Rhubarb Duck Confit

Lunch at Rhubarb Le Restaurant

[Updated 22 July 2016] I am thrilled that one of my favourite restaurants has been awarded one Michelin star by the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore.

[Original post] If you need a fancy lunch place to impress your business partners or colleagues, Rhubarb Le Restaurant at Duxton Hill is a great choice.

At $42++ for a 3-course fine dining French meal, it’s quite a steal, and the service and ambience is exceptional.

I’ve had lunch there a couple of times and have not been disappointed. From the amuse bouche to the desserts, the presentation of the food, the portions and the flavours have always been impressive.

Rhubarb Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche

Classic French flavours form the base of the dishes, and they are further enhanced by perfectly executed sauces and accompaniments. I normally wouldn’t ever select mushroom soup (no matter how fancy a restaurant) but at Rhubarb, the silky emulsion was a joy, indeed. Still remembering the hint of truffle and how the rich yet airy emulsion literally jiggled a little when they placed it in front me.

Rhubarb Mushroom
Mushroom Soup

Contrasting the rich soup is the fresh and light prawn tartare and roe with an equally delicate presentation to boot.

Rhubarb Prawn Tartare
Prawn Tartare

For mains, I’ve tried the quail, duck and beef dishes before, and it’s a good thing they’ve all been good because the lunch menu changes, so no matter what’s available, I have a feeling it’s going to be good.

Rhubarb Quail
Quail

*note – I’m not saying the mains here would make you sigh in amazement and go into a foodie trance, but they are all executed very well and certainly way above the average lunch set meal out there.

In fact, it’s probably the industry norm that lunch sets are a notch (or two) below what you may get at dinner, but at Rhubarb you don’t feel as though they are making any less of an effort. Every dish seems to receive the meticulous care that Chef Paul Longworth lavishes upon it.

Rhubarb Cheese platter
Farm Cheese Platter

And then, to bring you back to a high ending, comes dessert, which again, I have never been disappointed with. Whether it was the Farm Cheeses or the Olive Oil Cake, I loved them all!

Rhubarb Desserts
Olive Oil Cake and Raspberry Mousse desserts

Rhubarb Le Restaurant:

Address: 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589

Contact: 8127 5001 or jerome@rhubarb.sg

Website: http://www.rhubarb.sg/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/Rhubarb-Le-Restaurant

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday Lunch : 11.45am – 2.30pm, Dinner : 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Saturday Dinner : 6.00 – 10.30pm


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