After three years at Sentosa Cove’s Quayside Isle, Saint Pierre moves back to the city, which is good news for those who prefer a quicker, easier access to chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s food. The 30-seater venue is a return to the fine dining style that characterised that restaurant when it first opened in Central Mall in 2000. Stroobant takes a lighter approach for his modern French cooking this time, going with carefully balanced compositions of elegant texture and delicate flavours. The two dinner menus here are the six-course ‘Earth’ ($158) and the vegetarian ‘Nature’ ($148). (Ten-course ‘Grand’ versions of each menu are available at $$188 and $$178 respectively.) Courses on the menus are simply named by their key ingredient, such as ‘Tomato’ or ‘Scallop’. We loved the ‘Lobster’ featuring a poached lobster with clams and airy rice milk, for the way its light combination emphasised the freshness of the crustacean. Other dishes to try include the Carrot with Orange, Cacao and Tonka Bean, and the spherical Chocolate dessert with vanilla and passionfruit. Four-course lunch menus ($$85 and $100) and a Children’s menu ($85) are also available.
1 Fullerton Rd, #02-02B. Tel: 6438 0887.