Saturday, May 6, 2023

La Dame de Pic @ Raffles Singapore - Enliven The Tastebuds With Masterfully Crafted Creations Capturing The Emotions Of Spring In Multi-Course Dining Experience


La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore showcases the best of Spring's produce in its latest menu, celebrating the season's finest offerings. The Spring menu features a range of vibrant and delicate flavours, with new and refreshed signature dishes that perfectly capture the season's essence. In addition, guests can enjoy the taste of Spring's quintessential produce, including green and white asparagus, which adds to the overall bloom of the season.





The exquisite spring menu draws on Chef's creativity. It is presented as a 4-course menu Exploration (S$188++ per guest) during lunch on Fridays, as well as a 6-course menu Experience (S$248++ per guest) and 7-course menu Elegance (S$348++ per guest) for both lunch and dinner. Of the four amuse bouche, my favourite is the minimum tart topped with bafun uni.

Green Asparagus 4/5

As asparagus is in season, we also had the Green Asparagus for amuse bouche. I understand the asparagus was marinated overnight with sea salt to gently "cook" it while retaining its raw and tender texture. The seasonal ingredient is enhanced with ginger, wasabi's spiciness, and rocket and matcha's bitterness.

Kuruma Tiger Prawn 4.2/5


Next is the Kuruma Tiger Prawn resting on a bed of smoked burrata and topped with oscietra caviar. If I am not wrong, it is paired with a light and refreshing tomato broth that brightens the taste profile. It even comes with deep-fried prawn head, which can be eaten like a snack.

Les Berlingots 4.2/5

A iconic dish at La Dame de Pic is the Berlingots which is given its own local twist. The green-coloured triangle shaped pasta parcels are filled with pea puree, elevated with a sake and pepper leaf beurre blanc and roasted pistachios.

Langoustine 4.2/5

The Langoustine is presented at the dining table in a custom-made trolley and enhanced with freshly-grated cedrat. I have never seen such a huge aromatic French citrus fruit. A light tempura-like coating around the langoustine gives it a delightful textural contrast, accompanied by a moreish bite of romaine lettuce and nori.

A4 Wagyu Tenderloin 4.5/5

The A4 Wagyu Tenderloin is cooked using a time-honoured technique known as 'a la ficelle' giving it a beautiful tender texture. What I found interesting was using a clear consomme-like sauce for the beef instead of the usual rich brown-based sauce. It is a good pairing, allowing the beef's flavour to shine more.

Pre-Dessert Yogurt Espuma with Blood Orange and Pistachio 4.2/5


Brillat-Savarin 4.2/5

We had the Yogurt Espuma with Blood Orange and Pistachio for pre-dessert before moving to the Brillat-Savarin for dessert. It is like a cheese course served as a dessert with a brioche. It is served with jackfruit and orange blossom. However, the jackfruit brings a tad of bitterness to the finish, which I didn't enjoy.

Chocolate Mint Mousse

The Chocolate Mint Mousse was not only pretty in presentation but beautiful in taste too. On the plate, you can find different components, such as coconut panna cotta and sorbet. I am not much of a dessert person, but I cleaned the plate. It just showed how good it is.


Petit Four

Last but not least, we ended the Spring menu with the Petit Four for a wonderful meal.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

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

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

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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