Sunday, 6 March 2011

Restaurant Review: The Brasserie by Philippe Mouchel

Location: Riverside at Crown
Cuisine: French Bread to start off.
Entree: Calamari and prawn salad [$22.00] 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 one of the best steaks I have ever had. 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 were 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. But then again, it *is* a side dish and it served that very purpose.
Dessert: The brasserie’s dessert tasting plate [$17.00 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 it was divine!
Overall Impression: 6/10

Extremely good service. Relaxed and romantic ambience. Remember to book though, I was there on a Saturday night and it was a full house.
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