Traditional, honest French food reimagined is the boast of this warm and intimate, Michelin-starred restaurant owned by Singaporean restaurateur Yenn Wong and acclaimed chef Julien Royer (ex Odette in Singapore), which opened in the summer of 2019. Dishes are the product of high quality ingredients, for sure, but everything is cautiously inventive, thoroughly thought-through and laden with flavour. Royer takes inspiration from dishes he remembers from his childhood: food that is warm hearted and eager to please.
The downstairs bar is perfect for simpler all-day dining – think simple but tasty dishes, charcuteries, artisan cheeses and French pastries. Upstairs steps up the refinement several notches in a pretty colonial-style room flooded with daytlight, a terrace and nice views of the trees lining the property.
Signature dishes include Cassia cinnamon-roasted langoustine, morrels and snow peas with a crustacean bisque or or a dish of green pepper, corn, glazed white asparagus from Gard, smoked mousseline and a parmesan and tarragon sabayon. The kitchen is also strong when it comes to meat: French "Rossini" beef tenderloin, artichoke, black garlic and Pe´rigueux sauce.
The premises are simple but very warm and caressing, the wine list is superb – everything from Pommery Cuvée Louise 1999 to a Schloss Gobelsburg Gru¨ner Veltliner from Kamptal in Austria – and the waiting staff well trained and versed.