Monday, April 28, 2014

An afternoon in Paris in the Lion City

While waiting for her other half to complete some mundane work errands on a Saturday morning, the lioness decided to search for some peace and quiet in a cafe to catch up on a good read. Alas, that proved to be somewhat of a challenge in the Kampong Glam precinct. Every conceivable joint was packed with brunch devotees. She decided to head for the charmingly serene Toots with its heritage archways and good value rustic French fare. It's a wonder this low key place is not anywhere as swarmed as her neighbours. Hmmm... the absence of commonplace brunch staples like truffle fries and eggs benny, perhaps... ...

Cosy interior far from the maddening crowd... ...
Totally unplanned for: French fare with a dose of wicked
humour courtesy of French author Muriel Barbery.
Lost in daytime reverie... ...
Soft Jazz seeps from the colonnaded walls.
Complimentary bread basket of crusty homemade baguette.
For entree, the lioness chose the Country Style Pig Head Terrine served with
ravigote vinaigrette over the Warm Melted Goat Cheese with garden salad mix.
Although the Caramalised Pork Trotter with Puff Pastry
looked so enticing, she went for the "Chicken Basquaise"
White Wine Braised Chicken Whole Leg with Root Vegetables
as her main. Sublime.
Dessert of Petit Pot Au Chocolate:
Chocolate Custard with Wild Strawberry Compote and
Chocolate Crunchy Pearls.

Total damage is capped at $18++ for this set lunch. This place most certainly deserves more attention in the food scene here with its classical home-fashioned cooking.

Toots Brasserie
101 Jalan Sultan
The Sultan Hotel
Singapore 199002

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