Now, this is how you do small plates dining. I hate that word – small plates. But at The Disgruntled Brasserie, the small plates are robust and rich enough (and priced just right) that you’re not going to be bothered about such minuscule details.
Heavy starters featuring rich goodies like burrata, foie gras and cheese soufflé means happy bellies walking out of the restaurant.
First to arrive – two plump pieces of Foie Gras ($18). Peanut butter miso made the already rich dish even more decadent. There was some blackcurrant gel to add sweetness and lovely picked grapes for a sour punch.
Continuing on the super-rich theme, we chose the famed baked Gruyere Souffle ($16). Wow! I can see why this is one of The Disgruntled Brasserie’s signature dishes. Light as a mousse and yet, redolent with cheese flavour, creamed up further with a chardonnay fondue, this dish is scrumptious!
The Crispy Beef Short Ribs ($16) were amazing too. The method was different at The Disgruntled Brasserie, with a little more bite (as opposed to totally fork-tender) to the meat. I’ve had nasty, tough short ribs elsewhere and those here were cooked perfectly.
Our main was the Duck Confit ($32) and a generous portion of duck leg with the requisite crispy skin and peel-off-the-bone meat arrived on bed of creamy potato puree and orange mustard jus. Very satisfying, indeed.
We thought of skipping dessert, but who were we kidding. At the rate we were going, we felt confident that dessert would not disappoint, and it didn’t.
The Baileys Crème Caramel ($18) featured its twin liquor buddies of Kahlua (in an ice cream) and Remy Martin (in the cherry compote). The complementary flavours were strong and the cocoa puff crisp added a nice crunch to the creamy dish.
The Disgruntled Brasserie is a pleasant find indeed – and I will definitely return one day!
The Disgruntled Brasserie:
Address: 28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708
Contact: 6808 2184
Breakfast – 7am-11.30am
Lunch – 11.30am-2.30pm
Hi-Tea – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Dinner – 6.30pm-10.30pm