It serves delicious local Asian and Western food and is a great place for you to chill out with your friends as well as for corporate functions.
PappaSan has a unique design with natural tones and modern features. A giant oil painting of a mystery woman adorns the main feature wall. Large French sofas provide for a comfortable experience. The tables are specially selected suar wood from the Indonesian rainforest. A long bar with a designer onyx top can accommodate a party of 14 and serves fresh draft beers and 30 different bottled beers from Asia and Europe are also available.
Signature dishes are the Malaysian Char Koay Teow and Chicken Rice conceptualized by their chef Han.
Experience quintessential Europe at Le Patio and let its warm and inviting charm draw you in for an idyllic retreat amid the hustle and bustle of city life. Their rustic simplicity and homely fare is a guaranteed sensory explosion of taste, sight and smell.
Enjoy a hearty offering of paella and top it off with French crepes for dessert. The French lemonade will also add some zest and hit all the right spots for a truly refreshing experience.
Stall #27 PasarBella, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road
At Bonheur Patisserie, it is the little things that make you smile. They are committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients for all of their signature French pastries.
Their Pâtissier, Lin Weixian has boldly immersed himself into creating finely crafted artisan sweets that epitomize happiness.
In Pasarbella, they will be presenting to you 30 different macaron flavours ranging from Classical, Asian and Fusion flavours and also specialty cakes like their highly raved Strawberry Balsamic and Light Peach Sakura.
PasarBella, The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road
Etam, the French Lingerie store has just opened a second outlet at Raffles City.
Since 1916, the brand Etam has been offering feminine and fresh pieces using traditional French techniques. They are now available in 44 countries.
Since the very beginning, the French brand has been an everyday item for generations of women. Using French traditional lingerie-making, including the know-how of French corsetry, the Etam Tech Center designs and develops different models in Mouvaux, France. Cut, fabric and attention to detail are all put into consideration in designing a model.
Etam allows women to express their femininity with spontaneity and freshness.
The new Japanese, French and Chinese cuisine ME@OUE restaurant is a collaboration between OUE and MediaCorp.
Perched on the 19th and top-most floor of OUE Bayfront, you can look forward to spectacular views of the city skyline and the sea. Designed by Norihiko Shinya of established architectural firm Super Potato, the restaurant’s décor and natural light feel is inspired by the beauty of nature.
Helming the restaurant are three prominent chefs, lauded for their culinary skills. One-star Michelin chef Laurent Peugeot, One-star Michelin chef Masayasu Yonemura and celebrity chef Justin Hor will serve up authentic dishes that pay tribute to their individual heritage.
You will be able to tuck into three distinctive world-class cuisines prepared with the highest quality ingredients such as Toro sashimi, cote de boeuf and braised abalone for a dining experience like no other.
The French Bakery will be opening a second outlet at Tanglin Mall.
Paul was founded in 1889 and they offer a selection of pastries, cakes, croissants, sandwiches, soups, quiches, tarts, crepes, eggs and over 140 types of bread. They also have tea, wine, soft drinks and coffee-based drinks.
The Paul tea-rooms offer a French style snack lunch: savory and sweet pastries, a selection of French pancakes, simple dishes and a selection of salads. Everything is prepared on the premises and it's the perfect stop for a lunchtime break.
All of the products offered by Paul are prepared to the same high standards which have made French bread famous the world over. What is the secret ingredient of Paul’s success you may ask? A respect for tradition.
The Kase will become the best new destination for purchasing personalised protective covers, cases and accessories to make your mobile devices unique. Designed by their own special community of artists you will be able to find all the accessories you need for smartphones and tablets.
The concept is brought to you by the frenchman Jean-Emile Rosenblum and his brother Pixmania - one of the great success stories of the web in France. The idea of the boutique is quite simple: to customise your phone or your tablets to be able to own a distinctive object and to stand out.
They will showcase their partner's (Art.com) designs but also their very own "The Kase" artists. Artworks are chosen by viewers on the brand's website. Any artist can send their design and stand a chance to have their work in store.
You can also customize your own design with holiday, wedding or landscape pictures. Anyone can showcase their personal life at the back of their phone. iPads will be available in store for you to choose you design, download your picture, centre it and then add some text if you so desire.
The Swiss watchmaker and jeweller Chopard has opened its first Asian flagship store at Ngee Ann City.
Founded in 1860 in Sonvilier (Switzerland) by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, Chopard stands for innovation, quality craftsmanship and authenticity. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, who bought the company in 1963, Chopard experienced a spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its high level of vertical integration and its state-of-the-art technology, it has become one of the leading names in the high-class watch and jewellery industry.
The 1,750 sq ft store is twice the size of their previous boutique. It is the second Chopard boutique in the world designed by the renowned New York city-based French architect, Thierry W Despont. Mr Despont specializes in unique and high end designed residential projects and hotels as well as museum and historical renovations.
The store includes private areas to cater to VVIP clients and feature a more extensive collection of Haute Joaillerie, jewellery and accessories.
This all-day casual chic dining concept offers you an extensive menu devoted to a selection of delicious comfort food, unique creations, original cocktails as well as its artfully crafted specialty coffee.
The striking industrial chic look at Jewel Café + Bar is based on a design of contrasts and is conceptualised by the local cross disciplinary design practice FARM. Envisioning Jewel as a gem amongst the rugged surrounds of timeworn Rangoon Road, FARM decided on a raw shell of cold, bare concrete which is embellished with jewel-inspired details such as glittering crystal light bulbs, warm brass and copper ceiling features, glass doors, teakwood paneling and pristine white subway tiles reminiscent of vintage diners.
The laidback, quirky personality of the café is also evident from the al fresco patio at the front of the café, which is set up with latticed wire chairs in a retro shade of blue and an oversized chalk board that depicts witty cartoon etchings by a local artist.
For the menu, they took an irreverent approach to calorie-counting and go the whole hog to tantalise your taste buds. For instance, the traditional French Onion Soup is duly capped with a comforting baguette crust of Swiss Cheese, Parmesan and Gruyère, which is a great foil for the sweet caramelised onions beneath.
Don’t miss the unique Shio-Koji Octopoke, Jewel’s rendition of the poke, a Hawaiian raw fish salad, that’s given a touch of Japanese glamour. Tender cubes of pan-seared octopus are tossed in shio-koji (a fermented rice-based salt substitute), wasabi and extra virgin olive oil, paired with creamy avocado and shredded ginger flower for extra zing.
The sweet-toothed should leave room for classic desserts such as Homemade Apple Crumble, Tiramisu and Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream. A standout treat is the refreshing Pan-Seared Watermelon Steaks that’s simultaneously warm, sweet, tart and salty.
With its wide array of breakfast items, Jewel Café + Bar makes a great destination for a languorous pick-me-up any day of the week. The breakfast menu lists popular favourites like English Breakfast, Eggs Royale, Eggs Florentine, Croque Monsieur and Brioche French Toast.
You can pop in for early cocktails during the happy hour daily or post-dinner tipples, as Jewel’s full-fledged bar serves up a list of exquisite original concoctions and international beers.
All their espresso-based coffee specialties – served in their signature double shot style – are lovingly pulled using the Italian state-of-the-art "La Marzocco Strada" machine and freshly-ground single origin coffee beans from different countries such as Brazil, Ethiopa and Sumatra.
Saveur has opened a second outlet located at Far Eat Plaza.
Saveur is the brainchild of two young and enterprising friends who decided to pursue their dreams. After stints at various fine diners like Guy Savoy, Fifty Three and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, they discovered that there was a need to provide quality French fare at affordable prices. Armed with an entrepreneur rigor and wit, Saveur was set up.
They pride themselves as a restaurant that offers you quality yet affordable French cuisine. Their aim is to serve their own interpretation of French food and open up French cuisine to everyone using local products at down-to-earth prices, bringing a whole new gastronomic experience to all.
The casual chic restaurant with its minimalist, monochromatic design and mood lightings has a warm and cosy ambiance, making it an ideal venue for friends or couples to meet up for a hearty meal.
Food at Grub is responsible, inspired and delicious. Opened by the guys from Cookyn Inc, the place brings the same message of awesome food to be shared with friends in a warm, fun and welcoming environment. Everything that appears on your plate has been carefully thought through and weighed out to give the best balance between quality and affordability.
The place will serve simple hearty fare like chilli con carne, grilled steak and fries and a crispy fish burger. On weekends, you will get to enjoy their brunch including dishes such as French toast with garlic pork sausage and baked macaroni with bacon. Their drinks will include Liberty Coffee and Dammann Tea as well as a selection of craft beers; lPalm amber ale and Bavik pilsner.
"La Boutique" which means "The Shop" in French, is an all-in-one Multi-brand boutique, with current and past season collections of French Connection (FCUK), NAF NAF Paris, Tila March Paris as well as loads of other hip brands; all presented in a friendly and cosy atmosphere at an outlet price. There will also be special outlet collections presented within La Boutique – that have impeccable quality, design and beautiful styles.
You can spend time browsing merchandise from ladies wears to men wears, shoes, handbags, accessories and more.
You will be able to enjoy a new "Polo Room" and "Shirt Wall"; and for the first time Lacoste’s limited edition, New York Fashion Show collection. The store will also Include the brand’s complete ranges of footwear, bags and a new accessories corner.
The lifestyle brand, was born of the inventiveness of the tennis champion, René Lacoste, who created the first polo shirt ever, initially for himself and for his friends, to be both relaxed and elegant on and off the tennis courts.
Nicknamed the Crocodile by the press in the late 1920's when he was a multiple Grand Slam tennis champion, René Lacoste had the animal embroidered on the blazer he wore on court, before making it the logo of his famous polo shirt.
The French apparel brand sells high-end clothing, footwear, perfume, leather goods, watches, eyewear and most famously tennis shirts. In recent years, Lacoste has introduced a home line of sheeting and towels.
Lacoste symbolizes the quality classic that revolutionized today’s sportswear and it continues to offer the same quality, comfort and solidity on which it built its name.
Pretty Ballerinas is a brand of ballerinas and flat shoes launched in 2005. Although the name is relatively new, the shoes have been made in the same village on the Mediterranean island of Menorca by the same family since 1918.
Each shoe shape is named after a female screen or music icon to help you remember which shape suits you best.
Their main dish is delicious entrecote steak with its highly guarded secret sauce, now served in 1 full serving at L’Entrecote Express, accompanied with crispy golden fries and fresh salad. A carefully curated list of their tempting array of appetisers and desserts are also available. As a starter, they recommend the unpretentious Sardines in their Tin or the traditional French starter of Escargots de Bourgogne (6 snails prepared with parsley butter and garlic). For those with a sweet-tooth, they offer delectable desserts like the Profiteroles de L’Entrecote, delicate, freshly baked choux pastries as authentic as its namesake.
Designed by the Stripe Collective, the elements of the space evoke a traditional French bistro: vintage mirrors lining the walls, wooden banquets, unique paper tablemats from France. Details such as the custom-designed lights introduce a post-war utilitarian and industrial influence to its design.
The French lingerie brand Etam will open its first Singapore store at Wisma Atria in May 2013.
Etam is a French retail chain that offers reasonably priced clothing and accessories that reflect fashion in Paris. It has been a long and wonderful love affair between Women and Etam Lingerie, since 1916. The brand is and has been, a part of every woman and every woman’s needs. If you would like to think of lingerie that is totally feminine and seductive, think of Etam Lingerie.
To satisfy your perpetually evolving and changing moods, Etam Lingerie has defined four main collections: Trend, Essentials, Freshness and Seduction. The passion with which Etam creates its work is absolutely evident by the way they approach it from conceptualization to finish. Etam’s choice of fabric, their styling, their cut, their choice of colors and their fitting makes it stand apart.
In collaboration with Natalia Vodianova, since 2012, their lingerie is designed with the motto "reasonable, but with real fashion sense".
Etam lingerie is cute, romantic, thrilling and luxurious. You will definitely enjoy it's distinctive French style.
The new French seafood restaurant features mains like maine lobster, lamb rack, sea bass, snapper or oyster gratin and soups.
The restaurant looks like a lively, fun and modern tavern, embodying the spirit of the French seafood brasserie. The casual atmosphere complements its delectable menu of fresh "fruits de mer" from France’s Brittany, flown in twice a week.
The interior of the restaurant is composed of turquoise seats popped up against white table linens and playful mosaic walls with dark wood accents. Ceiling lamps do double-duty as funky sculptures.
Be sure to have a try at their signature dessert, the salted butter caramel lava cake. With it's delicious salty-sweet-buttery caramel slipping out from the molten centre of the cake.
Located along North Canal Road, right in the heart of Singapore’s CBD district and housed on the ground floor of a newly reconstructed shophouse in the oldest conservation area, Communal is a new casual American Diner and Bar serving contemporary gourmet diner food.
It is owned by American Chef Ryan Jetté, who was formerly the Executive Sous Chef of the Sentosa Resort and prior to that has also worked at top American establishments as the Chef de Cuisine of Farm at the Carneros Inn in Napa, California as well as under Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.
The décor of the room is designed with New York’s Meatpacking District in mind. Materials such as rustic bricks and steel are used to create that industrial chic look. The restaurant seats 36 and in line with the concept of Communal being an American diner, the counter takes centerstage with a long 16 seater bar facing an open kitchen. There are also four cozy booths along the bar counter for customers who prefer a more private dining option.
On the menu, Chef Ryan presents his take on classic American diner comfort foods, as well as his own culinary creations. Some of the items that are featured on the menu are the classic All-American Beef Cheeseburger, Fried Chicken with Crushed Laratte Potatoes, as well as Lobster Mac and Cheese. Signature items are the Foie Gras Torchon with Strawberries, Pistachio and Balsamic Reduction, Braised Beef Cheek with Smoked Potato Puree and Caesar Salad Soup with Bacon and Aloe Vera.
Communal also serves up hearty soups, healthy salads and delicious sandwiches. These seemingly simple dishes are elevated with specially created items such as Salad of Butter Lettuce with Kiwi, Macadamia Nuts, Parmesan Cheese and P.X.Vinaigrette, Country Ham and Cheese Sandwich on Sourdough Bread and the B.E.L.T. Sandwich, using their house cured bacon with fried egg, lettuce and tomato.
Experience excellent food that is skillfully prepared and executed by a professional.
Think "tavern" and the mind conjures a drinking house with a convivial atmosphere, a boisterous place without pretension, where you share food and knock back drinks while exchanging salty tales and have a rollicking good time.
Shelter in the Woods reintroduces the same lively concept of a tavern, creating a gathering place to meet, dine and have bounteous drinks.
Step into this modern tavern and notice the trademark detailing of this old-world drinking house, heavy oak tables with black cast iron finishings for group seatings, a faux fireplace with a mantelpiece of tavern collectables and a bronze deer head mounted above and a long dark wood bar with high-backed stools for the lone drinker.
Expect a hearty menu of Home-made Terrines and Rillettes, country-style pork and roasted pistachio Terrine, fresh pie, country-style chicken with onion, bacon, potatoes and oven-braised Cassoulet - Cassoulet of duck confit, lamb leg, pork belly and garlic sausage, Whiff fish braised in white wine and tomato sauce "duglere" style and classic Beef Bourguignon with bacon, button mushrooms and pearl onions.
Feast your senses on the open-kitchen where a Rotisserie of crispy skin suckling pig marinated with "Aromates", baby poussin with special house- made ProvencÌ§al spice mix and layered lamb leg with tapenade olive pureÌe, garlic and rosemary are being slowly grilled to perfection. The enticing scent of meats wafting through the tavern to seduce appetites, just as French-Chinese Chef Patron has set out to do.
Shelter in the Woods boasts a collection of 26-types of house-macerated rums, made from a base of La Mauny White Rum, from the Carribean island of Martinique, all carefully and lovingly macerated by the restaurant manager, Maxime Larquier. The bar also has a vast selection of craft beers and ale for those who prefer to wash down their meals with their favoured brew.
The beautiful lush gardens of Dempsey Hill welcomes E+ Wine, a boutique wine retail shop that has been birthed by the desire to afford you a special little haven where good wines can be found within the confines of a charming and delightful environment.
It offers a stunning repertoire of genuinely great wines that have been selected by hand with love and passion where no wine in the store is considered average.
They represent a fast-growing Spanish wine movement but also include a stunning selection of Italian, French, Portuguese, and even Austrian and German wines that are worthy of well deserved attention. The wines come from very well known regions but are boutique in nature as E+ Wine works directly with vineyards that offer limited productions and very special grape harvests.
E+ Wines is a partnership between 'Iconic Wines', a Spanish / Singaporean wine distributor helmed by the Spanish Dynamic duo who are making waves in the Singapore wine scene, Ferran Riu & Jorge Padilla, and by the renowned and distinguished John Erdos of the furniture empire. Iconic Wines, extolled as Spain’s national pride, is a company that has been formed to enhance, to elevate and to exalt the original and die-hard winemakers that nobody hears about but that deserve attention. These winemakers, are the producers of extraordinary wine because they have not been affected by the big wine conglomerates that value quantity over quality. Iconic Wines provide a voice for the unheard and have even attracted the attention of Antonio Banderas who has co-invested in one of their own vineyards. Because Iconic Wines is a distributor, the prices that one may find at the shop are like Duty Free levels.
They work very closely with industry virtuosos to ensure that they stay up to date with great wines that are popular, but at the same time maintaining the unique essence of the boutique.
It is perfect for small intimate cocktails and canapé events for up to 50 people and they are happy to cater for almost all personal requests.
E+ Wines holds wine tastings on a very regular basis, by bringing you the actual winemakers in person, who have themselves worked with the wines and held the vines with their bare hands.
A Thousand Tales is a lifestyle concept borne from the imagination and creativity of a trio of girls who are passionate about living interestingly. The group was initially conceptualised to bring style and quality into your everyday lives. It began with an offering of a unique and striking range of beautiful furniture with Scandinavian influences. With the opening of their flagship store at 55 Haji Lane, they has since evolved into a growing group of lifestyle offerings including: F&B, furniture, bath wares as well as dining wares concepts.
The French and Italian influenced restaurant, named after Sir Stamford Raffles' little-known first wife and tucked away in The Arts House's second floor annex, is a 60-seater with a wonderful soul and striking story to tell.
Level 2 The Arts House Annex Building, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Nouvel 18 is a new exclusive development that signifies prestige like no other. Enveloped within the serenity of nature, life is absolutely beautiful with rustling leaves orchestrating the sound track of your sanctuary.
Located in the heart of the city, Nouvel 18 showcases a panoramic vantage point of Singapore's dynamic city space. Standing at a height of 36 storeys all units enjoy an unobstructed breathtaking panoramic view of the pristine Orchard and City View.
Nouvel 18 is a timeless investment boasting with 8 "Sky Garden" spaces of thematic lifestyle gardens by renowned Pritzker Prize winner: French Architect Jean Nouvel.
Café by day, restaurant & bar by night, Symmetry is nestled along Jalan Kubor.
Taking inspiration from both the Australian casual dining culture and French cuisine, Symmetry presents a unique dining experience with an emphasis on sharing.
At Symmetry, they want you to be able to eat, drink, and be merry in great company. That’s why their menu offerings can all be shared amongst friends, families and loved ones. With the use of modern food preparation techniques as well as the freshest produce, the thisness and whatness of Symmetry is to provide food that is made with love as well as quality service for you.
As a third-wave café which pays homage to classical French food in a contemporary context, they want to create a wondrous, unforgettable experience for you.
STREET 50 restaurant and bar is a newly-opened global flavours restaurant, that will bring you the best from around the world, offering diverse flavours from Italian, French and American to Vietnamese, Indonesian and Singaporean with interesting twists.
They wanted to create a space that brings the best of global flavours into this restaurant to cater to the diverse tastes of both consumers in Singapore and visitors. The food is a delicious assortment of choices ranging from meats and seafood, Asian selections, gourmet bites to pastas and pizzas.
The Indonesian Rendang is given a resolutely European twist in the lamb Rendangwhere the rendang is applied to a fat, slow-braised lamb shank, lacing it with a rich, luscious Indonesian gravy and then topped off with dried coconut flakes. A humble roulade of Porkloin comes stuffed with wild rice to give it the already delicious dish a more full-bodied and meaty texture.
Other dishes that have made a comeback lot, stock and barrel from the world of classical French food as served in Singapore in the 70s would be the lamb Veronique featuring a grilled bone-in rib of lamb paired with a beautiful sauce made of bacon, croutons and grapes. The Steak Bordelaise is a char-grilled sirloin steak that simply comes dressed in red wine jus, served in its old-fashioned style and shows off the produce incredibly.
The bar offers a good selection of champagnes, wines, whiskies and other premium spirits.
Be transported back to the 80s and 90s whilst dining/drinking at The Retrospective. This themed restaurant has old-school stools, a memorabilia collection, vintage illustrations by British designer Fran Holden and even a working Pac-man and Galaga arcade game machine.
The menu offers modern takes on popular French-inspired dishes of yester-year like steak diane, crepes suzette and duck a l'orange.
The Sofitel So will be opening in July 2013. Experience a subtle blend between French-style living and local culture.
Sofitel's vision of a luxury hotel is to magnify the five senses from the lobby to the spa to make Life Magnifique. You will step into a visually enthralling universe made of designers' caring selections of shapes, fabrics and materials. The floral compositions reveal the contemporary flair of the French art du bouquet.
In the intimacy of your room, you will get to enjoy Sofitel's exclusive bedding concept, an ideal balance between softness and support. This unique sensation of comfort continues with luxurious bedding, bath towels and bathrobes.
Their restaurant will serve local culinary tradition, imaginatively combined with French gastronomy. Their sommeliers will be there to guide you to discover the nuances of grand cru wines.
For creative inspiration and precious help for special events, Sofitel's Inspired Meetings planners, concierges offer expert advice and utmost savoir-faire.
Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or family fun, you will feel welcomed with exclusive offers and tailored services.
You will be able to enjoy 14 different wines by the glass: 6 Red, 6 White, 1 Champagne and 1 Rose.
They work closely with several leading wine makers in order to provide great AOC French Labels under $10 per glass including Chablis, Sancerre, Bergerac and St Emilion.
Great wines have to be paired with good food of course, that's why their french Chef will charm you with their traditional bistrot cuisine: Croque Monsieur, Quiche Lorraine, French burgers and Lava Chocolate to name a few of the most popular dishes.
51 Fiveone Degrees is a Singapore-grown patisserie that takes on both traditional peranakan & french methods to create the pleasure of taste. Their Kueh Lapis, are always freshly baked with the finest ingredients, fine delicate layers that stay true to their recipe that has been passed down through the generations. The fine aroma and texture will cause a lingering sensation within your taste buds.
The mini moist cakes with fluffy buttercream icing are the dainty cupcakes. To date, 13 different flavors have been created. More flavors are currently being experimented. They create flavors from light to strong and exotic that offer a richness of taste and texture to your taste buds.
As they continue to pour their hearts and sincerity into making each piece of dessert like it's their very own precious being, they hope that you will enjoy each piece with same joy, that they share in baking them specially for your palette.
Simplicity is the main key to their desserts. Each dessert has a story to tell. With the right amount of ingredients, baked with love, they'll create a fantasy in your mouth.
A brand new dining concept featuring an eclectic lineup of cuisine alongside an ever-changing ensemble of artistic creations, including Japanese, North Indian, Italian-Asian, Tapas and Brunch has opened on East Coast Road. Mad Nest is dedicated to titillating those tastebuds, soothing parched throats and inspiring the artist within you.
Mad Nest is also a platform where young, emerging talents are given the opportunity to shine. From their vendors to the constantly rotating lineup of artists, the nook brings together good food, copious amounts of drinks and ever-changing art works.
Accompanying the food is a well curated menu of drinks that includes signature cocktails that are created for each type of cuisine as well as a well-stocked selection of spirits, wine and beer. Set in a cosy, warmly-lit setting that boasts assorted furnishings and cement screed floors, the nest seeks to marry art with a casual dining environment. They welcome all to come forth and nestle with them.
ALL-DAY BRUNCH - An everyday no-nonsense lineup of traditional favourites, brunch there is served throughout the day. They recommend the Golden French Toast, Eggs Oscar and Bacon, Chicken Sausage and Eggs on Toast.
ITALIAN-ASIAN - Boasting familiar local favourites that are re-interpreted in the style of classic European cooking, try their New Asian signatures like the Seafood Laksa, Chilli Crab and Hae Mee Bisque, or sample enduring classics like the Pomodoro and Aglio Olio.
JAPANESE - Delicate shadings of flavour meet fuller Asian-infused offerings in their Japanese menu. Try their refreshing Pitan Tofu, savoury Oiishi Maki and flavourful Shiro Maguro: a cured white tuna sashimi that packs a punch.
NORTHERN INDIAN - Bound to make friendly assaults on those taste buds, they opt for healthier methods of cooking that lend a nuanced, homespun quality to the food. Signatures include their Butter Chicken, Kadai Fish, Prawn Chatpata and Paneer Saag.
Repetto’s very first identity Soft Corner in Southeast Asia is now opened at Takashimaya. It carries the brand’s Spring Summer 2013 collection of ballet flats, dancing shoes and bags.
Repetto is a French ballet shoes company. Created in 1947 by Rose Repetto, at the request of her son: dancer and choreographer Roland Petit. Customers are claimed to include Maurice Béjart, Rudolf Nureyev, Serge Gainsbourg, Carolyn Carlson and Éric Vu-An. The company has grown in leaps and bounds. Today they do more than just the ballerina flats, but they are legendary for their quality and their chic and famous for their gorgeous boxes.
If there is a shoe that represents French women it would have to be the Repetto ballerine. Forget the heels, forget the logos, Repetto wins hands down every time. Comfortable, pretty and available in every possible colour. They will suit you at every occasion.
Repetto uses a specific manufacturing process called the “le cousu retourné” or the stitch and return process, where the sole is sewn inside out before it is turned back in, giving it an almost seamless connection between the sole and the leather upper, making it very comfortable.
Owner Chef and Director Nam Quoc Nguyen designed NamNam Noodle Bar’s menu to be one that is simple, healthy and affordable.
The causal Vietnamese noodle bar features 11 bowls of Vietnamese noodles lifted from the streets of northern, central and southern Vietnam. NamNam Noodle Bar’s menu cannot be without the famous bowls of pho from Hanoi, the birth place of pho recipes. With chicken or the variety of beef options, each bowl of rice flour noodles be it the regular Pho Beef Steak Slices or Pho Wagyu Beef Slices are packed with an intense broth boiled for at least 24 hours.
The Vietnamese noodle journey continues with other street noodle recipes from southern and central Vietnam. The elaborate Flower Crab Noodle Soup is dexterously prepared with superior flower crab stock and served with minced pork, crab meat and a deep fried soft shell crab. The Mouse Tail Noodle Soup is a Vietnamese breakfast or supper staple and is a best seller at sister restaurant Annam Vietnamese Cuisine.
They also serve the French inspired savoury baguettes, known as banh mi. The Fish Cake & Tofu banh mi, commonly found only in the north of Vietnam, is made with panâfried tofu marinated with lemongrass and chilli that will leave you light and refreshed.
The restaurant features a collage of old Vietnamese newspaper cutting wallpaper and enamel cups will add to the vintage atmosphere and touch of the whole concept. The warm yet chic interior furnishing brings out the flavour of Vietnam and its rich culture.
#B1â46/47 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road
Following the runaway success of the less than one year old Brasserie Gavroche, Chef Patron Frederic Colin unveils his second food & beverage venue. A new sibling to the Gavroche name, CafeÌ Gavroche is located on 69 Tras Street, just across the brasserie.
Taking root in a conservation shophouse, the new venue boasts 3 sections within. Upon entry, the first section showcases the main Bar area, replete with a 4.2m wooden bar originating from Normandy, pre World War II, circa 1920. Next is the indoor "Terrace" section, a natural light filled space with cobblestone flooring, fringed with an indoor tree. Fitted with Drucker wicker chairs and tables, a sense of an outdoor setting within is created, reminiscent of a typical Parisian cafeÌ. The final space features an intimate Dining area decked out with a long rustic wooden table and chairs, Opaline hanging lamps, a 300kg cast iron antique stove and wall-hung copper pots of varying sizes.
Paying homage to his French roots, Chef Patron Frederic has sourced a collection of artisanal Pastis from the South of France. The largest selection in Singapore (35 different labels). Sip on the traditional Casanis Pastis de Marseille or Le Pastis de la maison du Pastis, Relish Henri Bardouin Pastis created from 65 plants and herbs or savour the Jean Boyer Opale, made with green anise and botanicals in an artisanal distillery.
A large selection of French wines completes the beverage menu, with focus on culture raisonneÌeÌ, producers of high caliber who practice sustainable agriculture and vin de soif, quality wines that are accessible and of good value.
The food menu showcases lighter French fare, perfect for sharing. An extensive selection of tartines (open face sandwiches with 14 choices of toppings on freshly baked bread), charcuterie, cheese platters and the all time favourite, Croque Monsieur.
You can look forward to breakfasts enjoyed as you would do in Paris, with Weekend Breakfasts AÌ La FrancÌ§aise from 10.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect rustic and hearty portions freshly-baked croissants, pastries and country breads along with French jams and egg dishes done to perfection as you enjoy the weekend in an authentic setting.
The beautifully renovated conservation shop house features their signature selection of over 2,000 items all carrying a lifetime warranty, with expert advice and their legendary customer service. The new store is anchored by a signature tangerine orange Lacanche cooking range, handmade for them in Burgundy, France. They feature weekly cooking classes, product demonstrations and other events.
The new line of Garde Manger tabletop features a full range of wine glasses, decanters, crockery, flatware and cutlery. Serving pieces is also part of their everyday collection, joining the foundation range of French-traditional cookware and cooking tools, exclusive to Singapore only at Pantry Magic.
Located in the heart of Club Street, the new store is surrounded by dozens of exciting specialty shops and unique F&B outlets. The shop is an easy walk from Shenton Way / CBD, or Chinatown MRT. With ample parking on the street or in the multi story racking carpark on Cross Street.
Back in 1998 they decided they should give the boot to fancy french pastries that had invaded Singapore and bring the humble cake back to its glory days. They resolved to put the cake back into cake and they would make it chocolate.
They started a cake shop selling only one cake, a simple dark chocolate cake between layers of dark chocolate fudge. Real cake you could bite into, rich in taste yet moist and light. Not just mouthfuls of mousse or cream. Not overly sweet but something you could eat and not feel disgusted with yourself right after. Something you would find yourself craving for regularly and never tire of.
Their philosophy is simple and unique. The focus is not on variety but quality and their product line is deliberately limited, even today.
Their stores are designed to convey the philosophies of their business. The design philosophy is about standing out, not sticking out. You will feel like you are walking into a truly unique cake shop.
Discover the new Guerlain boutique at Tangs Orchard. A mastery of space and one of the selected stores to showcase the "Exclusive Collections".
Guerlain is a French perfume house, among the oldest in the world. Perfumes by Guerlain are often said to be characterized by a common olfactory accord known as "the Guerlinade". The House was founded in 1828, when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened his perfume store at 42, rue de Rivoli in Paris.
Guerlain's creations have long influenced the trends of perfumery with fragrances such as Jicky, Shalimar and Vétiver. The brand is among the few older houses that exist solely to produce and market perfumes. Since its foundation in 1828, they have created over 300 fragrances. They also produces a range of makeup and skincare products.
Discover one of their latest fragrances: "A Little Black Dress", created by the acclaimed perfumer Thierry Wasser. The youthful, airy fragrance captures all the frivolity, glamour and sophistication of the brand. Rose, black cherry, vanilla, iris and delicious patchouli all make a delicious melange. Guerlain gave a free artistic reign to the artistic duo Kuntzel and Geygas.
Poulet; meaning chicken in French, is the first French casual dining restaurant in Singapore. Their new outlet at Great World City is a modern French-themed bistro offering you affordable French classics.
Driven by the passion and inspiration from market ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Poulét serves up an array of french cuisines priced at a comfortable range. The menu offering includes everything requisite to compose a complete French meal; appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, mains, side and desserts.
Their Poulet Rôti, the signature chicken is the highlight of the restaurant's menu list. Brined in the house's secret recipe, the chicken infused with layers of rich flavours is served in creamy home-made fresh button mushroom Chardonnay sauté, creating a perfect symphony to the signature dish.
The restaurant sports a contemporary interior design furnished with wooden tables and modern classics chairs. Whether you are looking for great French food at an affordable price or a perfect place to dine with your date, poulet has something for everyone to savour and indulge in.
It started in 1882 with the opening of a little hosiery store in Romilly-sur-Seine, in a part of the Champagne region called the Aube. Emile Camuset, the man who opened that store, loved sports with a fierce passion. When he started making sports jersey in his small workshop, he probably never dreamed that, 130 years later, le Coq Sportif would become one of the world's most prestigious brands, renowned for its clothing, footwear and sporting equipment.
Their one hundred and thirty years of experience gives them a unique and authentic place in the market. They used to create products primarily for sportsmen. This inspired them, but it also challenged them. Meeting those challenges remains at the heart of their product philosophy today.
Their products have a simple, almost timeless quality.
This brand pays tribute to the authentic french touch, it's symmetry and proportions will appeal to urban citizens.
Agnès B. opened her first shop on Rue du Jour in Paris in 1975. Since then, she has designed clothing for men, women and children that reflects the spirit of the age by creating a wardrobe that can easily adapt to every personality and can be worn for a very long time. Today, Agnès b. continues to design each collection that bears her name, including accessories, watches, jewelry, and sunglasses. The company has more than one hundred shops throughout the world. A family enterprise, a civic enterprise, Agnès b. tries as much as possible to keep her production in France.
With the French designer’s strong passion to art and culture, agnès b. established a distinctive brand style that proliferates into a reputable international empire. The new boutique will house the very popular Bijoux and Votage Collection, which offers a spectrum of jewelleries and travel related products, such as: luggage, travel bags, passport holders and luggage tags, presenting the lifestyle concept of the brand.
The Financial Business district has another string to its bow: La Cantine, a lively and colourful French restaurant where your tastebuds will be doing somersaults.
When entering the Brasserie, you will observe architectural chandeliers derived from famous Parisian architecture, suspended from the roof down. This in conjunction with the logo of a roaster turned upside down begins to tell you the story of how they are no ordinary "Brasserie". As with Chef Bruno Menard and his food, this Brasserie recreates a whole new way of seeing and experiencing things, from a unique perspective.
On the menu, from starters to dessert, Chef Bruno Menard has made your classic French favourites, with his own playfully dynamic twist. As a starter, you may enjoy "La Tomate Farcie" (a Momotaro tomato filled with Zucchini chutney and olive oil, served with Yuzu-kosho tarragon sorbet, Parmesan cheese and Arugula) or the Cevennes onion soup on "Foie Gras à la Royale" and truffle scented Chantilly. Unless you prefer one of his homemade Terrines (Country pork head terrine made with condiments, tomato, shallots, butterhaed lettuce salad or Duck Foie Gras terrine, Fig chutney and Vinecao served with Poilane's bread).
On the wine list, La Cuvee de La Cantine" is a selection of white and red wines from Australia and France. they also have a large selection of red wines from Burgundy (Nuits Saint-George, Cote de Nuits) and Bordeaux (Saint -Emilion, Pauillac).
The design team headed by Emma Maxwell and Kelly Dickinson from The Stripe Collective have designed this new place from floor to ceiling including all the branding. Emma and Kelly have acquired considerable experience in designing restaurant concepts such as Sabio and Le Petit Cancale on Duxton Hill as well as &MADE by Bruno Menard at "Pacific Plaza on Scotts".
The space exudes the warmth of a classic brasserie, while capturing the whimsical, contemporary style of the cuisine mixed with their Chef's unique perspective on food. They borrowed elements from brasserie life and turned them on their head. From the upside-down logo featuring classic French icons, to the inverted Parisian cityscape of hand-carved wooden chandeliers watched over by topsy-turvy red rooster weathervane lights, and the tin-panelled ceiling that overflows elegantly onto the wall, every delightful detail of a traditional Brasserie has been playfully altered.
The renowned French luxury silverware and home accessories brand, has undergone a revamp for the first time since it opened more than 25 years ago.
Epitomising modern elegance, luxury and sophistication, this rejuvenation reinforces the brand’s ethos of keeping its rich traditional legacy in craftsmanship and quality while embracing and moving with the times.
With a cosy floor space of 880 sq ft, the revamped boutique, bathed predominantly in taupe and dark brown colour palette, now spots a more contemporary, spacious and inviting look that beautifully combines polished surfaces and marble flooring, steel and glass fixtures and well-lit recessed wall compartments that best showcase their range of silver products.
Upon entering the boutique, a full-length mirror engraved with Christofle’s coat of arms greets and reminds you of the French brand’s esteemed heritage that spans nearly two centuries.
Divided into three distinct sections, namely table services, gifts & décor and bijoux, the well-crafted silver products are organised in a neat and well-planned fashion. This enhances the shopping experience as you are able to move from one section to another with greater clarity on the products range.
The Table Services section includes silver flatware, porcelain plates, glassware and decanters; the gifts & décor section includes photo frames, home accessories and candelabras; while the bijoux section includes jewellery pieces or sets such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets for women and cufflinks for men.
With a contemporary bright and cosy design, Wine Connection has turned its old “Deli” into a splendid new Cheese Bar.
Available for both take-away and dine-in, a selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses is air-flown from Europe twice a month. You will find classics, such as Brie de Meaux, Saint Nectaire, Roquefort or Comte, from France, but also Parmiggiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola from Italy or Manchego from Spain, as well as some regional specialties: Swiss Tete de Moine, French Epoisses, or Sicilian Pecorino with black pepper.
Their a la Carte platters offer the option to create your own platter, selecting 3 to 7 items from their chef’s weekly selection, served with a crusty bread basket and assorted condiments.
If you are craving for more than “just” cheese, you won’t be disappointed with their giant salads and home-made tartines. The Camembert & Sautéed apples salad will pair perfectly with a glass of fresh Riesling, or the Flamiche tartine: Leek, Reblochon and Parma ham on a toasted slice of wholemeal bread.
Have a try at their traditional French Raclette with a modern twist. Melting cheese over potatoes & cold cuts, served with a side salad and traditional condiments.
They serve over 250 wines exclusively imported directly from vineyards around the world, a nice selection of over 20 wines by the glass and 8 beers from Belgium and Germany.
A new bakery concept is set to add to the old-school charm of the Tiong Bahru estate. Tiong Bahru Bakery is the result of a collaboration between Cynthia Chua of the Spa Esprit Group and Gontran Cherrier, a fourth-generation celebrity French baker whose loaves command a loyal following.
Cherrier, who has 2 TV shows and 9 bakery books under his belt, has been lauded for adding exciting modern touches to traditional French breads. His baking philosophy is to "go against the grain", marrying international flavours into his recipes while paying homage to classic French baking techniques. The creative energy behind TBB is due to the synergy between Gontran Cherrier and Cynthia Chua, who both share the same innovative spirit and spark.
Feast your senses with an array of seemingly familiar bakes but with exciting intercontinental twists. Be whisked off to Japan with each umami bite of the Miso Rye Bread, a well-crafted loaf with a complex savory finish. For those who prefer a sweeter bite, the fig, lemon & fennel bread is an ideal choice inspired by the Mediterranean sun. TBB also features a range of classic French delights such as meltingly flaky croissants and fragrant artisanal baguettes.
ET Artisan Sweets is a new bespoke cake boutique, specialising in Parisian macarons, cupcakes, decorated celebration cakes, wedding cakes, dessert tables and events.
They believe in the purity of taste and the art of eating well. Their sweets celebrate the nourishing goodness of natural flavours. Designed to deliver exquisite taste, their desserts combine the finest ingredients; Madagascar vanilla, French cream, pure sweet butter and only the best imported chocolates from around the world.
Inspired by earth's natural bounty, their menu also evolves to reflect each season's freshest fruit and berries. They employ traditional French culinary techniques with an American twist to create their delicious deserts. Each sweet is crafted and baked in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
The charming foliate motifs on their signature boxes capture the essence of their brand and identity. Like flowers budding in springtime, or summer berries ripe for the picking, each delicately handcrafted sweet promises to delight your senses.
ET Artisan Sweets create desserts and cakes for corporate clients and special events. They will even personalise desserts to suit your corporate image.
Mornings at ET Artisan Sweets are greeted with the warm and satisfying aromas of freshly baked pastries that are created in small batches to ensure their freshness and authenticity.
The Parisian luxury patisserie chain Ladurée, famous for its dainty macarons and elegant confections, will be opening it's very first store in Singapore, next year. It will open at the Ocean Financial Centre at Collyer Quay. And while the location for future outlets has not been confirmed yet, they are already looking to open 12 to 15 shops in Singapore over the next five years.
Ladurée's history all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery at 16 Rue Royale in Paris. During the same year, the first stone of the Garnier Opera was laid, and the area surrounding The Madeleine was rapidly developing into one of the capital’s most important and elegant business districts. The most prestigious names in French luxury goods had already taken up residence in this neighbourhood. In 1871, while Baron Haussmann was giving Paris a ‘‘new face’’, a fire made possible the transformation of the bakery into a pastry shop.
They will be introducing more than 20 new menu items which feature local flavours, such as pandan eclair and pandan millefeuille. These will be exclusive to Singapore and created by their local team.
Ladurée takes a very straightforward approach. Most of their macarons are single-flavor, with a few being a combination of two, at most. This emphasis on simplicity allows Ladurée to completely focus on ingredient quality and taste, ensuring each macaron is the best of its kind. Not only does Ladurée have the most true-to-life flavors, but the texture of their macarons is also the lightest and most delicate.
You will get to discover, the Lanvin creations of Alber Elbaz who not ontly makes women beautiful but also proves that sweets and beauty can go hand in hand.
With 20 years of culinary experience in 5 stars hotels and resorts, Laurent Bernard opened his first French patisserie at Robertson Quay. A year later, Laurent opened another cafe-restaurant at Portsdown, followed by a retail outlet at Takashimaya food hall. Laurent is today well established in Singapore and his exquisite chocolates are well known all around Asia.
The company has the AVA licence for retail and HACCP system is also applied in the factory. The products are made in Singapore with French ingredients, under Laurent Bernard's supervision to ensure the quality and the safety of his products. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier supplies hotels, banks and even restaurants.
The success of Laurent Bernard Chocolatier brand is due to the passion and commitment of the chef himself. Each indulgent piece of chocolate is painstakingly developed and moulded with love and creativity. Must tries are his soft and feathery souffle and exceptional chocolates.
Spend time with your friends learning about chocolate, rent their place at Takashimaya food hall to organize your own social or corporate event.
"La Boutique", Lobby level St Regis Hotel, 29 Tanglin Road
The major book retailer Kinokuniya will be opening a new outlet next year.
The Japanese store will be located at Jem, and is expected to open in the second quarter of next year. The 6,000 sq bookshop will be twice the size of their outlet in Bugis Junction and will carry books in English, Chinese and Japanese.
Appealing to a younger crowd of mostly young executives and students, Kinokuniya carries a comprehensive range of books in categories such as fiction, comics and graphic novel, travel, language and business. Their outlets exude a unique charm that will make you head back to them each time to satiate your reading needs.
It will be the brand's fourth store in Singapore, providing an extensive collection of over 500,000 quality titles from all over the world, including Chinese, French and German publications. Expect an excellent range of books at reasonable prices.
It is the first of its kind in Singapore, a hearty seafood restaurant catering to the French Acadienne or Cajun palette.
In rustic and authentically Creole fashion, partake of their tasty seafood boil with your bare hands and tuck into the mouthwatering flavors of Louisiana in a fun and laid back way. Sample rich, aromatic Creole styles in their menu’s garlic butter and lemon pepper variations or choose a comfortable Cajun spice level to suit your individual taste buds.
Live seafood highlights include fresh crab, lobsters, prawns and a seasonal variety of sweet ocean pickings. Pair off your sumptuous meal with a choice selection of internationally-sourced craft beers including Schneider-Weisse and Hitachino or the delectable German Weltenburger Kloster on tap.
Their restaurant is located in the cosy cluster of Jalan Riang at the heart of Upper Serangoon’s thriving residential area, setting the perfect vibe for enjoying fun times with great company.
A new Egg-ccessorize has opened at Orchard Central.
EGG3 was founded by two partners, Annie Tan and Mike Tan in 2004. They wanted to create a place for you to find products that have character and unique enough for every different individual.
Entering the new EGG3 concept store is a pleasant visual feast, the eclectic mix of French inspired and Chinoiserie style. The store represents a wide array of home ware accessories, traditional as well as contemporary, presented with wit, innovation and imagination, offering ideas and suggestions to inspire you to create your own unique environment. The new store is brightly lit, improved layout, more spacious, wider assortment of collectibles, encompassing all the right essence of retail environment to achieve a satisfying shopping experience.
Most of the merchandise is saleable, including some of the art-décor cabinets, exclusively designed lamp shades and carpets. They have also included a scent collection of limited distribution of Prada and Paul Smith fragrances, which are carefully chosen to synergize with the nuances of their unique store aesthetics.
New collections include in-house designs of nature-inspired t-shirts, cushion covers and collectible accessories, a collaboration with some of the finest graphic designers in Singapore.
A loving tribute to fine European coffee and pastries, Tuxedo is Singapore's chic new destination at the Carlton Hotel, for those who appreciate fine coffee, cakes, pastries and sandwiches.
The ideal spot for casual morning meetings or intimate afternoon chats, Tuxedo is also great for takeaway snacks and light meals.
Enjoy a selection of classic items like delicate French croissants and rich baked cheesecake, and signature specialties like their own lobster pie and indulgent Tuxedo cake made with Valrhona chocolate. The open kitchen on the same level allows you to watch their bakers at work, making everything fresh daily, from scratch, by hand, one at a time. The way it should be.
The boutique it their 1st flagship store in ASEAN and is poised to deliver a more personalised and luxurious experience for you to experience the Laneige brand world, from exclusive in-store design elements such as water ripple motifs to make-up, facial services and product offering.
Laneige, is one of the fastest growing international beauty brands, it completes the beauty of women by pursuing the artistic sensibility of Water Science to help you achieve the radiant, dewy skin you have always longed for.
The name, means "snow" in French and encapsulates the powerful hydration benefits of the brand, as well as the intensive research by Laneige scientists to distill patented Water Science technology, incorporated into the Laneige products.
The lightweight yet powerful formulas penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing and boosting the skin's regenerative qualities for beautiful luminous skin.
Discover a rejuvenated beauty awakening in skincare and makeup with Laneige.
Crate and Barrel announced they will open its first Asian store in Singapore. It will occupy two floors at Ion Orchard, and is scheduled to open in December 2012.
Back in the 60s Gordon and Carole Segal wanted to create contemporary, affordable housewares they had admired throughout their travels.
Passionate to make these designs available to others, the Segals traveled throughout Europe buying directly from glassblowers and ceramicists, from factories making beautiful French copper pots and simple white bistro dinnerware.
The brand started with 1 employee to 7,000 nowadays and has more than 100 stores in almost every north American market.
Crate and Barrel offers a variety of upmarket housewares, furniture, and related merchandise. These are displayed in the "vignette" style, where items are grouped together as they might appear in the home. The company was an innovator of this style, which has since become more widely used.
The french cuisine restaurant Absinthe has recently moved to new location on Boat Quay.
Absinthe was created as a comfortable, convivial and unassuming place serving delicious and tasty dishes, not forgetting of course the extensive selection of reasonably priced wines covering not only most of France wine producing regions but as well a fair representation of others countries. Make sure you do taste one of the Absinthes, experience the Green Fairy.
For those who prefer to dine in privacy, Absinthe has 3 private rooms elegantly designed for all corporate/informal events. 2 of these rooms named after a prominent wine and champagne, Azelia and Billecart Salmon. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthdays, anniversaries and cocktail events.
Their wine-list despite being predominantly French: they have a good representation of Burgundies beside the unavoidable Bordeaux, they still manage to offer a little selection of some other countries.
A large selection of wines by the glass as well as a decent selection of half bottles should enable you to find the right match to your food.
The restaurant is a contemporary French-Japanese fine dining restaurant helmed by Chef Laurent Peugeot. Their menu is strongly influenced by both traditional and modern French and Japanese culinary techniques and ingredients, and given a local twist with the addition of spices and the use of native produce in some of the dishes.
With the innovative use of some unconventional ingredients complemented by an elegant presentation style, a meal at LP+Tetsu is a gastronomic adventure that promises to invoke all of your five senses.
The décor of LP+Tetsu is by award winning interior design architect Sébastian Lorgeoux of French firm Alidade, who was also responsible for the interior design of the restaurant; Le Charlemagne. The design is purposely simple yet tasteful and elegant so as not to distract you from the food.
Modern and sleek lines, coupled with grey and white tones, dominate the décor and a Perspex bamboo centrepiece in the dining room represents the Japanese influence in the menu. To reach the main dining room, you have to walk through a softly lit corridor, past the semi-open kitchen, which will give you a partial view of the hands of the chefs at work. This serves to pique your curiosity about the food you are about to eat.
The restaurant can sit 74, including a small private room for eight diners. The private room is also the only place in the restaurant where you will have the privilege of watching the chefs at work through the large window that bestows a full view of the kitchen.
For all Paris Baguette's fans, they have now opened at the newly revamped Wisma Atria. A unique and classy store awaits you. Let yourself be charmed by the lovely cakes, puddings, crispy baguette and many more, you will be spoilt for choices.
Paris Baguette is a division of SPC Group, an international food and food services company based in Korea. It was established in November 1986 and produces French classic bread and confectionery products.
They rank as the top brand, in the highly competitive Korean bakery market. The brand presently supplies fresh bakery products to customers through 2,900 stores in Korea, and 50 stores in China.
Offering you the highest quality products with only the freshest ingredients.
Most of the pastries are self-serve, you just pick up a tray and a set of tongs and pick what you like. The cakes are in a display case for you to order.
Along with their beautiful individual pastries and large cakes, Paris Baguette has a nice refrigerated selection of drinks to go with your afternoon snack, and they sell coffee and tea as well. Also enjoy their selection of ready made sandwiches.
The modern French-themed bistro Poulét opened at Bugis+, offering affordable French classics.
The restaurant features a 60-seat open dining area inspired by the modern alfresco setting in France. You'll will be able to view the chefs in action through an open kitchen while indulging in casual comfort.
Driven by the passion and inspiration from market ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Poulét serves up an array of French cuisines. Menu offerings include everything requisite to compose a complete French meal; Appetisers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Mains, Sides and Desserts.
Have a try at their irresistible profiteroles, or opt for a lighter option with their tasty "Salade de Paris". Their signature dish is obviously the "Poulet Roti", prepared with the house's secret recipe, cooked with Chardonnay, and served with a creamy home-made mushroom sauté.
The restaurant is designed with its picture-frame effect and the textural contrast creates a contemporary yet cozy atmosphere that is conducive for both social and corporate entertainment.
The typical French bistros, is the perfect for a quick and casual meal. Bistro's superbly prepared cuisine consists of rather hearty portions at its best when accompanied by wines.
Apart from the extensive selection of seafood, duck, lamb and beef choices, the menu offers a fair selection of traditional French desserts as well. Orange and Grand Marnier soufflé, creme brûlée, warm melted Valrhona chocolate and profiteroles are some of the all time favourites.
A 4-course set dinner comprising of mostly the signature dishes is available. Their signature dishes are the duck leg confit and the red wine braised beef cheeks. Not forgetting the main highlight which is the "Entrecôte de Veau"; 500g double Peter's Farm milked veal sirloin carved and served at your table by the chef himself.
Service is great for this 100-seater restaurant, but it is in the food that you will be in for a real treat. A visit for lunch or dinner will tell you the rest of the Au Petit Salut epicurean story.
Au Chocolat, a French inspired Bistro and Confiserie poises to set a new benchmark for dining concept stores.
Covering almost 4,700 square feet it recently opened its doors at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Located on the Bay Level, it's prominent façade of French fixtures instils a sense of nostalgia that French antiquated streets reflect, with its calm and sophisticated ambience.
Marrying old-world elegance and the nostalgic charm of Paris, Au Chocolat captivates you with one-of-a-kind elements such as a molten chocolate roof, genial packaging, fascinating artwork and a miniature vintage train set running across the ceiling.
The Au Chocolat Bistro provides an all-day dining menu of traditional French flavours and international cuisine in cosy comfort, where you can enjoy an extensive food menu that will warm their hearts. Catering to the preference of all palates, They offer a wide selection of an all-day breakfast menu, salads, pastas, tasty roasted meats, and hand-made savoury and sweet crepes, alongside a snack menu to curb the munchies, such as tater tots, truffle fries, and mushroom bites.To cater to all ages, a special assortment of child-friendly dishes includes French toast crunch, 'OO' mini burgers, little chicken tenders and Danielle’s battered fish. An impressive list of beverages, including its signature Au Chocolat hot fudge and uniquely chocolate blended drinks, rounds off the menu.
Enjoy the ultimate retail experience at the Au Chocolat Confiserie with its very own master chocolatier at work in the chocolate atelier creating delectable works of art on site. The Au Chocolat Confiserie also hosts a pâtisserie with a great variety of mouth-watering desserts such as cakes, pies and pastries. Expect to find the finest chocolates made fresh daily and unique candies all in one place.
The brand is a French family owned business that has become a worldwide major player in men’s ready to wear clothing. Celio was first established in Paris, France when the first store opened three decades ago in 1985. By 1992 the brand had expanded to 100 stores in France and opened its first international store in Belgium. Over the coming years the brand expanded consistently and today boasts over 850 stores in more than 40 countries. The brand bases its success to its five core values that are represented by the Celio five pointed star logo.
These values are: Masculinity: Continuously aware of men’s consumption behaviour and their relationship to clothing, Celio offers you a space truly dedicated to men, offering fashion that is virile, relaxed and sensual with a Latin touch. Seduction: Resolutely aesthetic, the Celio style focuses on quality, the variety of colours and cuts, refinement and discretion. What’s more, the style also appeals to women! An open outlook: A strong value that entails respect for others, well-being, the art of living, altruism, sharing and exchanges. A generous nature: Being accessible, affordable, with no borders, citizen-focused, honest and offering good quality for money. Service: Celio accompanies men, helps them find reference points, gives them the keys to understanding fashion codes and offers them irreproachable service and reception.
They knows men inside out. It will no only guide you, it stimulates you to take pleasure in being well dressed. A simple, universal name, readily identifiable graphics, strong customer culture and constant innovations have made it into a well-known and recognized brand. Celio is creative, inspired and unifying.
The French fashion label Chloé has finally re-opened its store in Ngee Ann City and is now stocking the full range of women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, jewellery and even fragrance lines.
The House was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion. She started Chloé after moving to Paris in 1945 with a vision and coined the term "prêt-à-porter" which means ready-to wear.
In 1950 Gaby Aghion, rejecting the stiff formality of 1950s fashion and sensing a gap in the market, decided to create a line of off the rack, high quality, soft, body conscious clothes from fine fabrics, which she called 'luxury prêt-à-porter' and thus, the prêt-à-porter market we know today, was born. The couturiers quickly followed suit (the first being Givenchy, in 1956) and today, designer ready-to-wear heavily outweighs couture.
Gaby Aghion continued to run the house until 1985, when Chloe was bought-out by Dunhill Holdings, nowadays held by Richmond Group.
Chloe's collections are diversified into 5 major sections: ready to wear, accessories, children's wear, fragrance and "See by Chloe".
Oenotheque by Wine Universe is a joint venture by fourth-generation Swiss vintner, Dominique Giroud and their new Managing Director cum owner, Claude Dizerens.
Wine Universe is a leading wine retailer and brokerage in Switzerland. This international endeavour, makes a perfect pairing of passion and food & beverage expertise.
Nestled in a corner of Millenia Walk, Oenotheque by Wine Universe’s glassy exterior with its sidewalk alfresco lounge invites guests to step into its chic space incorporating a retail cellar, a restaurant and a bar.
Featuring a menu of contemporary French cuisine and Swiss favourites paired with a treasury of wines from all over the world, the food and wines presented enhance each other, and will elevate your culinary experience to another level.
You may pick your own menu by going a la Carte or have the six-course degustation menu for sheer indulgence. Tapas is also served after 3pm.
Buy a bottle, or even a carton or two of wines extending from the old world to the new. Get help with the wine pairing for your chosen meal, their knowledgeable service crew will meet your dining needs.
The restaurant's dynamic space is adept for any occasion, whether for dates, business lunches, meet ups with friends or private events.
Step into an ambience bathed in stunning contemporary chic for culinary encounters designed for an unforgettable dining experience.
Awarded Best Restaurant of the Year 2007, the newly renovated Saint Pierre offers abundant style in its sensational cuisine, dazzling beverages, elegant service and striking interiors. The latest addition to its premise, which has quickly taken on tremendous popularity, is the fabulous molecular bar serving breathtaking bar mixes specially concocted by its owner chef, Emmanuel Stroobant.
In 2008 the restaurant was admited into the esteemed group of Relais & Chateaux and this tribute has escalated Saint Pierre into the echelons of international acknowledgement of its exclusive standards.
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for, and a personal commitment to, ensuring you moments of exceptional harmony.
This quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé has its flagship store at 30 Penhas Road, Lavender, a second outlet at Mandarin Gallery and a third outlet at The Scarlet Hotel which is situated very close yet nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The patisserie is paying homage to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and her lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries. Antoinette sets the benchmark for the pastry and dessert scene in Singapore, but with her takes of French classic desserts.
Antoinette’s repertoire of French classics will tempt everyone. The Religiuese of Caramel is a visually stunning tower of choux puffs filled with the most luscious caramel cream accentuated by touch of fleur de sel, crowned with caramel glaze and delicate butter cream trimmings. The Savarin, a grand classic in the French pastry context, consist of a baba pastry delicately infused citrus rum syrup and finished with a rosette of vanilla crème Chantilly. Finally the melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate mousse perfumed with the aromas of earl grey tea encases a chocolate biscuit, raspberry coulis and an earl grey tea crumble. At the viennoiserie shelf you’ll find a selection of the most buttery and flaky pastries you can get warmed up. A special mention has to be for the kouglof; a yeasted bread-like cake with the aromas of orange blossom water specked with nuggets of moist raisins and toasted almond flakes. This is a traditional Alsatian specialty that is lovingly baked in a glazed earthenware mould giving it its distinctive shape of a crown, a favourite of Maire Antoinette.
On the menu one will find classic French offerings such as Boeuf Bourguignon, a slow braised wagyu brisket in red wine served with garlic mash and seasonal vegetables and a traditional country pate,pan fried and served with cornichon, petit salad, two mustards and warm baguette. Or how about some authentic French crepes served with a wide range of generous fillings both savoury and sweet.
You will be sure to find yourself lured into a welcoming lounge fit for royalty with refined plush upholstery, panelled walls, antique lighting and a cosy fireplace. Definitely a treat well deserved.
Flam’s Singapore just opened a brand new restaurant located at Orchard Central Commercial center. Founded in 1989 in the town of Strasbourg in the Alsace region, in France, Flam’s is an original and renowned restaurant concept featuring a traditional French dish called Flammekueche or Tarte Flambée.
They are one of the Flammekueche specialist from France. For more than 20 years, they have been perpetuating the tradition of this unique French product: a thin crust dough, a home made creamy base of yogurt and spices, sweetened by a touch of delicious crème fraîche, and finely chopped beech smoked bacon.
The Flammekueche is a unique French dish. Legend says that it was invented by the farmers from the Alsace region in the east of France who used to bake their own bread at home. It was prepared beforehand and used to test the heat of the wood-fired oven. The embers would be pushed aside to make room to the pie in the middle of the oven, and the intense heat would bake the flammekueche in only 2 or 3 minutes. Traditionally, the thin crust is in the shape of a rectangle, like the bakers’ oven wooden shovel.
The Flammekueche is baked in their special oven in less than 3 minutes at 360°c. It is then served straight away, and traditionally shared by the guests who use their fingers to enjoy it!
Orchard Central Commercial Centre, 181 Orchard Road
Balzac Brasserie is located at Rendezvous Hotel’s newly-opened dining gallery, alongside the busy Bras Basah thoroughfare. White-laced curtains, banquette seats, an original Parisian long bar fitted with an operating antique draft beer dispenser and furniture straight from the City of Lights make up the café-culture atmosphere.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the Brasserie serves up a slice of unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
The Food is approachable, with straightforward flavors typical of French classics. A small, edited selection of dishes is available for breakfast, followed by a larger menu of favorites for lunch, dinner and bar snacks. And keeping to the character of a real French Brasserie, a daily special set menu is served every lunch and dinner.
The French classics are prepared by chef Jean-Charles Dubois and his team. Chef Dubois comes from the village of Angers in Loire Valley, France and he was previously from The French Kitchen. His love for the freshest ingredients combined with modern culinary techniques enables him to produce delicious, perfectly done cuisine.
You definitely can’t miss the Foie Gras De “Castaing” Appetizer. This home-made foie gras terrine is served with seasonal fruit compote, farmer’s toast and petite salade. It is perfect just before a meal or as a finger food accompanied by some drinks at the bar.
If you’re craving for some true blue French cuisine or some drinks, do check out Balzac Brasserie that not only takes pride in its food but the setting of the bistro too!
Photo Credit : Alex Ang
#01-01 Rendezvous Gallery, Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Road
Housed in one of Singapore's trendiest heritage districts, La Maison Fatien Singapour extends the tradition, warmth and welcome of its namesake in Burgundy.
The four storey, pre-war conservation house is typical of Singaporean architecture at the turn of the century, with its distinctive five-foot walkway entrance, Peranakan-styled windows, and central airwell.
Restored and converted, La Maison Fatien Singapour promises to be a perfect blend of classic French bistro in Asia's true melting pot and gateway. Spanning three of four storeys, the first and second levels of the restaurant allow 60 guests to dine in the comforts of home while the fourth level is a multi-function space for private and corporate events.
Paul & Joe is named after store creator Sophie Albou's two sons.
After graduating from the French Fashion Institute, she went on to join the team at Azzédine Alaia, where she developed her talent and her generous style. After the first successful working experience, she became a stylist for Le Garage Shirts and after six years decided to create her own brand.
In 1995 she launched her first menswear collection, contrasting strongly with men's fashion around at the time; young, fresh, retro and colourful. This was a resounding success; her first customers adored the collections, spurring her on to create a womenswear collection, which she did a year later. The collection was made up of shirts and trousers to begin with, but rapidly evolved, bearing more and more of the hallmarks of her unique style: fresh, highly colourful, with flamboyant prints and very feminine fabrics.
The Paul & Joe woman resembles its creator, active, bubbly; she loves to travel and loves the luxury of being able to mix and match her own wardrobe, and to accessorise it according to her mods or her timetable. She is a resolute anti-conformist.
Sophie is now developing a specific universe in all her boutiques, bringing back her unique and original finds from the far flung corners of the world, giving each of her stores its own very special charm.
The womenswear boutique in Rue Des Saints Péres opened its doors in September 2001 and is today the finest example of this. Almost simultaneously he opened a boutique in Rue Du Four dedicated exclusively to menswear.
Paul & Joe has never stopped changing. The brand has over thirty boutiques throughout the world, from Paris to London via Seoul to Jakarta and now the luxury Italian brand has arrived in Singapore. Paul & Jo is also distributed in the most prestigious multi-brand department stores in the world: Barney's, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Le Printemps and Harrods to name but a few.
If you were wondering where the former executive chef of The St. Regis Singapore (Frédéric Colin) disappeared to, then you'll be pleased to know that he has taken over the location of Table 66 and has just started his own restaurant called Brasseri Gavroche, a cosy French brasserie.
Chef Frédéric is a stellar chef and one who can consistently deliver dish after dish of excellence. Chef Frédéric studied at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière Jean Ferrandi in Paris and entered the finals of France’s apprentice of the year award. His first cooking assignment was during military service, where he was personal chef to the Military Governor of Paris. A steady climb ensued, giving him opportunities to work with celebrated chefs and filling his resume with many Michelin-starred restaurants.
For the francophiles amongst you, this is definitely a place you need to add to your must-visit list and be sure to try the baked pork terrine pie with duck liver and Grandpa Henri's fish quenelle with crayfish sauce, they are both to die for.
The name of Nick Vina Bakery comes from an artisan Chef Nick Chua and pastry Chef Vina Wang who love baking. The bakery was set by with the inspiration of Chef Nick Chua who wanted to bring back the traditional process of bread baking when he was working in a small but famous bakery shop in Germany, Hanover. He wanted people to feel homely and more so than any other modern bakery in Singapore.
He emphasizes more on handcrafted bread and pastry than ones that are machine processed. With his group of people that share a passion for artisan breads, and a desire to share with others the joy of savouring artisan bread, they know their customers get fresh, wholesome bread each time.
Simple, made perfect. A dough with no preservatives, made from organic French flour and their own sourdough, moulded lovingly by hand, let to prove naturally in their wooden cabinet and baked in stone ovens.
Artisan bread is the healthiest choice of bread compared with commercial/factory made bread. It uses minimum ingredients and does not include any artificial ingredients or preservatives. Hence, artisan breads are particularly popular among health conscious consumers.
Artisan bread is bread that is handcrafted by an artisan baker rather than massproduced. In its purest form, it is made from only flour, water, salt and yeast. First introduced by the Egyptians in 8000BC, it was gradually overshadowed by the rise of large-scale production factories that churned out a huge array of commercial breads with chemical additives to extend their shelf life and soften their crumb. However, in recent times artisan bread is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, as more consumers seek to enjoy the wholesomeness of artisan bread.
The artisan baker is a craftsperson who selects quality ingredients, provides an ideal environment for the bread to develop, and uses his skill and knowledge in baking science to mix, ferment, shape and bake a handcrafted loaf of bread. Hence, while artisan bread usually consists of not more than five ingredients, its texture and flavour are generally superior to that of commercial breads.