Fête nationale or Bastille Day (to English speaking countries) – the French national day is celebrated on the 14th of July. With international borders still closed for some, join us as we skip Charles de Gaulle airport and show you how to partake in “Le Quatorze Juillet” with French flair at home.
For starters, we have handpicked a selection of French wines available from our Bottle Shop with a special promotion for Bastille Day. Chill the Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent, Maurice Gavignet Nuits Saints Georges 2017 or the Domaine Vaudon Chablis; whilst sipping on the Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve, peruse our recommendations of superb French food, delivered directly to you from UrbanFindr…
Helmed by Chef/ Restaurateur Gwen Lim and Chef Christophe Grilo, this wonderful French bistro showcases discerning modern and classic offerings. Located at Millenia Walk, their extensive menu celebrates delicious French dishes and here are our top choices.
The Duck Confit Salade, a whole leg served warm with bacon, poached egg and croutons; classic Salade Nicoise comprising tuna, French beans, olives, egg, green pepper and anchovies; Lobster Bisque – lobster tail, tomato and white wine and the Chicken Liver Mousse, spread on their freshly baked Signature Sourdough are fabulous starters.
Mains that stand out include the classic Boeuf Bourguignon – 24 hour braised beef cheeks, bacon, mushroom and mash potatoes; Cassoulet au Confit de Canard – a flavourful white bean stew filled with pork sausage, duck confit, bacon, confit pork shoulder and the Seabass en Croute accompanied with onion confit, tomato, olive, a herb butter sauce and a side salad.
Nestled on Tras Street, this casual space features charcuterie and cheese for sharing, as well as authentic French fare.
Choose their Homemade Duck Rillette served with pickles and warm bread; Foie Gras Terrine accompanied by pear and raisin chutney, raspberry coulis and brioche or the Cheese Platter of 4 different cheeses.
We like their Nicoise Salad – tuna tataki, beans, hard boiled egg with a Dijon mustard dressing; the Confit of Duck Leg served with the earthy mushroom risotto, baby spinach and thyme jus, and, the Seasonal Morisseau Bouchot Mussels available only in limited portions daily!
Co-owned by Anthony Charmetant and Mathieu Escoffier, this one Michelin starred Gastro Wine Bar on Craig Road houses over 3,000 bottles of wine, one of the most extensive offerings in Singapore. Just as impressive is their food menu showcasing classic French food with finesse.
For conviviality, the Le Foie Gras (duck liver terrine), Le Saume Fume (wilde smoked salmon with blinis and Isigny cream) and Le Cecina de Wagyu (36 months dried Wagyu beef) are great for sharing.
As are Les Sucettes D’Agneau de lait – milk fed lamb lollipop from the Pyrenees; roasted Le Poulet de Bresse – female Bresse breed, fattened for a minimum of 3 weeks and fed specific cereals from the appellation, and, Le Homard Bleu – Normandy Blue Lobster served with umami butter.
To end this meal, the classic La Tarte Tatin (apple tart), Le Paris Breast (choux pastry and praline flavoured cream) and Le Mille Feuille are certain to bring you to dessert paradise.
And there you have it, a round-up of our 3 favourite French establishments, especially for your home dining pleasure, this Bastille Day!