Bistro du Vin (Zion Road) – 3 course set lunch menu at only $26++
I love making friends. Even at work, I believe that colleagues can be friends (unless you are on the competitive side). I used to work in a tuition centre and my employer then became my best friend. Then I worked in a music college where my 60-year-old ang moh boss became my friend cum advisor in life. So when I want to plan a farewell lunch for colleague-turn-friend, the feeling is horrible.
Who would bother to treat someone else to a good meal if that person doesn’t mean anything right? This colleague-turn-friend has been one of the nicest person on Earth. We kinda been through thick and thin (for work) and working late nights with him has been so enjoyable. Especially when we were given lemons, we cursed and sweared like there is no tomorrow and created a joke out of it in the end. It always felt better talking to him, so on his last day, I treated him to lunch at Bistro du Vin at Zion Road.
Bistro du vin is a casual French eatery under the Les Amis Group which offers a menu of robust and rustic French classic:French onion soup, baked Burgundian escargots, Coq au Vin and many more. The free flow of bread is a nice touch, especially when the bread is warm and crispy good. I think I kinda ate too much bread that I was too full before my main course came.
Anyway, ordered a Baked Burgundian escargots ($15 for 6 pcs) for sharing. It is baked with garlic herb butter and satisfying.
I ordered a Beef Cheek braised in red wine ($33) as my main. The meat was tenderly soft and braised with carrot, mushroom, peral onion, bacon and mashed potato which gives it a natural sweetness. The braised meat really melts in your mouth and the gravy was rice and the red wine lifted up the flavours. You can top up additional $3 for truffle mash, believe me, go for it!
They have 3 course set lunch menu at $26++ which I think is very worth it. The colleague has Foie gras ravioli with shaved mushrooms and port wine sauce. Portion looks small, but by the end he finished the meal, he was quite full already. It looked flat but tasted really fantastic. We even used the bread to dip into the sauce!
Oven-baked spring chicken was tender and served with mushroom and bacon which was well cooked. Sorry this didn’t leave an impression on me, perhaps because my Beef Cheek was much better.
Dessert was Pink Tiramisu which has a unique twist to the usual ones. Pink lady finger biscuits was drenched with some Mascarpone ice cream and it looked as if we were having Sundae!
I had the Souffle au Grand Marnier with vanilla ice cream ($12, 20 mins waiting time). Don’t worry, THIS IS IN THE MENU. Souffle is any chefs biggest nightmares as if it does not reach the table fast enough, it would deflate. I don’t know why my souffle came in a lop-sided manner but it is still fluffy on the outside and moist on the inside. It has a mild aftertaste of rum, and I finished it within a few minutes!
Service was great, ambience was great, I will definitely come back for a meal again! Hopefully the next time, it’s for a happy occasion!
Bistro du Vin (Zion Road)
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