Les Amis

There’s a reason why Les Amis is constantly rated one of Singapore’s finest restaurants. From the moment you step into this chi chi restaurant, the Les Amis machinery swings into action. You are greeted, seated, offered a glass of champagne, and left to peruse the tome of a wine list. At the right interval, a waiter glides up to take your wine order and hand you the food menu. Ask for recommendations and the wait staff reel off a potted history of Les Amis’s wines and food—they seriously know their stuff.

We went with their suggestions, and we were impressed as we have always been here. The carpaccio of sea bass and carpaccio of black truffles (in season) were fabulous; as was the roasted suckling pig. A warm apple tart ended the meal nicely. We have to mention the delicious red burgundy they chose—it went with everything.

This is traditional French food at its best in Singapore—you won’t find any fancy fusion stuff here. For this privilege you fork out of course, but this one is worth saving your pennies for.

Have you tried the eel tiede? It’s one of I-S Magazine’s 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2011).