Poulét, Singapore’s popular French casual dining restaurant, launches a new menu

Poulet Diane ($17.90)

Poulét, best known for its succulent and juicy roasted chicken, has refashioned the entire French dining scene in Singapore since its opening last year, making French cuisine more accessible and affordable to the mass. (Read about my first dining experience here: https://melicacy.com/?p=4537)

In celebration of its second anniversary, Poulét launches new exciting dishes to add to perennial favourites in its revamped menu. Also, previous promotional items that were overwhelmingly popular – such as the Truffle Mashed Potato and Peach Clafoutis – are now permanent fixtures in the menu. Continue reading

The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis Singapore (3pm to 5pm daily)

Almost nothing beats a relaxing afternoon with a perfect blend of tea paired with the most delectable bites away from the hype and buzz of paper work. The St. Regis Singapore offers a harmonious tea experience and a spread of sweet delights at The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea held by Brasserie Les Saveurs. The Wellness Group (TWG) tea connoisseur has specially arranged an exclusive selection of teas that will pair perfectly with the epicurean spread for our indulgence.

On top of the afternoon tea buffet spread, guests will be served savoury pastries and enticing desserts set on a quintessential three-tiered silver stand, which are changed frequently based on chef’s creations of the day. Continue reading

Bar-Roque Grill counts down to Bastille Day with celebrations from 1 to 14 July 2014

Bar-Roque Grill celebrates its first year anniversary with 13 days of classic French dishes from 1 July 2014, leading up to French’s National Day, Bastille Day, giving lovers of French cuisine more reason to indulge in a flamboyant feast revolving around the best of France in this cosy yet sophisticated enclave.

Charcuterie board ($38/$62) – pork rillette, foie gras, chicken & sunchoke terrine, pork knuckle terrine, white kurobuta smoked ham, duck prosciutto, salami, country duck pate and rabbit rillette

The celebratory menu features classic Northern and Southern French dishes not commonly found in Singapore, such as Escargot Fricassee, Provencal appetiser Pistou Soup, Veal Cordon Bleu, classic steak dish Tournedos Rossini, slow-cooked casserole Cassoulet, hearty Braised Lamb Shank Provencal and more. Throughout the celebrations, a variety of five to seven types of French cheeses will also be available, as well as Burgundy and Champagne wine promotions (from 1 to 6 July) and wines from the South of France (from 7 to 14 July).

Classic Tarte Flambee ($14/$22)

Dining at Bar-Roque Grill transports one to the dazzling Baroque period of 17th century Europe. Alsace-born Chef Stephane Istel who helms the kitchen draws deep from traditional roots, with dishes classic yet powerfully responsive to modern times.

The Classic Tarte Flambée carries familiar features one would associate with pizza –crust and toppings. Unlike pizza, the crust of this tart flambée is light, crispy and cracker-thin. Topped with bacon, onions and of course lovingly melted cheese to bind everything together.

Bouillabaisse ($42)

The Bouillabaisse arrives in three separate components: saffron broth, croutons with rouille, and of course the focal point, grilled seafood accented with fresh dill, perked up with grilled red peppers, and laced caramelised onion that elevates this dish to a whole new level. Continue reading

Seasonal Spring Creations at Brasserie Les Saveurs of St. Regis Singapore

As we are approaching the closure of the Seasonal Spring Menu at Brasserie Les Saveurs of St. Regis Singapore, here’s a recap and highlights of what you’ve missed or would be missing if you don’t act fast.

Available till mid June 2014, the seasonal creations are thoughtfully handcrafted by French native, Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Passicos. For a prolonged evening, skim through the a la carte menu and go for the 7-course degustation dinner experience ($168++ per person or $228++ with wine pairing).

Light Morel Veloute and Foie Gras Custard served with Herb Brioche Toast and Morel Dumpling
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The Cliff at The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa plays host to a different Michelin-starred chef each month: Chef Pascal Aussignac from 14 to 18 May 2014

Each month, a different Michelin-starred Chef will be showcasing their culinary finesse at award-winning restaurant The Cliff, nestled within the lush, tranquil premises of The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa.

Enter the restaurant through a narrow resplendent walkway bordered by a cascading wall-mounted water feature and glass panels, to find a spacious alfresco haven spotlighting a theatrical show kitchen.

Perched on a cliff overlooking lush foliage and the sea, the view is no short of spectacular.

This May, Chef Pascal Aussignac of award-winning French restaurant Club Gascon in London, brings his French and British influences to our sunny island with a menu that showcases his signature culinary techniques. He will be presenting a 6-course degustation menu from 14 to 17 May at The Cliff, and lead the Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Terrace on 18 May. Continue reading

JAAN at Swissotel The Stamford presents Seasonal Harvests of Autumn/Winter from now till end of March 2014

From January till March 2014, JAAN at Swissotel The Stamford brings forth a new seasonal menu that features the nostalgic flavours of autumn and winter.

Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer’s artisanal menu is inspired by the bounty of fruits and vegetables harvested back in his hometown of Cantal, France, during the cold European seasons.

I speak of my dining experience at JAAN with exuberance and fervour. The dining experience embodies unparalleled splendour in all aspects; starting right from the moment you enter the premises.

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(Christmas Feature 2013) St. Regis Singapore

If you’ve been contemplating on that one special occasion to splurge on an extravagant meal, this festive season is most befitting to. Pamper yourselves at one of the world’s finest hotels, St. Regis Singapore, as they bring you a series of celebratory menus at three restaurants –Brasserie Les Saveurs for refined French cuisine, LaBrezza for hearty Italian, and Yan Ting for classic Cantonese innovations.

To enjoy the company of your loved ones, friends or colleagues, the John Jacob Ballroom is the perfect venue for a lavish year-end party. Guests can choose between two thematic settings: of exquisite silvery elegance or luscious red grandeur.

For more information, contact St. Regis Singapore’s Events Specialists at or visit www.stregissingapore.com/meetings-events.

Festive menus include extravagant buffet spreads and distinctive set menus, priced from $108++ per person.

Here’s a sneak peek of what St. Regis Singapore is offering this jolly season.

Amuse Bouche – Poached Egg with Shaved Black Truffles (LaBrezza)

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(Christmas Feature 2013) Degustation Festive Dinner Menus at French Brasserie Clifford, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Festive dining is special in many ways –one of which is the joys of spending quality time with loved ones.

Ambience plays an important role in our dining choices. If you’re looking to recline in pure luxury, and enjoy the charming views by the window, French Brassier Clifford at Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is where you can consider.

Celebrations at French Brasserie Clifford, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore begin from 27 November 2013.

Foie Gras two ways – Terrine on Brioches, Pan Seared Coffee Dust (available in Festive 4-Course Degustation Dinner from 27 November to 23 December, and 26 to 30 December 2013)

From 27 November to 23 December 2013, a four-course degustation festive dinner menu is available at $95++ per person.

Vin Blanch Poached Turbot with Grenble’s Sauce of Lemon Caper and Crisp Croutons (available in Festive 4-Course Degustation Dinner from 27 November to 23 December, and 26 to 30 December 2013)

Courses include the Foie Gras Terrine on Brioche, Vin Blanch Poached Turbot with Grenoble’s Sauce of Lemon Caper and Crisp Croutons or Traditional Season Carved Turkey with Stuffing, Chestnut, Brussels Sprouts, Braised Cabbage and Giblet Gravy, and Mont Blanc –Chestnut Cream Snow Meringue with Caramelised Chestnut. Couples enjoying the festive dinner menu may choose to pair their dinner with a bottle of champagne at $268++ per couple. Continue reading

Brasserie Les Saveurs presents contemporary French indulgences crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Antoine Bonnet

Brasserie Les Saveurs, the signature restaurant of The St. Regis Singapore, announces a new culinary experience with its latest a la carte menu featuring brasserie-style contemporary French indulgences specially crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Antoine Bonnet.

Before I begin raving about the gastronomic experience, the opulent surroundings and luxurious settings at Brasserie Les Saveurs is simply enchanting. The alluring live singing and melodious tunes from the grand piano further adds to the mood of elegance.

Amuse Bouche

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STREET 50, Bay Hotel Singapore’s global flavours restaurant

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar at Bay Hotel Singapore presents a global spectrum of flavours – from Italian, French and American to Vietnamese, Indonesian and local – with its own unique twists.

The menu caters to diverse palates of both consumers in Singapore and visitors from across the world, ranging from meats and seafood, Asian selections, gourmet bites to pastas and pizzas. With so many good possible choices, you will have a hard time making a decision on what to order.

Salmon Cutlet

Chef Ricky who helms the kitchen is classically trained in French cuisine, but has also tremendous experience churning out Asian cuisine.

Starters start at $8, pastas range from $12 to $18, mains range from $18 to $22 and Asian selections range from $12 to $24. Continue reading

Au Chocolat at Marina Bay Sands

Au Chocolat is a made-in-Singapore French-inspired playground for chocolates, confections and savoury treats, located at the prestigious Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Why I call it a playground: It takes you on an enchanting romp; you swing by the candy shop (the confectionary) to gaze at dainty indulgences, almost feeling the need to tug on mum’s dress and beg her for one; ‘I scream for ice cream’, the ice cream booth dispenses a quintessential treat to appease the wailing kids; omnipresent at every theme park, the ‘toyshop’ is where the young and old can do some retail therapy or shop for souvenirs; and lastly, hop over to the whimsically decorated bistro dining area with your famished stomachs to nourish your bodies after a day of play.

At Au Chocolate Bistro, Head Chef Elvin Chew showcases his flair for incorporating chocolate into savoury dishes, succeeding without facing unwelcome backlash. He made kids’ dreams – of consuming chocolate during mealtime – possible, what conventional parents of Stone Age would not have approved of.

The Au Chocolat Bistro offers all day dining with a wide variety of flavours.

Au Chocolat Fudge Freeze ($12)

Rice and creamy chocolate fudge topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

The Au Chocolat Fudge Freeze was pure bliss, and I was so reluctant to share. But, imagine how much more calories I’d be consuming if I didn’t!

Modern Nicoise ($20)

Fresh picked salad with French beans, roasted potato pieces, feta cheese and sundried tomatoes topped with seared tuna

The menu consists of soups, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, meats and more. But, if your palate dares step out of the box, sample what Au Chocolat focuses on –chocolate.

If you think the integration of chocolate and salad totally defeats the purpose of ‘consuming salad to maintain a slim waistline’, don’t be too quick to judge! The dark chocolate balsamic vinaigrette contains no more calories and fat than your usual salad dressing. Furthermore, cocoa has health benefits to boot, such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. As opposed to what I was envisaging, the dressing is deficit of sweetness; it is slightly tangy and subtly bitter.

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Poulét’s Second Outlet at Great World City sees the launch of a new Signature dish

The ever-expanding Thai Express Group has got a large chain of restaurants under its belt. Poulét, its newest concept, has received innumerable positive feedback from returning patrons. Their second outlet, at Great World City, will not be their last.

The snaking queues at Bugis+’s outlet, especially on weekends, can be a tad overwhelming. I’ve had friends who waited more than 3 hours before they could get a table. The upcoming outlets would definitely be advantageous in dispersing the crowd.

Read about my previous dining experience at Poulét (Bugis+) here: https://melicacy.com/?p=4537

Along with the opening of Great World City outlet, Poulét has also launched a new Signature dish –a twist to the brand’s highly raved ‘Amazing French Roast Chicken’ (Poulét Roti).

Poulét de Cranberry ($17.80 for half, $30.80 for whole)

Cranberry Sauce, Double Pommery & Dijon Mustard

Pleasing the palate with both fruity and savoury notes, this new signature came just in time for the jolly festive season!
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‘Parisian Night’ at Taratata Bistrot

Skirting the fringe of Chinatown, Keong Saik Road is home to a row of well-preserved shopshouses evolved during the British-colonial era –one of which houses Taratata Bistrot.

Taratata Bistrot is a French restaurant that prides itself for its unpretentious, quality French fare with regional focus –presented in their idiosyncratic style.

Working in pair are French bistrotiers, Bertrand Raguin and Philippe Nouzillat, chefs and co-owners of Taratata Bistrot.
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