When speaking of the Best Singapore Restaurants, it is really proper to qualify the expression by pointing out that it is not really the same thing as saying, 'good coffee in our neighbourhood...' since many of this island nation's eateries happen to be among the world's finest. Gourmets and others travelling far and wide to find the next exciting morsel to surprise their taste buds and renew the spirit, have long been venturing to this special country on the Malay Peninsula.
Au Petit Salut
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Au Petit Salut is a French restaurant housed in an elegant villa off Dempsey Hill, surrounded by lush greenery. The prices are not cheap and you’d probably have to swipe a certain plastic card after dinner, but the quality of the food here is worth it.
The 1-kg slab of premium 200 days grainfed Australian Black Angus beef rib was delightful. It was tender and not overly seasoned. A small but important detail was that they served the beef with a saucer of gravy, which is good because you can pour however little or much you want. At other restaurants, sometimes the steak is practically swimming in gravy.
Having been here to celebrate our 2nd and most recently 4th wedding anniversary, Au Petit Salut has a special place in our hearts. Besides serving awesome French food, it has an unpretentious yet romantic vibe. It's not one of those restaurants where you have to speak in hush tones or where everyone seemed to be speaking in signs. There were group parties as well as couples enjoying a romantic night out.
We had a portion of Smoked Chestnut & Mushroom Veloute with Truffle Vinaigrette each, followed by a main course of Beef Tenderloin with Mash Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts for me and a Duck Confit for the husband. We then topped off the meal with a serving of Soya Cheesecake to share.
The soup was an explosion of flavours but very well blended. I could taste the smoked chestnut, the mushroom and the truffle individually but cohesively, it was delicious. My beef tenderloin looked tiny in portion but it was surprisingly filling. It was everything that it was meant to be - ultra tender. The mash potatoes and brussels sprouts also added a light flavour to the dish. The husband's duck confit was spectacular. It had a light crisp skin and soft, juicy meat. Two thumbs up! We were feeling rather satisfied but needed something sweet to top off the meal. And the Soya Cheesecake, recommended by the waitress, was light and a good one to end off a night of rich foods.
I've never been a big fan of French food, but this has definitely got to be the place which serves really delicious French food. Also, the ambience here is excellent and the place is often crowded on weekends.
In my opinion, the set lunch is especially worth it considering how the food quality is rather excellent. To date, I can still remember the duck confit which is one of the restaurant's speciality. Desert was also included in the set meal and I could fondly remember sipping my tea and enjoying the cake while taking in the breathtaking scenery. If you are ever in need of a place to unwind and enjoy excellent food, this is most definitely a place you should visit.
Located along Dempsey Hill, it is visible from the outside with the famed words, ‘Au Petit Salut’ facing the main road and is relatively easy to locate. The restaurant is fuss-free and the décor unpretentious, and serves quality French Food. I went there for the set lunch, and it is one of the best lunches I’ve eaten around. I remember having the Lobster Bisque which was simply heavenly and the amazing crème Brulee. I’m a really desserts kind of person, so that really struck a chord with me. My main was good but not exactly memorable, but my partner’s on the other hand was really good, because he ordered the Duck Confit. Though a note to the cautious, wearing shorts into the restaurant will garner you a few questioning stares from the clientele.