The Dirty Stall

Balzac Brasserie and Bar

Posted on: December 24, 2013

Tucked away as part of Hotel Rendezvous, this little bistro called Balzac Brasserie and Bar calls itself “a slice of Paris in the heart of Singapore”.

IMG_2884Given the way they’ve painstakingly done up the interior design to make it look like a real Parisian bistro, I’d say they succeeded. They even imported some furniture from France, just for added authenticity!

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This is one of their signature dishes, the Dubois’ Lobster Bisque.  Very rich and creamy, probably not the usual tomato-based kinds I’ve been accustomed to having over the years. This was probably my favourite dish here.

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Comes with a small bowl of sauteed organic mini Black Qwehli prawns, adding little bursts of strong crustacean flavour.

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Another signature, the beef cheeks ala cuillere. These are wagyu beef cheeks braised for 48 hours and served with pommes purée. Very tender but somewhat lacking in the taste department. The roasted tomato was nice though…..

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Duck confit – this was better than the beef cheeks but more dry than I expected. For me, I think the duck confit at La Petit Cuisine or Black Sheep Cafe is still better IMO.

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This was a tea that was given on the house for making me wait forever for dessert, because I think they forgot about it. It has now become one of my favourite tea flavours, Tea Forte’s White Ginger Pear tea flavour.

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Dessert was a Valrhona Chocholate Moelleux, or also more commonly known as chocolate lava cake, with a side of Tahitian vanilla ice-cream. Nice but nothing mind-blowing – maybe I’m just not a desserts person?

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While Balzac is a place I regularly recommend to people who want a nicer-than-usual place for lunches, I haven’t been back since. Not that the food was bad, but there just wasn’t any pull factor to bring me back, unlike some other places.

Balzac Brasserie and Bar

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