A La Carte Lunch @ Le Papillon

I had lunch at Le Papillon a few weeks ago. As most of the best dishes were only available on the a la carte menu, my lunch buddies and I decided to go a la carte instead.


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Jasmine Tea Perfumed Chicken Consommé with Foie Gras Tortellini - $18

This is an interesting variation of the Jasmine Tea Perfumed Duck Consommé with Foie Gras Tortellini that I had on a previous visit. I prefer the chicken variation as it has a lighter taste which allows for the gentle flavour of the Jasmine Tea to permeate. As usual, I LOVED the Foie Gras Tortellini for its explosive rich taste! This is a Must-Try!

Side Dish - Served as a 2nd Starter

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Sautéed Button Mushrooms with Chopped Parsley - $6

We were hungry so we ordered a side of Sautéed Button Mushrooms with Chopped Parsley to be served as a 2nd starter. Most of us at the table loved mushrooms thus the portion of Button Mushrooms was finished within minutes.


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Rigatoni Pasta Tossed in Crustacean Oil, Shaved Bottarga, Tiger Prawns, Seaweed and Arugula Salad - $34.00

After hearing me rave so much about the pasta dish, all but one of my lunch companions ordered the Rigatoni Pasta (which was available as a main course). The rigatoni pasta was al dente. The difference between this version and the one that I had previously was the addition of crunchy shrimp roe (a very popular ingredient in noodle restaurants in Hong Kong). My lunch buddies loved the pasta dish! In fact, one of the girls, LK, was so hooked onto it that she returned shortly after our lunch to have it. I've also been back a few times since to indulge in the pasta dish. This is definitely a MUST-TRY!!!

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Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb with Spiced-Eggplant Caviar & Zucchini,
Rosemary Lamb Jus - $40.00

One of the girls had the rack of lamb. She was sweet enough to cut a piece for me, I reciprocated with some of my pasta. It was done perfectly and was succulent! Hmm...this is a dish worth giving up my carbs for...though it is hard to ignore the pasta dish once you've had it.


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Manchego Cheese Cake with Vanilla & Thyme-Pineapple Compote,
Pedro Ximenez Steeped Figs Ice-cream - $16.00

We ordered 2 desserts to share amongst the 5 gals (all of whom are trying to watch what they eat). The first was a Manchego Cheese Cake. It was an interesting variation of the New York-style Cheesecake as Manchego is a Spanish cheese which is made of sheep's milk and has a pretty savoury flavour. I like savoury stuff! The ice-cream was flavoured with figs that had been steeped in Pedro Ximenez, a Spanish dessert wine. It was a delicious variation to rum & raisin ice-cream! A Must-Try, especially if you like cheese!

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Banana, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Soufflé, Candied Walnut
with Rum & Raisin Ice Cream - $16.00
(Preparation time-30 minutes)

That was followed by an awesome Dark Chocolate Soufflé that had chunks of Banana and Walnut embedded in it. It was not too sweet and was delightfully fluffy. The rum and raisin ice cream was divine and tasted like it was home-made. I must ask Chef Anderson if he sells the ice cream! The candied walnut is like the type that we typically get in Chinese restaurants. Though we sometimes get bitter walnuts, I'm glad to say that the ones here are not bitter nor do they have the rancid odour that is present in walnuts that have been kept for too long. In other words, the walnuts are fresh and had a nice smoky flavour of caramelized sugar. This is definitely a Must-Try!

Le Papillon
28 Maxwell Road,
#01-02 Red Dot Traffic Building
Singapore 069120
Tel: +65 6327-4177

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday : noon to 2.30 pm & 6.30 to 10.30pm
Saturday : 6.30 pm till late (last order @ 10.30pm)

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
BYO : Mondays only