Babette – Restaurant & Bar beckons to lovers of good food and libations, to lovers, friends, families and colleagues. Jazzing up the Jalan Besar locale, the 64-seater Babette nestled within the new 4-star Parc Sovereign Hotel is hip with its urban industrial swank, but not just a novelty –it’s committed to serving unpretentious food that do justice to the ingredients involved.
Confit Salmon & Soba ($17)
It was such a joy conversing with owner (also a Radio DJ who does a Sunday morning (11am) show with Mediacorp’s 987FM) who speaks of food with so much zeal and knowledge. The name “Babette” was inspired by the 1980s Danish film titled “Babette’s Feast” a charming film about how a good meal can right wrongs, and how a good chef can transform a dinner into a love affair. The metaphors in the film about food, love and relationship, and how a good meal can transcend language and culture, has inspired him and with Babette – Restaurant and Bar, he aims to bring a simple, honest and unpretentious dining experience to diners.
House-baked Banana Bread with Ice Cream (Dessert of the Day)
The menu draws inspiration from familiar flavours in comfort dishes, but often with an inventive ‘Babette twist’. Main dishes at Babette marry French techniques with Japanese ingredients. Finicky gourmands will be pleased to know that a range of sauces are made in-house daily by strict standards. Continue reading