Having heard raving reviews about the affordable French Cuisine at Saveur, I finally made my way to visit them today. Arrived at 8pm and was told that they are full and wrote down our name in the waiting list (waiting period of 30mins) will call us when there is available table.
By 8.30pm we received the call and were given a seat near the open-kitchen area.
We ordered a few of their signature dishes:
- FOIE GRAS Pan-seared duck liver served with creamy lentils, & pickled pearl onion – The portion was much smaller than I expected, but for the price, it’s affordable for diners who want to try Foie Gras.
- SAVEUR’S PASTA A signature of Saveur’s, pasta tossed with chili oil, fine-chopped Japanese konbu & sakura ebi with minced pork sauce – its touted to be as good as those in fine dining restaurants, which garnered much anticipation from me. However this dish didn’t live up to my expectation. Its good (for the price) but still far from those in fine dining restaurants… I happen to try the Iggy’s version before and it was mind-blowing! (Read here).
- SPECIALS Cod with Bradade Potato & Green Pea Veloute – Best dish of the night. The cod was well cooked, potato was soft.
- CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT Chocolate mousse with crushed hazelnuts, broken raspberries, roasted rice puffs, chocolate tuile & praline – The portion of this dish was quite generous. Enough for 2 pax to share. It was quite creamy and gelard..
Originally we wanted to try the Duck Confit but was sold out. So we replaced it with the Cod dish.
We felt a bit out of place cos most diners are teenagers (luckily we went during a weekend in casual clothes…if we went during weekday in office wear, we would probably be sticking out like sore thumb…). The service staff looked mostly like poly students age…P.S Do not wear white tee-shirt with jeans to this place as you’ll be mistaken for their staff…
To conclude, this is a no-frills entry level eatery which serves French food. I can’t relate it to French bistro as the noise level was way too high for one to enjoy the meal like in a proper bistro…
[Updates on 18th Jun 16]
So happy to be able to enjoy a good duck confit at home thanks to UberEats. Sadly the Half oven roasted chicken buttery savoy cabbage, natural jus was pretty dry and tough.