The restaurant is named after Sir Stamford Raffles’ first wife, Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt.
It is located at the second level of The Arts House. The restaurant offers French cuisine which changes according what is in season.
The restaurant is tastefully decorated in grey and whites, with a grand looking stage in centre. It is noted that the restaurant holds live performances by artistes from the Timbre Group on Fridays and Saturday evenings. There is also a private dining room hidden at the back which can host a dozen guests.
For lunch, the restaurant offers a 3 course Executive Set Lunch at $38++ per person which I am having today. It consists of a choice of Les Entrées, a choice of Les Plats, and a choice of Les Desserts. It also served a 5 course Dinner ‘Carte Blanche’ which consists of the Chef’s selection of seasonal produce at $88++.
A mixture of capsicum coulis, buratta cheese, tomato confit, chives, olive, served in a mini glass bowl. Tastes spicy but balances off by the creamy cheese.
Sourdough bread and french butter is served on the side too.
Les Coqilles Saint-Jaques (Supplement $10++)
Hokkaido scallops carpaccio, Kristal caviar dressing, mustard cress
The scallop is so thinly sliced that it can see through. One can taste of the sweetness of the seafood and the spicy of the spice.
Iberian pork collar, vegetable purée, glazed topinambour, roasting jus
It does not look pork. Although it looks a bit raw when slices through, it tastes great. The topinambour has a caramelized texture outside but crunchy inside. The purée is very creamy and flavourful with a hint of curry taste. Just can’t get enough of it.
Macerated Strawberries, creme chantilly, strawberry ice cream
The ice cream is like sobert but not too tart in taste. The sweet jelly cubes balance off the slightly sour strawberries. Overall quite a yummy especially for one who don’t like sour strawberries which commonly found in Singapore.
Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt
Address : #02-02 The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Tel : 6333 9312
Operating Hours : 12 to 230pm (Mon – Fri), 6 to 1030pm (Mon – Sat)
Website : http://ocf-singapore.com/