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Mr & Mrs Bund @ Shanghai, China


A very chic and spacious restaurant.  A mix of classic and creative French dishes.

IMG_1635 IMG_1630 Complimentary fish mousse with toasts – very tastyIMG_1629 Frog legs garlic parsleyIMG_1633 Beef tartare IMG_1634 Boston lobster in citrus jar – steamed in the jar with citrus, lemongrass and vanillaIMG_1638

Steamed to perfection – tender, juicy and flavorful IMG_1642 Dauphinois Serrano Truffle Brie – potato gratin, Serrano ham, truffle & brie cheeseIMG_1640 Tripes “Sauce Piquante” – slow braised beef tripes, a traditional French dishIMG_1636

Hearty portion of tripes – my favourite of cow innards… usually I get to have tripes at dim sum restaurants only, can’t resist when I saw it on the menu. 🙂
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The highlight of the night was this incredible lemon – “Lemon & Lemon Tart”

IMG_1643 The inside of the lemon was filled with lemon sorbet, lemon curd and vanilla chantilly.  The lemon was candied and not bitter at all. IMG_1645

They have a very comprehensive food and drink menu, looking forward to our next visit to try more!

Le Gavroche @ London


Classic French fine dining yet kids are allowed.  Very glad we came here cause most of the fine dining French restaurants I wanted to go to in Paris were closed during the time we went there.  Dining area is some what crowded and dark (for photos) but food was excellent.

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Braised and smoked pork cheek & crispy belly ravioli
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Carpaccio of marinated and seared fillet of beefIMG_2766 Whole lobsterIMG_2772 IMG_2773

Roast scallop – huge, fresh & perfectly cookedIMG_2774

Nice petite four, sorbet were even better, we had blood orange and pineapple.
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J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain @ Bangkok, Thailand


This is a new French restaurant located in a new hotel.  The place is not easy to find so best to go by taxi.

Very spacious restaurant with high ceiling.  I imagine it will be very comfortable during the day as well.

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There are two tasting menu, 6-course and 9-course and we went for the 9-course.

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Very pretty cocktail – the middle was passion fruit ice cube.IMG_0615

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The restaurant goes the Asian way for food sharing and they serve their dishes by placing them in the center turn table. I guess it would be more interesting if there are more people at the table.  And it soon became a bit of a nuisance when hot dishes came and the plates were hot.

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Oyster – the most impressive part of this dish was actually the green leaf on the upper left side…it is called the “oyster leaf” and it actually tasted like oyster!!

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Tuna
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Veal
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Scallop – one of my favourite dish of the night
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Fish –
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Lobster – my other favourite of the night
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Foie Gras
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Pigeon – perfectly done
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Dessert were a bit too sweet for my taste but nevertheless finished most of it
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The restaurant kindly arranged a slice of cake and candle for my hubby.
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Overall it was a very enjoyable meal.  Excellent ingredients and perfect cooking.  Cocktails were good.  Very value for money.  Highly recommended!

Restaurant Andre @ Singapore


Dining at Restaurant Andre was an amazing experience.   Every dish was beautiful, delicate & delicious.

IMG_6602 A tree of chips…one of which is made with scallop 🙂IMG_6603 Chicken skin crisp with micro mushrooms IMG_6605 The mushrooms are very tiny…IMG_6606Onion in 3 formsIMG_6609 IMG_6612 The pretty version of fish & chipsIMG_6613

the pear snow on the right side is very interesting, really feel like snowIMG_6617

each dish have some interesting fine details
IMG_6620 this is the prettiest of all….a gardenIMG_6621

IMG_6626 IMG_6627 IMG_6638 not everything on the board is edible…IMG_6641

the dip for the “charcoal” aboveIMG_6646

IMG_6648 we were told this is a signature dish – truffle & foie grasIMG_6652 IMG_6653 this is the only meat dish – i had rabbit and hubby had lambIMG_6658 IMG_6664 tasted like cheese but it is not cheese…served with hay ice-creamIMG_6665 IMG_6667 birthday cake along with a music box …. playing happy birthday song is the most elegant way.IMG_6676 we all thought this piece of cake was too delicious and too small!IMG_6677 IMG_6680 IMG_6681 IMG_6686 this was the last dessert…churros…i think it doesn’t quite match with the rest of the dishesIMG_6687

 

All the dishes (except the churros) are so complicated but yet the flavour of all ingredients remains very distinct.  Throughout the meal, I felt very close to nature & the source of ingredients.

Joël Robuchon Restaurant @ Resort World Sentosa, Singapore


Big thanks to hubby for taking me to this very fine restaurant as my birthday treat….

This is the kind of place we would likely patron once (very high price tag) so we decided to make the best of it and went with the degustation menu!  It was a 13-course menu but more like 15 and portion was not small considering the number of courses.

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Wide selection of bread and I ate too much of them….20131005-124047.jpg

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Pan-friend scallop with caviar….and unfortunately, for us, when topped with shallot and ginger, we can only relate to steam chicken.

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Lemon, honey jelly and yoghurt with yuzu20131005-124700.jpg

Pear confit with dark chocolate

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Mango ice-cream cake on the house20131005-124723.jpg

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The amazing sweets trolley!!!20131005-124741.jpg

My petit four selection….too full, couldn’t try more…20131005-124749.jpg