Saturday, August 25, 2012
Les Amis @ Shaw Centre
During 1994 when there were not much fine dining restaurant, Les Amis opened its door to Singaporeans and her visitors. There were no IRs and no internet, and it was really one of its kind in the Singapore dining scene. Fast forward to 2012. The island now is considered one of the top culinary destination in Asia, and quite a few people have forgotten the existence of this restaurant along Scotts Road amidst all the Michelin stars restaurants.
And so, we revisited what is considered one of Singapore's finest French restaurant, and ordered their 3 courses Executive Lunch (S$70++). As you can see, the restaurant is very quiet during lunch time. Except for a Minister who zipped past us to the VIP room.
Although complimentary iced water were served, we opted for the San Pellegrino Sparkling Water (S$14 for 1000ml)
Warm assorted bread with Mustard French butter and Austrian pink salt crystal
Gillardeau oyster from France (S$96 for 6). No doubt it is expensive for these top quality oysters, but then these oysters specially farmed by the Gillardeau family in France, is produced in small quantities due to the traditional methods they have been using.
Amuse bouche. Iberico jamon
Panko crusted confit free range hen egg, Joselito Iberico, spinach, crispy farmers bread. The excellent quality eggs were fried in panko crusts.
White asparagus soup with mushroom ravioli and lobster knuckles.
Olive oil poached Atlantic cod, heirloom tomatoes, bonito, tomato consomme, basil oil. Good quality fish!
Crispy Fried Kurobuta pork belly, white asparagus, mushrooms, "Gao Zhi". We were wondering what is Gao Zhi, and it is actually the big dumpling you see on top!
Coconut, Mango, Lime, Thai Basil. Very "Thai"
Tarte Tatin, Hazelnut, Aged Sherry Liquer
Petit Four. Had to tarpao the Petit Four because we were late for movie. Overall, a very tasty lunch.
1 Scotts Road
at 11:15 AM