Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant – Authentic French on Tras Street

It was difficult picking a place for this gathering just cos I really didn’t have the mood for anything. I chanced upon the review of Fleur de Sel on a random blog and thought this place is worth checking out. So the friend made the reservation and we head down on a Tuesday night. I was amused once I entered the restaurant the manager knew who I’m looking for, but it turned out we were the only customers in the restaurant and I jokingly asked the friend if she booked the whole restaurant. Well, she said yes of course 😉

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It was intimidating being the only customers in the restaurant and at some point you see all the servers lining up at the bar to serve the food to us

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Selection of cheese which I’m not a fan of. ha

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Complimentary bread

The butter was so good we had another plate of bread for desserts

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Amuse Bouche

Toast with cauliflower puree

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Les Saint-Jacques $29

Pan seared scallops, mushrooms, arugula, parma ham & chicken jus

I didn’t like the texture of the scallops just cos I thought it was too soft on the inside. The flavours were decent but not outstanding

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Le Cabillaud $38

Seared Atlantic cod fish, leek fondue, ratte potatoes, avruga and beurre blanc sauce

The fish was well cooked with a smooth finish and milky aftertaste though the friends thought this dish can be presented with heavier flavours

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Le Canard $39

Slow cooked and seared duck breast, mashed potato, apple, figs, cherry and duck jus

I like the duck. It was well cooked in every way with the meat tender and skin crisp, ending with a flavourful sauce

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Le Pore $39

Braised pork cheek, organic carrots, duck fat fries and mustard sauce

The pork cheek was our favourite. It was a well executed dish with flavours to match every component

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Le Citron $15

Lemon custard tart with basil sorbet and Italian meringue

I really enjoy the lemon custard tart with the punchy citrusy flavour balanced by the sweet basil sorbet that was so delightful

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Le Chocolat $18

Chocolate and pralines layers, chocolate sauce, fleur de sel caramel and icecream

But everyone else preferred the chocolate dish. It was good as well, but I think the praline has lesser contrast to play with

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We also have the Le Raisin on the house. Components include grapes jelly, marines berries, crumble with raspberry and mint sauce. I thought it tasted a little strange but the friend seemed to like it alot

Fleur de Sel felt like a gem yet to be discovered, with a great deal of food to present and their own take on Modern French. Undeniably, the seafood dishes seemed to falter comparatively. But I think they do serve pretty decent French fare though being located on the same street as Brasserie Gavroche, it seems like diners will be spoilt for choices.

Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant

64 Tras St, S(079003)