Say bonjour to Singapore’s latest French restaurant – Fleur De Sel. Located next to another French eatery – Brasserie Gavroche in Tras Street, this new 35-seater Fleur De Sel is the culmination of Owner-Chef Alexandre Lozachmeur’s immense love for fine French cuisine and wine. Having worked in the kitchen at three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Restaurant in Paris and Au Petit Salut, Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis Hotel, Restaurant Dolce Vita in Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Harbour Grill in Hilton Hotel in Singapore, Fleur De Sel serves up reasonably priced French cuisine using fresh and seasonal ingredients.
An open-concept kitchen takes centre-stage in Fleur De Sel. You get to sit at the private kitchen table and watch Chef Alex in action. A big part of the Fleur De Seldining experience is Chef Alex’s personal touch. Chef Alex loves to prepare dishes in front of his customers with the best and freshest seasonal ingredients, sharing his knowledge and deep love for the French cuisine. In this new French restaurant with a cosy warm ambience, Chef Alex or one of his chefs will also personally introduce every dish they present to your table.
Fleur De Sel (french for “Flower of Salt”) is a hand harvested sea salt and is integral to Chef Alex’s cooking. You’ll be served two types of Fleur De Sel salts to go with your bread for a difference. Chef Alex may just surprise you with an Amuse bouche, like tasty seared lamb loin cubes, to welcome and entice you with what’s to come in the evenings. For cheese lovers, don’t miss the Les Assortiments (18), an impressive cheese cart with seven different interesting types of cheese to be enjoyed with condiments like figs, walnuts, grapes. Taste a changing array of interesting cheese including Normandy Camembert, Valencay, Fourme d ambert and Comte.
Raised in South France, much of Chef Alex’s cooking influence comes from there. Kick start your meal with their must-try starters, the Boston lobster bisque Le Homard ($25) and Mushroom soup Les Champignons ($19). If you are a seafood lover, the sweet tasty scallops in pumpkin puree Les Saint-Jacques ($28) or the palatable Le Crab ($24) seasoned with tartar sauce, crushed avocado, herbs salad and balsamic, will delight you.
For the mains, the French classic dishes such as the delectable seared duck liver with sweet apple tartin Le Foie Gras de Canard ($28), tender slow cooked seared duck breast Le Canard ($39) and the delish Seared lamb saddle with big cut ratatouille L’agneau ($42), will not disappoint. For the more adventurous palate, there’s the appetizing braised shredded Rabbit risotto Le Lapin ($35) or Les Cuisses de Grenouille ($20), crumbed frog legs in brown garlic butter. For a healthier choice, go for La Lotte ($38), braised Monkfish with fennel, croutons and bouillabaisse jus.
The French is famed for their desserts. Make sure you make room for their divine L’ananas ($15), delicious Sarawak pineapple roasted with rum coriander and topped with vanilla ice-cream. If you want something more conventional, there’s the best selling Au Chocolate ($18) with fleur de sel caramel, chocolate and praline layers.
Fleur De Sel also offers 8-course Degustation Menu ($168++/pax). Let Chef Alex’s inspiration take you on a culinary adventure. For the budget conscious, there’re also 3-course executive lunch sets ($38++ or $48++ per person) and 4-course set dinner ($88++ per person) and 5-course set dinner ($108++ per person) to choose from.
Besides delectable French food, the restaurant has an extensive wine selections and exclusive Fleur De Sel cocktails specially created with the help from renown cocktail bar, 28 Hong Kong Street. The cocktails include refreshing Foreign Legion Fizz ($20) with Gin, raspberry, orange bitters and Fleur De Sel Aperitif ($21) with French Gin, Tonic, Basil, Grapfruit, noa cucumber and salt. The smooth Corsair ($19) with Plantation Granada, Chartreuse Yellow and pineapple gum is an excellent smooth digestive cocktail to end a lovely meal.
Fleur De Sel
64 Tras Street #01-01 Singapore 079003
Tel: +65 6222 6861
Opening Hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 12pm to 2:30 pm (Lunch), 6:30pm to
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