saveur art, ion.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

strangely enough, i've never been to saveur. i remember going to the purvis street outlet a couple of years ago, but we were turned off by the wait, and so, headed off to eat thai food instead. french food, i suppose, has never been high on my to-try list. i finally got tempted to try saveur art, the atas version of saveur, after receiving an email from chope- pay by visa and get $10 off with minimum $30 spent.

i made a reservation for a weekday lunch. it was smaller and quieter than i'd expected, but not complaining- all the more i could have a leisurely lunch. the $29 3-course set lunch was a pretty good deal, but i didn't want dessert, so i asked if i could swap the dessert for another appetiser. sadly, they were quite rigid about it. i still ordered the set lunch, though, because if i'd ordered the two items i wanted a la carte i'd have to pay more, anyway. coffee/tea was for an additional $3, so i asked if i could have coffee in place of dessert, and they readily agreed! so that was a bonus.

i got the egg confit (extra $2) for my appetiser. i was expecting to wait, but it was served almost instantaneously. a perfectly runny egg lay atop a bed of truffled potato mousseline, with toasted macadamia nuts and fried crispy bits for extra crunch. they weren't kidding when they said truffle, too. the mousseline was super smooth, velvety and creamy- i wiped the plate clean. i loved everything about the plate, except the fried bits, which were too oily. would've gladly swapped those for more of the toasted macadamia nuts, because they were yum.

service was pretty attentive. my plate was cleared soon after i finished it, and water topped up frequently. i got the duck confit as my main, since that was basically what they're famous for. and it was as good as promised. super crispy and light skin- i usually remove the skin, but this was so crisp and delicious that i ate it all. something so light and crisp should have no calories anyway, right? every part of the dish worked well together, from the roasted potatoes, bacon bits, slightly sour cabbage (reminded me of sauerkraut, actually) to the flavoursome jus.

black coffee was the perfect finisher to my meal. i enjoyed every bite, and now i'm curious to check out saveur.

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