Friday, October 22, 2021

La Dame de Pic @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - New Autumn Menu By Newly Appointed Chef de Cuisine Francesco Di Marzio

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I am back at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Hotel, for their new seasonal menu this Autumn, specially curated by the newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Francesco Di Marzio. The new Autumn menu comes in 6-course Experience Menu ($248++ per pax) and 7-course Elegance Menu ($338++ per pax).

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Our dinner started with a couple of Amuse Bouche. Bite in the sphere-shaped amuse bouche and get a burst of flavours from the cherry and sake liquid combination inside, waking up the senses. Next, is the delightful brioche ball stuffed with crab meats inside.

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Moving on, a duo of crispy delights comes in the shape of a lotus root reminds me of the Indian murukku, while the other comes in a kueh pie tee shell stuffed with sweet shrimp. Completing the amuse bouche is a fruity and fresh combination of melon ball, dollop burrata, caviar and melon broth.

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Scallop from Hokkaido 4.5/5

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We started our meal with the Scallop from Hokkaido. The sweet and thinly sliced scallop carpaccio is glazed with mikan, Tsukudani and Pike-perch roe. It is finished with mint and marigold lactic vinaigrette.

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Berlingots 4.2/5

An iconic dish in every Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant is the Berlingots. The flavour of the pasta parcel changes with seasons. The pasta parcels are filled with French cheese fondue for the Autumn menu, served with refreshing yet subtle leek dashi infused with green cardamom and matcha.

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The Blue Lobster from Brittany 5/5

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The dish that I enjoyed most on the new menu is The Blue Lobster from Brittany. The lobster is cooked over coals giving it a pleasant smokey aroma and retaining a sashimi-like texture. It is served with sushi rice with sencha leaves and yuzu, elevated by the rich and robust crustacean bisque with genmaicha and Madras curry. That is not all. It even comes with a side of thin cracker sandwiched with lobster meat.

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The Pigeon from Bresse 4.5/5

For the mains, we have The Pigeon from Bresse smoked and marinated with gallium odorant and sobacha, paired with Chartreuse and fennel dauphine. The bird has been cooked to tender with light seasoning, allowing the beautiful flavour to shine through the smoky aroma.

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Organic Welsh Lamb 4.5/5

The other main we tried is the Organic Welsh Lamb marinated with fig and Sakura leaves. It comes in three different cuts, and the tender and juicy red meat are paired with lamb jus. Noteworthy is the fig and coffee condiment that helps to balance the richness.

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Picodon Cheese with Kalamata Olives 4.2/5

For the cheese course, we had the Picodon Cheese with Kalamata Olives. I love how the layer of kalamata olives complement the milky goat cheese.


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French Conference Pear and White Tea

Moving on to the dessert, we had the French Conference Pear with White Tea. Inside the dome is chestnut flower honey mousse, surrounded by the sweet French Conference pear. It also comes with Nashi Tatin and Silver Needle White Tea Ice Cream at the side.

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White Mille-feuille 4.5/5

Another renowned signature at La Dame de Pic is the White Mille-feuille. The luxurious yet delicate sweet delights comprised rose light cream, hibiscus jelly and spiked with Tasmanian pepper emulsion. Cutting into the cube reveals the layer of crispy pastry for that textural enjoyment.

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Petite Four

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Wrapping up the wonderful lunch at La Dame de Pic is the customary Petite Fours. Overall, I have enjoyed the new menu put together by the new chef. However, I always wonder why it has not gotten its Michelin Star? Another thing I notice is the restaurant has increased its price yet again. My advice is to visit it before it eventually gets its Michelin Star. The price may even be much higher.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


La Dame de Pic
Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 63371886
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Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line), Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Lunch (Wed to Sat): 12pm - 145pm
Dinner (Tue-Sat): 630pm - 845pm
(Closed on Sun and Mon)

Direction:
1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk to the junction of Beach Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time is about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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