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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/04/04/top-quality-lunch-lesa-amis-on-1apr2014/a good friend bought lunch at les amis on 1.4.2014. no april fool haha. i must have not stepped into les amis for 5, maybe 10 years? though i did have excellent meals at au jardin (it’s now closed) couple times a year. always thought it was very ex…some months back they introduced this 4-course set lunch. having taken the food, i think it is excellent value-for-money at S$45pax, one of the ne
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/04/04/top-quality-lunch-lesa-amis-on-1apr2014/

a good friend bought lunch at les amis on 1.4.2014. no april fool haha. 

i must have not stepped into les amis for 5, maybe 10 years? though i did have excellent meals at au jardin (it’s now closed) couple times a year. always thought it was very ex…some months back they introduced this 4-course set lunch. having taken the food, i think it is excellent value-for-money at S$45pax, one of the nest lunches i had.


we started with a bread basket of baguette, sour dough & a very good walnut bread PLUS a truly superb bread (brioche texture) with olive, sundried tomatoes? etc. just fabulous! 

#1 & the tomato confit was incredible!
 it was on a bed of grilled aubergine on filo pastry. there are tomato confit & there are tomato confit, but this was just excellent!
#2 green pea soup not my favourite, but this was again very good indeed! very smooth & nicely creamy. i may get to like green pea soup a bit more. 

#3 there was a choice of patagonia toothfish (chilean seabass, my favourite fish, over cod) OR roast pigeon. both of us took the chilean sea bas. it was as good as chilean seabass usually were.
the sweet red cabbage was ok but not quite my type – i finished about 40% of it.
while this fish never fails to meet expectations as you need a bad chef to screw this up, the tomato confit way surpassed expectations – most places would get it bad or mediocre.
#4 the dessert of the day a walnut apple pie? was likewise not my favourite, but again it was superbly done.
fillings not sickeningly sweet & very good pastry. the chilled chocolate mousse was very good too.
the S$60 lunch menu came with line caught seabass & choice of lobster pasta & australian wagyu etc. i had some doubts on the line-caught thingy being any different from usual & seabass like low down c/w the chilean seabass but the cooking standards here really good i will probably try it.
i was also curious about the 6-course S$120 menu. it said grilled dry aged beef so i asked the waiter (he was very knowledgeable) why this was better than the australian wagyu in the S$60 menu. he said it was OHMI WAGYU! i told him omg! ohmi (a top 3 japanese wagyu) & you don’t write that in your menu? my, my!
i had an excellent degustation at jaan on 20.1.2014 with some friends recently, and we were lucky to trade our pigeon (which was good too) for miyazaki dry-aged wagyu, but this was ohmi, not miyazaki!
i told the waiter this the second time i came across dry-aged japanese wagyu (first was jaan). dry ageing intensifies the flavours & results in substantial weight lost. japanese wagyu is so ex & already very marbled & very intense in flavours i don’t see them served dry aged in japan.
bread basket=baguette, sour dough, walnut bread
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some brioche with olive & sundried tomatoes
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tomato confit
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green pea veloute
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patagonia toothfish (chilean seabass)
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patagonia toothfish (chilean seabass)
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walnut apple pie?
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chocolate mousse to go with apple pie
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(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2014-04-01
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$53 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
bread basket=baguette, sour dough, walnut bread
some brioche with olive & sundried tomatoes
tomato confit
green pea veloute
patagonia toothfish (chilean seabass)
patagonia toothfish (chilean seabass)
walnut apple pie?
chocolate mousse to go with apple pie
  • bread basket=baguette sour dough walnut bread