I don’t know too much about wine (it pretty much ranges from “sibeh ho lim” to “buay sai lim), but when the chance came to sign up for Sena Wine Dinner held at St Regis (5 courses with pretty expansive wine :o), we could not give this miss!
For the wine aficionados, my favorite from the entire evening was the Sena 2000 (cool vintage). I liked how the character continued to unfold throughout the evening – black cherry, blackcurrant, chocolate, slightly smokey. The 2010 was also nice, but much lighter than 2000.
Now on to the food! 😀
I’m a sucker for foie gras. Nevermind the cholesterol, just shove it on my plate! I liked the oozing goodness from the breaded and fried foie gras cube. I didn’t like the rest of the bananas and sauce which was too sweet and distracted me from the fatty goodness of the foie gras.
The Smoked Duck was amazing. It was savory (not salty, whew!) and tender, complimented by that beautiful layer of duck fat. The Rillete had a good amount of fattiness, and went well with the thin layer of toast. The Mango relish, I thought was too sweet and almost overwhelmed the duck.
My favorite meat for the night was this amazing slow-cooked pork belly. Fork tender, with luscious amounts of gelatinous fat. Yummy! 😀 The chick pea fritter reminded me of fried carrot cake, but not as tasty and was quite hard.
Beautifully done Braised Beef Cheek, also fork tender. However taste-wise the meat was a tad strong, and for some of my friends, they said it was too gamey. The Potato Cylinder was very crunchy, almost raw-like in texture, accompanied by a strong waft of truffles from the liquid-like Truffled Mascarpone in the cylinder.
Finishing the meal with a selection of French Cheese. Loved all of it – the cheddar, blue cheese (oh so pungent but so nice!) and the chèvre (goat cheese) which looks like brie but is harder in texture and more pungent. YUM 🙂
Finally the last part of the meal (which by now we are utterly stuffed). The White chocolate mousse a delicious airy foam of chocolate. I couldn’t down anymore of the tart but managed to scrap out every bit of the mousse.
Overall quality of food – 8
Ambience – 9
Price – check out the menu on their website link (this is fine dining after all 🙂 )
Brasserie Les Saveurs – Contemporary French Cuisine
The St. Regis Singapore · Lobby Level
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Tel: +65 65066860