Christmas Eve Lunch @ Au Petit Salut
Lobster Tail Salad with Basil Dressing & Lobster Bisque
We seemed to be on a "consume whole lobster mission", ordering both lobster dishes on the menu. We couldn't help ourselves as the usual steaks etc seemed boring and it was the Christmas season anyway. The Risotto was al dente and very tasty. However, because we had already drunk a bowl of lobster bisque for our starter, the topping of lobster bisque for the risotto seemed like a little too much bisque for one meal. We began to wish that we'd either picked a different starter or main. In spite of the lobster overload, the lobster risotto was excellent, and would be better appreciated without any other lobster dish ahead...unless you're a huge lobster fan and can have more than one serving of lobster in a sitting.
Comté du Jura Reserve AOC, 18 mois
Fondant chaud au chocolat
We ended the meal by savouring the champagne that one of the girls brought. She had been given a bottle of Ruinart Champagne. The champagne was a pleasant Blanc de Blancs (made entirely of Chardonnay grapes) but I felt that it was a little too bland tasting [perhaps my taste buds had been dulled by all the food that I've been eating]. Unfortunately we couldn't have started the meal with champagne instead of at the end, because we'd forgotten to chill the bottle and had to get the restaurant to chill it for us. Perhaps I should try it again another time before eating. The Ruinart Champagne bottle was very pretty and looked a little like Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne Rosé.
Au Petit Salut
40C Harding Road (Minden Cluster)
* located in the building where Highwood used to be
Tel: +65 6475-1976
Mondays - Fridays: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Saturdays: 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm