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Brasserie Les Saveurs @ St Regis‏

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on May 12, 2012 at 23:38

Dinner with the folks is one of the times where we really have time to catch up and connect with each other. These are times that I have grown to enjoy as I mature. I used to have 101 reasons to excuse myself from such dinners haha.

An amuse-bouche of chilled tomato soup and our basket of freshly baked breads.

For starters dad and I had Foie Gras Terrine with roasted figs and balsamic vinegar.

Mom had the Salade aux Endives, Moutarde a l accienne. Chicory salad, roasted walnut, lardons, emmental and blue cheese and mustard dressing. I’m not a salad person so I didn’t try it but mom loved everything but the taste of the blue cheese.

My aunt had the Soupe de Tomates Roties Epicee. Spicy roasted tomato soup, olives and tomato tartar with basil. Love the way the soup is presented in an empty bowl and poured infront of us …

Dad and I had the Filet de Boeuf translated as Roasted beef tenderloin, polenta sticks, sucrine salad, tomatoes and olives, red wine jus. It was served medium rare and we enjoyed the tender beef.

Mom and aunt were the fish people and so they settled on the Vivaveau en Piperade or simply put Oven-baked red snapper, confit of capsicum, parma ham and herb coulis

Time for desserts, my fav time of the meal if you could have guessed by now, dad and I had the Chocolat, Trio of chocolate mousse with coffee ice-cream pepper anglaise sauce

Mom and aunt had the Pomme verte(deconstructed apple pie), Slow-baked apple, calvados custard cream and green apple sorbet

Some yummy petits fours to end the dinner on the high …


The Prime Society

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on May 7, 2012 at 10:08

I think the last time I had dinner at The Prime Society was in 2007 and it was restaurant week Singapore that has bought me back to this place after 5 long years.

Met a friend for lunch and we decided that the additional 8 dollars top up required for the wagyu minute steak was what we wanted.

We had a wagyu beef Carpaccio as an entree and it was nothing spectacular. There was a tinge of truffle oil but we both feel that it would have tasted better if they had been a little more generous with the truffle oil.

It was surprising to not have the service staff ask for the doneness of our steaks but thankfully they came to us cooked just the way we liked it. The steaks were medium rare and came with a side of handcut chips. They will not beat Mortons but they were definitely good value for the price that we paid.

Desserts came to be a mixed bag of good and bad. We had the chocolate orange cake which was so bad we left more than half of it untouched. The Panna cotta fare much better, we loved the lychee and passion fruit salsa that was spooned over the dessert.

The Moluccas Room

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on May 1, 2012 at 11:53

It is rather difficult for me to define the type of cuisine that is served by the Moluccas Room. Should it be classified as Indonesian food that has been given the touch of class or should it be considered to be more of a modern indonesian cuisine with an aussie twist.

We had a starter of chicken and angus beef sate and gado gado. The chicken sate was tender and had been well marinated and came with a spicy peanuty dip. The angus beef sate was cooked perfectly to nice medium rare and had come with a chili soy dip that added yet another dimension to the traditional dish.

The gado gado was presented more like a western salad and traditionalists might not like it but we enjoyed it all the same. The only gripe we had was that it could have came with a more generous serving of peanut sauce!

We had the rendang beef angus and the sambal prawns for mains. The rendang beef angus was presented more like a steak than traditional rendang but we did enjoy the tender beef steak with the rendang sauce. The sambal prawns were good but the only thing that could have made them better would be slightly fresher shrimps but I guess you can’t have everything in life.

We ended the meal with homemade ice-cream.

The meal was kind of pricey for the type of food that was served but I heard from my friend that they do serve some pretty decent rice sets for lunch so we might still return to check that out.