We have read about the value for money steaks served over at L'Entrecote. Made reservations prior to coming here as we heard that they are always full house after 8pm.
The restaurant is quite small, just a single shop front. But there is a large air well which makes the restaurant more spacious than it actually is.
The service staff was quick to serve us Kir, a cocktail made with white wine which is to be enjoyed before a meal. Iced water is complimentary.
To start off our dinner, we had the Pâté de Campagne (S$14) - French pork country style pate with pickled gherkins and grilled buttered Poilâne bread. The bread was a bit on the dry and hard side.
This was followed by the Leek and Vinaigrette (S$12). Classic Parisian bistro fare Poireaux Vinaigrette. It took some time to get used to this cold dish which is rarely seen in Singapore. The leeks tasted sweet.
After the 2 appetizers, our mains arrived. First was a small serving of the Walnut Green Salad which came with the steak.
The Trimmed Entrecôte Steak (S$29) with its legendary sauce and Golden French fries. To prevent it from getting cold, it was served 60% first then followed up with the balance. À point (medium doneness). We would say that the steak served here is extremely value for money for this price. It's tender and juicy. Fries were good too.
A 2009 Chateau de la Roulerie (S$14 per glass) - Coteaux du Layon before our dessert. This is a refreshing dessert wine.
Was in the mood for some cherry desserts, and happen to see Grillotines (S$17) - Wild griottes cherries in liquor and Kirsh served with vanilla bean ice cream. Love the cherries, but the Kirsh was a bit too strong.
Now we understand why L'Entrecote calls this their sgnature dessert - Caramel au Beurre Salé (S$15) - Salty butter caramel lava cake. Superb dessert. Creamy, salty, sweet. Highly recommended.
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