservations instantly at La Savoir here.

TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 
Overall Experience: 

La Savoir 
#02-01 Scotts Square 
6 Scotts Road 
Singapore 228209 
Tel: +65 9377 7788 

Opening Hours 
Monday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm 

Ranted by The Ranter 

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