Sunday, September 26, 2010

Robuchon Le Salon de The - ♕♕♕♕

The more accessible and cheaper Tea Room & Boulangerie under the Robuchon’s L’Atelier restaurant, you could order light lunches and dinners here, as well as well made pastries and cakes ~  the latter being looked after by Japanese Patissier 中村忠史さん, who worked under the Robuchon’s regime in Tokyo.

Raspberry Chocolate Cake -
This was sliced from a tray into strips, with a red powdered coating.
Looked better than it tasted ~  8/10

Some pre-dinner Bread with cultured French butter,
and a oven heated Croissant ~

Riso al Salto -
Fried rice with Taleggio Cheese, Baby Spinach and Parma Ham,
this tasted pretty strong and was overly salty (same problem I found with dishes upstairs),  but nevertheless very tasty ~  8.5/10

Le Cheese Burger de Kagoshima with Pommes Frites -
The skinless frites were very good, even the ketchup tasted quite natural.
Burger was cute but too tiny @ $160!   Brioche bun was good, but beef was overcooked and had no Wagyu beef taste.  Overall, slightly disappointing.. ~ 

Robuchon’s French Club Sandwich -
Sealed at the edges inside a Jaffle Iron, this toastie version comes with Tomato, Chicken, Egg, Ham, Cheese.  Its not bad, but for something listed under Les Frivolites Gourmandes, its a bit underwhelming and wouldn’t give Quiznos any frights  ~

Salmon Finger, Salted Caramel Tart with Caffe Latte ~
Sandwich slices here are uninspiring, contained in a miniature plastic box. 
The Salted Caramel Tart is good, better than most other desserts here.  
Coffee and tea here are great rather than excellent ~ 
Salmon Sandwich 5/10 ~ Coffee 7/10 ~ Salted Caramel Tart 7.5/10

Shop and Boulangerie Counter

Take-Out Macarons & Croissant -
Croissant not so buttery but flakily layered.
Macarons not crispy outside or chewy inside at all -
disappointing, coming from Robuchon’s favourite Patissier 中村忠史さん,
whom he once claimed makes the best Macarons in the world.
Croissant 7.5/10 ~  Macarons 6.9/10


Coffee Brand:  Kona + Blue Mountain, with some Dark Roasted Sumiyaki beans
Recommended Coffee:  Caffe Latte
Price: $30 - $200 per person + 10% 
(no 10% Charge if seated Near balcony)

Coffee Score:  ★★

Food Score:    ★★
*Good for Breakfast, a Tea or a light Dinner option.  Execution of many food items can still be better.

Opening Hours:
Mon to Sun -  08:00 - 22:00

(Shop 315, 3/F, The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Central)
Ph: 2166 9088

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