Showing posts with label Pate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pate. Show all posts

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Racines @ Sofitel Singapore City Centre - New Semi-dinner Buffet Showcasing Newly Minted Executive Chef Eric Seow's Culinary Creations


Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre has recently introduced a new dining concept to present a weekday semi-buffet dinner. This refreshed dining concept is also Chef Eric Seow's debut as the hotel's newly minted Executive Chef, allowing you to have a taste of his culinary creations. You can enjoy a choice of main course along with a well-considered spread of salads, soups, appetisers, and desserts.

Whole Salmon Confit

Starting from the Starters station, you will find a gorgeous Whole Salmon Confit with caviar, served with crème fraîche, chives, eggs and shallots.

Honey-smoked Duck Breast

Another of my favourite starters is these plump slices of Honey-smoked Duck Breast. The zesty sweet caramelised pineapple and tomato salsa cut through the meat's richness and livened the dish with vibrant flavours.

French Cheese and Charcuterie

Country Pate

Another highlight of this semi-buffet spread is the range of fine French Cheeses and Charcuterie available for selection. Apart from the beautiful cheeses, the housemade Country Pate with cognac, dried fruits and pistachios wrapped in bacon should be on your cheese board. It's perfect with a glass of wine or rose if you are in for more indulgence.



Assorted Sushi and Sashimi are also available, beautifully arranged in Japanese-style boxes. Replacing the regular tuna sashimi with Tataki Tuna definitely sets itself apart from the usual buffet sashimi fare.

Chilled Seafood

There is also a small but well-curated seafood station.

Arborio Risotto 3.8/5

The Main courses feature a balance of western and Asian delights that showcase Chef Eric's strength in both cooking styles. If you wish to skip the meats, the lusciously creamy Arborio Risotto is toothsome with a chewy texture put together by short-grained rice and sauteed morel mushrooms. It comes with a finishing shaving of truffle to excite your senses.

Wagyu Flank Steak 4/5

Wagyu Flank Steak wows not just with its rich beefy flavour and tenderness, but I also appreciate how Chef Eric has given it a touch of Asian flair by giving it an umami dashi soy glaze.

Sambal Seafood Rice 4/5

Under the Asian selection, the humble sweet, and spicy Sambal Seafood Rice shines with a morish citrusy sambal paste that complements the fresh seafood and turmeric rice.



The buffet offers one of the best dessert selections. From mini caneles, rum babas, and chocolate tarts to dainty Fraisier Cake, a vanilla mascarpone with strawberries, sable breton and mixed berry sauce, they are each exquisitely made by the pastry chef. Also available are Belgian Waffles served a la minute with chantilly cream and berry compote from the live station.


Semi-Buffet Dinner at Racines is available Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 10pm.
- $88++ per adult
- $44++ per child (6 to 11 years old)

For dining reservations, please visit For enquiries, please call +65 6428 5000 or email

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Sofitel City Centre
9 Wallich Street
5th floor
Singapore 078885
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Racines @ Sofitel City Centre - Bask In The Joy Of Christmas And Celebrate Art de Noel At Sofitel City Centre


Sofitel Singapore City Centre celebrates Art de Noel this holiday season with a glistening ensemble of festive culinary delights and a magical dining experience. Diners can feast in style at Racines for its Christmas Joy A La Carte Semi-Buffet, available for dinner on Christmas Eve, 24 December and brunch on Christmas Day, 25 December. Diners can look forward to a variety of French and Asian highlights, specially curated for the season by Racines' brigade of Chefs and served individually as small plates specials.



We started our Christmas feast at Racines with some complimentary bread paired with Truffle Butter and Kaya spread.

Truffle Chicken Liver Pate 4.2/5

I love pate, and what's more fitting to start the dinner with the Truffle Chicken Liver Pate with Morel Mushrooms and Melba Toast. I enjoyed the chicken liver pate so much that I finished the whole bottle with the rest of the complimentary bread.

Baked Oyster Rockefeller 4/5

Next, we have the Baked Oyster Rockefeller with sauteed spinach and tarragon sabayon, whetting up the appetite.

Roasted Chestnut Veloute 4.2/5

I enjoyed the Roasted Chestnut Veloute. It is something different from the usual lobster bisque or mushroom soup.  It even comes with a spinach cheese ravioli and bacon creme in it.

Carpaccio Hokkaido Scallops 4.5/5

The surprise for the night has to be the Carpaccio Hokkaido Scallops served in a hot kombu broth, with baby vegetables, ikura and bonito. It is my first time having raw scallop done this way. I enjoyed how the kombu broth brightens the sweetness of the scallops.

Beef Pithivier 4.5/5

For our mains, we had the Beef Pithivier. The beautiful char-grilled beef tenderloin paired with mushroom paste is wrapped in a flaky puff pastry. It is tender and juicy, dressed in its natural jus to enjoy its lovely natural beefy flavour.

Roasted Whole Duck with Chestnut Stuffing 4.8/5


A medley of sweet and savoury goodies is available for takeaway to spread warmth and joy at your Christmas celebrations. I understand some people are not a fan of turkey. If you are not a fan, I will highly recommend the Roasted Whole Duck with Chestnut Stuffing. I enjoyed the duck so much that I had a second helping. I'm not sure whether it is the roasting technique; the duck has an enjoyable succulence unlike any I have eaten so far. It is available for takeaway. To order, visit our e-shop at


Wrapping up our dinner at Racines, we have a selection of desserts to ring in the festive seasons on a sweet note.

Christmas Eve À la Carte Semi-Buffet Dinner
Friday, 24th December 2021
5:30pm - 10:00pm
$138++ per adult*, $68++ per child

Christmas À la Carte Semi-Buffet Brunch
Saturday, 25th December 2021
12:00pm - 3:30pm $138++ per adult*, $68++ per child**
**6 - 11 years old, children aged 5 years old and below dine free

Early-bird Promotions
Accor Plus – Early Bird 20% savings for reservations placed before 15 December 2021
Selected Credit Cards - Early Bird 10% Savings for reservations placed before 15 December 2021

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Sofitel City Centre
9 Wallich Street
5th floor
Singapore 078885
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]