Laurent at Portsdown Restaurant


Laurent Bernard is well known for its exquisite chocolates. It has 4 outlets in Singapore : Robertson Quay, Takashimaya, Portsdown, and Collyer Quay. Tonight we are dining in its Portsdown outlet for its Restaurant Week Dinner Menu which costs $35++ per person. Although located at an ula ula place, the place is quite easily reached by bus service number 191, as the bus stop is in front of the place. The restaurant is quite small but with a cosy feel.


I am a bit disappointed with the staff who places a glass bottle of Evian on the table without asking. The staff recommends the wine (both red & white) for drinks as the restaurant is having a $10 a glass promotion during Restaurant Week, but we decide to select from the drink menu as my partner cannot take wine.


Laurent’s Lemonade (small : $9.50++, large : $16++)
Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime Juice, Brown Sugar, Soda
In the end we share a large jar of lemonade. The drink is quite refreshing and light, with lots of fruits in it.

After serving the drink, the bottle of Evian is removed and water is also served. I kind of feeling the effects of tricks by the restaurant in making customers to order drinks unknowingly. Another disappointment is that complimentary bread is not served during the meal.

Appetizer


Prawn Cocktail with Guacamole of Avocado
Tomato salsa with shallot and olive oil
The Guacamole has a bit too sour in taste, which could be a bit too much lemon juice.


Traditional Lobster Bisque
With Aioli, gruyere & croutons
There is a $10++ topup for this dish. The soup is very thick and creamy. One can feel the full bodied taste in the soup.

Main


Crispy Duck Leg Confit with Orange Zest Sauce
Sautéed potatoes with caramelized onion
The duck skin is not crispy at all. The meat is quite moist and tender, which leads to a thought if the dish is prepared in advance and kept in warmer as the plate is rather hot during serving.


Snapper with Lobster and Brandy Sauce
Mediterranean medley of vegetables “Ratatouille”
The fish is also served in a rather hot plate. The fish is moist and juicy.

Dessert


Chocolate Tart
With a layer of molten chocolate on top, a solid chocolate in the middle and ending with a solid biscuit at the bottom, it is an awesome dessert to have.

Total bill is $113 for 2 persons. Overall the food is a bit on the average side. The place is quite nice and relax.

Laurent at Portsdown Restaurant
Address : 5B Portsdown Road #01-02, Singapore 139311
Tel : 6475 4182
Operating Hours : 10.30am – 10pm ( Tue – Thu), 10am – 11pm ( Fri – Sat ), 9am – 10pm (Sun)
Website : http://www.laurentbernard.com.sg/

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