Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Brasserie by Philippe Mouchel

Location: Riverside at Crown
Link: http://www.crowncasino.com/site/load/1146/the-brasserie-by-philippe-mouchel
Cuisine: French

Bread to start off.

Entree: Calamari and prawn salad [$22.00]

I've just checked their menu and this doesn't appear to be on offer anymore =(

quick –seared, sweet cherry tomatoes, cucumber and basil

This was perfectly done. The calamari was chewy and delicious without being stringy at all. The texture was excellent and the prawns were very good as well.

Main: Gold band snapper [$37.50]

pan-fried, eringi mushroom, crushed potatoes

Main: Beef tenderloin (200gr) with braised wagyu ox cheek, parisienne mash [$40.00]

This was seriously the best steak I have ever had in my life. The wagyu ox cheek quite literally melted in my mouth. I'm not a big wagyu fan but having it sandwiched between two very solid (I'm not sure how else to describe it?) cuts of meat was just divine. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Medium, the way I love it =)

Side Dish: Oven-roasted vegetables Provençale [$8.00]

This was just so-so. Just tasted like veggies baked in cheese. Really, not very exciting.

Dessert: The brasserie’s dessert tasting plate [$17.00 per person] - checked their new menu and looks like its gone down to $12 per person!

We couldn't decide on what to order and everything on the dessert menu looked very very good so we decided to go with the dessert tasting plate. Everything was quite good but it wasn't spectacularly good. The best thing on the plate was definitely the nougat. I've never had nougat in ice-cream form before and this was delicious! Not sure what its called... but mMMmMMm..=)

Overall Impression: 7/10
A lovely night out. Extremely good service. Wonderful ambience. Well deserving of its '1 hat' status.
Remember to book though, I was there on a Saturday night and it was a full house.
The Brasserie on Urbanspoon

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