Hubby went to Sands Expo and Conference at Marina Bay Sands for a conference, so we made use of this opportunity to dine at MBS 🙂
He was keen to try out one of the Celebrity Chef restaurants, and we ended up at db Bistro Moderne, because it looked fairly empty and the prices didn’t seem too exorbitant… haha!
This place is owned by celebrity French chef Chef Daniel Boulud, who owns and runs restaurants all over the world from New York City, Palm Beach, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, London, Beijing, to Singapore! He is best known for Daniel, his eponymous, Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York City.
First impression of this place is that… it is very atas! Felt a little out of place with the forks and spoons of various sizes 😛 And the waiter was rather attentive, making suggestions and returning to our table a few times throughout the meal to ensure that everything is fine.
We started off the meal with 4 kinds of bread… and wow, we were impressed! I’m not much of a bread person but I actually enjoyed eating them, especially the round one which resembled cream puff, minus the cream. The breads were very crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, very lovely indeed! I enjoyed the bread so much, I was actually almost full after finishing them 😮
The Warm Duck Confit Salad ($20) came shortly after we were done with the breads. Erm… the most memorable part of the salad was actually the foie gras mousse with the croutons… superb! The foie gras mousse had a rather strong taste, but the crispy croutons complemented it very well. I was beginning to think that this place really know how to make bread 😛
Our main was the Oktoberfest platter for two ($68), and we were very lucky to be able to have the last serving available for the evening. The Iberico pork rack was absolutely amazing!! Slightly crispy on the outside, we were pleasantly surprised that as we cut through the thick pork rack, the meat was pale pink throughout! Very tender and well-marbled, the meat was just melting inside our mouths. We were so in love with this, that everything else in the platter paled in comparison. This was truly one of the most amazing pork dish that we have ever tried. The rillion was quite delicious too, super crispy (how does this place make everything so crispy??). I also couldn’t resist the little cone-shaped cabbage thingy that was part of the sauerkraut. However, we found the sausages (Frankfurt and bratwurst) too salty. I didn’t like the duck liver dumplings, but hubby thought it was quite nice.
We were so full, and had no more space for desserts 😦 Looking forward to coming back here again in future 🙂 But I guess we gotta try the super crowded Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza first 😛