Its not often that I get to enjoy the set lunch promotions in Singapore since the precious vacation leaves are usually meant for overseas breaks. So this is a rare occasion whereby I had the opportunity to enjoy an affordable French lunch set meal at the Fleur de Sel. Their dinner menu easily cost twice of their set lunch. It’s always a safer bet to try out lunches before deciding whether to return for the more expensive dinners.
We were shown to our table which was at the airwell and under the skylight. While it made our food pictures looked great with the natural daylight, it can get a bit warm after a while.
Started with the bread and unsalted butter, which can be flavoured with the infused salts. Complimentary appetizer of Mashed potato, mushroom truffle and thyme.
Each of us had a different lunch set – one Executive Set Lunch ($38++) and another F.D.S Set Lunch ($48++).
From the F.D.S set – Le Foie Gras de Canard Seared duck liver, sautee mushrooms, brioche and duck jus vinaigrette and Le Bouef Seared beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, sautee mushrooms, crispy lardons and mustard sauce. The foie gras was firm yet tender, well-seared. The beef was juicy and chewy. I didn’t noticed that both the dishes had similar sides when I place my order, so I felt that I had a repetitive creamy mushroom flavours for most part of my meal.
From the Executive set – Le Boeuf Beef tartar seasoned with herbs and condiments, bread crisp, petite salade and Le Cabillaud Seared Atlantic cod fish, trumpet zucchini, kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, cooked and raw fennel, italian basil sauce. Beef tartar was seasoned with well-balanced savory and spice notes. As for the cod, there was a flavour in the gravy which I didn’t like but couldn’t pinpoint the ingredient that caused that taste – perhaps the olives (?) but that’s just me.
My meal ended with dessert of Le Baba Grand Marnier liquor baba, and vanilla bean whipped cream, served with chocolate sauce. Interestingly this dessert was said to be named after an exiled Polish King’s favourite hero from The Thousand and One Nights. The soft and fluffy baba cake soaked in rum and drenched with smooth chocolate sauce was awesome. Nice ending to my lunch.
The other dessert we had was Le Creme Caramel French style creme caramel, raspberry cream and sauce. The sweet caramel pudding is definitely a great choice for folks with sweet tooth.
While some people commented that the relatively long waiting time between courses made it impossible to finish the meal even in 2 hours, we didn’t experience that. We managed to finish the set lunch in about 1.5 hours.
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