The Brasserie Les Saveurs is one of the most impressive dining places you can bring your date to in Singapore. Located within the elegant St. Regis Singapore, the restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine set in opulence and timeless sophistication.
Having been to Brasserie Les Saveurs on different occasions, the restaurant is truly a lot more romantic in the evening. In the day, the whole restaurant benefits from the natural lighting from the tall glass window - if you're lucky enough to come by in the afternoon, be sure to try the Afternoon Tea!
If you are planning to celebrate a special occasion like a wedding anniversary, romantic birthday dinner or even to pop the question for marriage, be sure to ask for one of these private rooms.
The Brasserie Les Saveurs has gotten a new Chef de Cuisine, Thomas Cruise, who will present an all new contemporary French menu that will feature his interpretations of French gastronomy through a range of a la carte and degustation selections.
The dinner started with an amuse-bouche which features a tomato soup of some sort - it was light (although slightly briny-tasting) and visually-appealing but it did not leave a strong impression on me taste-wise.
The dinner officially started with the ultimate indulgence - a Duck Foie Gras (S$28++) as photographed in front and the Poached Boston Lobster and Langoustines (S$32++) as photographed in the back. Firstly, it is important to note that all the portions here are tasting portions and the aforementioned dishes are two separate dishes. The duck foie gras went really well with the buttered brioche - the only thing I would like is more brioche to go with the beautiful buttery texture. On the other hand, I absolutely loved the langoustine roulade that is wrapped with mango and paired with shaved daikon (translates directly into "big root" but it is a type of radish) and salmon roe. The sweetness of the langoustine was further augmented by the use of a tropical mango which truly helped to bring out the taste.
The Lobster Bisque (S$28++) is a stunning dish that comes with fresh crab and dill as well as thyme-scented croutons. I really love the intense broth of the lobster bisque that is creamy and smooth. The serving of fresh crab meat is generous and it somehow reminds me of those delicious crab cakes that i love at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The dill however was a little too strong and acidic for my liking personally - perhaps serving it separately would be better!
The Truffle Ravioli (S$34++) to me, was the star of the night. That mushroom cream sauce paired perfectly with the deliciously fragrant truffle-infused ricotta cheese ravioli with asparagus. It's not a complicated dish (taste-wise) but it was highly satisfying to eat and definitely one that I will go back for. I highly recommend this dish so long you are able to stomach the taste of truffle - I know some people who can't!
The Butter-Sealed Dover Sole Fillet (S$63++) is one of Brasserie Les Saveurs signature dishes. The sole is a fish commonly used in European cuisine - mild, buttery and easy to handle. The dish was served with seared potatoes, fresh lemon, parsley, capers as well as brown butter (you may choose to drown your fillet in this). I found the fillet to be slightly overdone and therefore it didn't stand out to me at all - I'd very much prefer to get the Truffle Ravioli for almost half the price.
If you are a lamb lover, you won't go wrong with the Grilled Milk-Fed Lamb Cutlets (S$46++) which is served with a bell pepper ragout, polenta galette, roasted garlic and a Provençal olive sauce. The lamb is tender, slightly pink and not at all over-done. The flavours were also well-balanced and if you do not generally like lamb because of the game-y smell, you might just fall in love with this one.
For a sweet finish to Chef Thomas Cruise's specially curated menu, we tried the Chocolat "Millefeuille" (S$17++) that is constructed (or rather, deconstructed) with Amedei 70% chocolate moelleux, milk chocolate peanut cremeux, salted caramel sauce and chocolate tuile.