Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis Singapore welcomes new Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti at the helm. With his appointment, he has revamped the a la carte menu to provide diners with an indelible French brasserie-style experience, with the familiar and rich flavours of traditional French cuisine.
Tartare de Boeuf au Couteau 4.5/5
We kick-started the dinner with the Tartare de Boeuf au Couteau ($42). The hand-cut beef is chopped to tender and mixed with cornichons, capers, shallots, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup balsamic and tobasco, for flavours and textures. It also comes with a confit egg yolk on top the tartare and homemade fries at the side.
Salad de Crabe 4.8/5
The Salad de Crabe ($32) is one of the better crab meat salads that I have eaten. It uses succulent and sweet de-shelled Alaskan crab meat tossed in celeriac remoulade, dill and yoghurt dressing. The dots around the plate are paprika mayonnaise which lends a tinge of spice to the crab meat.
Pate en Croute 4.2/5
The Pate en Croute ($34) is a labour of love due to its lengthy preparation process. The terrine comes with a pastry encasing the terrine in it which comprises of pork and foie gras pate flavoured with pistachios, herbs and onion compote.
Escargots de Bourgogne 4/5
The Escargots de Bourgogne ($21) is sourced from France and poached in a court bouillon. They are then baked in garlic butter, allowing the buttery sauce to melt into the meat, elevating the whole enjoyment.
Foie Gras Poele 4/5
A delicacy in French cuisine is the foie gras. At Brasserie Les Saveurs, the Foie Gras Poele ($34) is paired with poached apple and gingerbread coulis. The simplicity of pan-searing the foie gras and showcasing it in its natural form allows the appreciation of its rich, buttery and delicate flavour.
Bisque de Homard 3.8/5
For something comforting, there is the Bisque de Homard ($22). The lobster bisque is creamy, but I felt it lacked the robustness from the crustacean's flavour. The bonus is that you get a whole lobster claw in it.
Noix de Saint Jacques 4.2/5
Moving to the mains, from the sea we have the Noix de Saint Jacques ($52) using scallops from Hokkaido. The beautiful dish with juicy and plump scallops came in a lentil ragout and paired with shimeji mushrooms and green asparagus for textures.
Steak Frites 4.5/5
Not to be missed is the classic Steak Frites ($68). The slab of grilled wagyu ribeye is huge and cooked to tender. Accompanying the beautiful steak is the homemade french frites and bearnaise sauce.
Cassoulet en Cocotte 4.2/5
The Cassoulet en Cocotte ($46) is like a treasure pot. Digging into the pot, not only will you find a whole confit duck leg, there are even pork sausages, pork belly, paimpol beans and carrot. The considerable portion probably is good for two.
Bar en Croute de Sel 4.5/5
For large dining group, diners can look forward to hearty sharing platters such as the Bar en Croute de Sel ($68). The whole sea bass is baked in salt crust to seal the moisture and natural sweetness of the fish. It is served with the tangy beurre blanc sauce to intensifies the flavour of each bite. Do note that this will take at least 30 minutes of preparation time. Be cautious of fish bones if this is shared with children.
Creme Brulee 4.2/5
Ending the dinner on a sweet note, we tried a couple of the desserts. First is the Creme Brulee ($18). The portion is quite huge with a creamy custard base that comes with a layer of crackling caramelised sugar top.
Tatin de Pommes 4.2/5
Another delightful dessert is the Tatin de Pommes ($22). I like the fact that it is not overly sweet with crunchy apple. The apple tarte tartin comes with honey fig ice cream, that brightens up the enjoyment.
Mille-Feuille Traditional Vanille 4.2/5
If I am not wrong, the new a la carte menu by Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti is to bring things back to basic, showcasing the rich and familiar flavours of traditional French cuisine with culinary finesse.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Brasserie Les Saveurs
St Regis Hotel
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 65066860
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Breakfast (Daily): 630am - 1030am
Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 12pm - 2pm
Dinner (Daily): 7pm - 1030pm
Brunch (Sunday): 12pm - 3pm
Afternoon Tea (Monday - Saturday): 3pm - 5pm
Afternoon Tea (Sunday): 4pm - 6pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. St Regis is just beside Tanglin Shopping Centre. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]