Marché Restaurant, no doubt, offers a variety of finest cuisine. We, as customers may transparently see exactly how their meal is prepared, as the chefs cook within the marketplace; leaving no secrets. Talking about food, their ingredients are fresh and natural thus the food is healthy. For example, they are using the spelt flour instead of white flour in preparing the crepe. That's why we choosed to dine-in here.
We reached Marché Restaurant at Vivocity around 7.00pm. It was a rainy evening. My second time to visit Marché here, we were waiting to be served. I have no idea why they took so long to arrange customer to be seated, there was actually not many people inside the restaurant.
We were greeted by a waitress and she guided us to a seat, a corner which a bit dark or romantic maybe, then the 'cow plate' was changed to 'Reserved'. There was no menu, we walked around and choosed which dishes we want to order. You may feel it is buffet but it is ala carte in fact. You may order the food by passing the Marché Card to the staff at the counter to record what is or how much the food you had ordered.
Potatoes were cooked freshly by using only a little bit of oil and butter. This Swiss specialty is prepared individually to ensure they are prepared to perfection. With a sausage on top, it costed $16.90. Sitting at a cozy but dark area, I was forced to use flash when I taking the photo of food. The sausage looked a bit burnt, but actually it was not over-cooked.
Signature dishes, either Savoury Crepe or Sweet Crepe, recommended by friends. I ordered Smoke Salmon Crepe, costed $16.50. Except salmon, I can taste fresh herbs and spices inside with olive oil. It was totally guilty-free dish. I wouldn't say it was perfect but it was indeed an unique and unforgettable cuisine.
It was not normal fried rice; I just cannot remember its name. It successfully enhances the natural flavour without overdoing it. Three prawns and grilled chickens were added inside, making it more delicious. Adding a dash of lemon, you can really taste the difference!
Choco Chip Ice-cream
Dessert time, we ordered an icre-cream to share. It was expensive to me, $4.90 per scoop. Nothing special for this unless you eat together with the crepe or pancake.
It was a free drink. Thanks to OCBC Credit Card/Debit Card promotion. Get a free "Christmas Drink' with a minimum spend of $30.00, it can be combined more than one card. In addition, you can get a $10.00 return voucher with a minimum spend of $80.00. We spent more than $60.00 for two person.
For feedback, I would suggest that there is no necessary to get the 'Identity Card'(IC) from customer when they are going out to 'Water Closet'(WC). I experienced that, I was asked to surrender my IC when I was going WC. I feel like insulted or not being trusted at all. Overall, I am enjoying to dine-in here because of the food but not for the service.
Date of Visit: 2012-12-13