Absinthe: Restaurant Week

October 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

The wagyu beef at this place is spectacular.

Apologies for the awful photos. I was using an iPhone 3GS and the lighting in the restaurant is very erm…romantic.

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Cocotte: Part Deux

October 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

I take it back.

French food can be hot, but only if it’s in Singapore. After the indulgence of the last visit to Cocotte, visions of roast chicken and French butter danced in my head, though not with each other and not to a Brazilian tango. But I digress. Despite the less than scalding temperature of the nosh from the first visit, we were looking for a suitably special restaurant for a celebratory lunch (new job and exam passed!) and Cocotte fit the bill, so we went.

To relive the delectable experience, we visited one sultry Saturday afternoon for lunch and were rewarded with the lunch set menus. There were a few to choose from; you decide on the set and pick the dishes from pre-selected groups. Tip: Visit them at lunch time for the same good food at half to 2/3 the price you’d have to pay for dinner.

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Cocotte: French Food sans Fuss

April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Hot French food is an oxymoron.

One thing this bear has never been able to figure out is why French food is never piping hot. Whether in Paris or Singapore, I’ve never managed to scald my tongue while chowing down on French cuisine. My recent visit to Cocotte at Wanderlust Hotel didn’t change my opinion, but it did open my eyes to how satisfying and un-snooty French food can be.

Take the Poulet Roti, for example.

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