A French Kiss In Singapore

Do not miss A French Kiss In Singapore.

Thank you SingTheatre and George Chan for putting this wonderful showcase of singing and storytelling together. Last Thursday we watched George Chan, Hossan Leong, Linden Furnell and Robin Goh interpret and deliver some of the most iconic French contemporary songs originally written and performed by Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg. We were blown away by the collective storytelling prowess of the quartet (as well as that of George, Hossan, Linden and Robin, who were nothing short of awesome).

For some more background on the French greats (and maybe jog your memory of some of the songs you already know):

A French Kiss in Singapore runs till 7 Dec. Book your tickets now.

Franckly beats any French fare in Singapore

This is turning into an eating tour of Shanghai.

It’s been a couple of hours since Naomi and I returned to our serviced apartment from dinner at Franck.

It was no ordinary dinner. It was OMG THIS IS SO GOOD WE COULD LIVE HERE AND EAT HERE, IF NOT EVERY DAY, THEN AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

We entered the premises cautiously, having read some unflattering reviews about Franck’s brusque, French service.

Maybe things change very quickly in Shanghai, cos we were looked after very well by the attentive staff who even took the trouble of interpreting the completely French menu which was wheeled from table to table.

All this after we thought we couldn’t possibly eat any more, cos on Saturday, we booked ourselves a table at La Creperie and had the best crepes outside Breton, even though mine looked as if a seagull had puked all over a doormat.

And I can’t believe the hot chocolate we had at Whisk. It coats your spoon. It coats your tongue. It coats everything!

And even though they refuse to serve you water, their chocolate would make Max Brenner grow hair.

P.S. Blogging from an iPhone isn’t easy.

La Petite Cuisine

La Petite Cuisine
Best Foie Gras for $15

Pan-seared foie gras for $15? That alone should be the clincher for La Petite Cuisine.

But because for both Naomi and myself, this place has some sort of history, there’s more to talk about.

We enjoyed the more expensive incarnation of this establishment about two years ago, when it was two shops down Bukit Timah Road at Cluny Court. Things were a little more formal, with the Maitre ‘D being all businesslike and brusque and the food at an exquisite standard. They closed shop for some reason, and we thought we had lost another good place to eat at.

But while they were still running La Cuisine, they also operated their more informal outlet at Serene Centre, and that’s now become their only outlet, which is not a bad thing, because La Petite Cuisine is petite mostly because the offerings are a lot cheaper. $15 for a foie gras, and $12 for the prawn and foie gras ravioli in lemon creme sauce gives you a cheapo French meal.

This place and The French Stall on Sturdee Road are out to prove that French food needn’t be pretentious or pricey. Just don’t expect any conversation from Mr Maitre ‘d.

Recommended (i.e. we only ate these): foie gras, prawn ravioli.

La Petite Cuisine
10 Jalan Serene
#01-05 Serene Center
Singapore 258748 (map)