Singapore, 2015 – Last Spring, Mr. King took me to Le Bistro du Sommelier in Singapore for dinner, and it has since become one of my favorite places in this city. Once inside the bistro, you may imagine that you were somewhere in France. The décor is simple, but rustic. I especially admire the chandelier that is made of rows of wine glasses.
With Chef Brandon Foo at its helm, Le Bistro du Sommelier always pleases with delectable dishes made from the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce.
Here are a few of my favorite dishes:
Salmon Rillete – the Bistro offers a variety of Rillete – salmon, pork, duck and all are made in-house by Chef Patrick (of the Rillete Bar – upstairs).
Duck Rillete – this is heavier than the Salmon Rillete, and also more flavorful.
Fresh Fig Salad – Who doesn’t love fresh figs! We had this dish in September, when the Chef de Cuisine (Brandon Foo) brought in these lovely figs from Europe. I especially enjoy the salads, and Chef Brandon’s dressings and pairings of various greens, cheese and nuts are superb.
White Beetroot Salad – This was my first time eating white beetroot, and they were so juicy and delicious. I heard that the Chef Brandon carried them back from his trip in France. I had this dish in February; it is seasonal, and depends on what fresh produce the Chef can find.
Côte de Boeuf – The Bistro offers 5 different steak dishes. I usually order this one with lots of sautéed shallots herb sauce. The portions are very generous, so I can’t imagine ordering it for just one person. Ideal for sharing!
The Bistro is quiet during weekday lunchtime, but it is bustling on weekends and at dinnertime. Reservations are a “must” for dinner.
Located next to the Peranankan Museum (featuring Malay-Straits culture), the Bistro is perfect for visitors who need to work off the meal with a stroll through one of the most beautiful museums in Singapore.
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.