Given what little time I had in Singapore, I had to work fast. I had been given a ‘must eat list’ by Singapore gourmands, Camemberu, Keropokman and LadyIronChef. The one synonymous name that came popping up was DB’s.
Originally from Lyon, France, Chef Daniel Boulud had finally opened shop at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Why oh why do they not choose Malaysia? Why do I have to cross the straits to dine on fine contemporary French-American cuisine? In New York, DB’s restaurant is considered one of the 10 best in the world. Chef Boulud has published six books, has a successful television series,and has many awards for “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Best Chef of New York City.” Well hell.. there was no way I was coming to Singapore and missing out on him.
So I enter Daniel Boulud’s hectic bistro, and who might I bump into but, Camemberu, Keropokman, Momo and LFB (form KL). What a small world! It also indicates to me, that I am dining at the correct place.. after all, if the Singaporean gourmands eat here, then it must be good. Immediately, the place strikes me as unbelievably busy, but the experienced waiters zip up and down with the grace of gazelles.. never missing a beat. Honestly though, the food is absolutely worth the wait. The noble DB Burger is stuffed with truffle-and-foie gras-laced short ribs, and is accompanied by a healthy dose of pretty greasy, carby fries. This tiny burger has a massive personality and is totally to die for. At the heart of it all, is the foie. Supremely decadent.
Yes, if db Bistro Moderne is Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned re-interpretation of the Parisian classic, then I just died and went to Paris. Of outstanding calibre are also the super succulent Oysters, the colourful selection of House Made Terrines & Cured Meats, the grilled Foie Gras that was served crispy on the outside, soft and wobbly on the inside and also the sweetest and flakiest of Ocean Trout. It’s true when they say that, this place serves the freshest ingredients that work together in magical harmony, to produce the most satisfying dining experience.
OYSTERS – Market Selection S$4 Each
THE ORIGINAL db BURGER -Sirloin Burger Filled with Braised Short Ribs & Foie Gras, Served on a Parmesan Bun S$38
CHARCUTERIE – Selection of House Made Terrines & Cured Meats, Country Toast S$26
GRILLED FOIE GRAS -Trio of Apricot, Mâche Salad, Brioche, Duck Jus S$38
TARTE FINE PROVENÇAL -Tomato, Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula Salad, Sauce Vierge S$20
SLOW BAKED OCEAN TROUT Speck Croquettes, Green Peas, Baby Carrot, Blue Foot Mushrooms, Lemon Hollandaise S$42
TARTE AUX FRAISES -Pistachio Mousse, Sablé Breton, Strawberry Ripple Sorbet S$15
PROFITEROLES AU CAFÉ -Hot Chocolate Sauce, Dulce de Leche, Coffee Rocky Road Ice Cream S$15
db Bistro Moderne,
B1-48, Galleria Level,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
Tel: +65 6688 8525