You’re in for a treat people, the French Week is coming up from the 10th-17th September 2016 where diners can enjoy exclusively crafted 3 course lunch and dinner set menus. I mean come on French food. For a whole week. I’m there.
Enjoy all of the deliciousness of French cuisine with up to 15 restaurants across the city offering week-long dining deals of exquisite food and wine. What’s not to love! From the wide choice of participating restaurants you can expect to dine on a mix of french classics and fusion gastronomy.
During the preview evening for the French Week I was introduced to French restaurant OCF situated in the heart of the cultural district on the second floor of The Arts House in between the Asian Civilization museum and the National Gallery. We were treated to canapés from OCF showcasing their romantic French cuisine. You can try their food out for yourself with their exclusive set lunch menu ($40++ pax) and dinner menu ($58++ pax).
We were also introduced to (my new favourite) French deli La Petite Boutique who kindly had 3 varieties of cheese and a selection of cured meats for us to try. They were good. No, scrap that. They were bloody delicious. Being a self confessed cheese wimp (keep that stinky bishop away from me please), the owner Morgane was more that happy to educate me on her two ‘mild’ cheeses.
I’d had a glass of wine I was ready to be bold. I sampled a deliciously creamy and slightly nutty Comté cheese, traditionally named because this was the cheese served to the Comté (aka a Count) in France… basically posh cheese to the rest of us non Comté folk. I also dared to try the Morbier cheese, which has a line of ash running through the middle. This cheese was made from the leftover cheese not used for the Comté and ash was thrown over it to preserve it from pests before more leftover Comté was thrown on top. It then became a cheese in its own right and let me tell you despite its humble origins it is one tasty cheese, which I would be proud to place on my cheese board. The cured mini saucisson balls were just as good as they sound – full of flavor and the perfect accompaniment to the cheese.
La Petite Boutique have a store in Serangooon and you can also order online at www.petiteboutique-sg.com
Each of the participating restaurants are offering a complimentary glass of French red or white wine with your meal and all bookings must be made through thefrenchweek.sg. You can also find a full list of the participating restaurants here too.