Thursday, December 27, 2007

La Petite Cuisine, Serene Centre

La Petite Cuisine, Serene CentreLe Petit Cuisine (#01-05 Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene) has been on and off my radar for a while now. The place is known to do bistro styled French cuisine with no frills and at an affordable price. The place is not fancy at all at the slightest. The food's rather simple with no frills. If you're expecting ambience that accompanies the romantic imagery of dining in a French restaurant, you can burst that bubble. There is none of that there. Think plastic table sheets and laminated card menus. This was about affordable French food which could probably make a good introduction to anyone who is curious about what one can expect of bistro styled food.

La Petite Cuisine, foie grasfoie gras panfried with orange confit and salad ($15)

For a $15 foie gras, I cannot complain much. But if I had to say it, I would have liked a more crispy surface. The ones here aren't well caramelised. The insides of the liver do melt in your mouth and for what they charged, was definitely a better deal than a pseudo fancy rendition that featured a bigger price tag and noticeably smaller portions. The one gripe that I had with the foie gras was that the supposed orange confit tasted a lot like a Worcester sauce reduction.

La Petite Cuisine, ravioliravioli of prawn and foie gras in lemon creme ($12)

This ravioli would have scored better if the skin was better made. In each one of them was a single shrimp and a small but identifiable piece of foie gras. The accompanying lemon creme sauce was actually pretty decent. Instead of stuffed squares of pasta, these were shaped much like wanton or other Chinese styled dumplings. There were only three pieces.

La Petite Cuisine, confit de canardconfit de canard with gratin ($14)

Not much complains about the confit de canard apart from really small portions. It's might not be the best out there but it's a decent rendition served with a tasty gratinated potatoes on the side.


Ms One Boobie said...

Yup..! i'll have to say.. that it's pretty cheap for the kinda food.. :)

D said...

Yet another place to tryout if I get back to Singapore.
Belated Merry Christmas mate and a pre-emptive Happy New Year!

LiquidShaDow said...

Hey D,

Merry belated Christmas to you too and a Happy New Year! I noticed that you used 'if' instead of 'when'. ;)