Fans of L'Entrecôte would be happy to know that the popular bistro has now opened its 3rd outlet in a bigger and more convenient location at Suntec City Mall. The concept of the casual dining establishment is simple yet has proven to be a winner of numerous hearts: A time-tested recipe of their signature trimmed entrecôte steak with a secret buttery sauce and golden crispy fries. Ooh... sounds délicieux doesn't it?
First created in Paris in the 1930s, the French cafe back then introduced the meal of a butter-based sauce served over entrecôte steak as its only dish. Just one dish. It was a groundbreaking idea and became a phenomenal success, drawing long queues of customers clamouring for a taste of this delicious culinary delight. Apparently, the secret lies in the secret sauce.
Today, L'Entrecôte brings us a glimpse of that authentic Parisian bistro experience as they recreate this much-loved dish. My eyes widened as the plates were brought to our table. The generous heap of shoe-string fries almost threatened to cover the pièce de résistance: the Entrecôte Steak. Already cut up into convenient portions, it's easy to relish in slices after slices of this flavorful beefy goodness, especially when paired with the tasty light and creamy sauce.
This dish differs from how I usually enjoyed my steak, but I must say it's quite a welcome one. To have it done in medium rare retained the pinkish tenderness of beef beautifully. I only wish it has more fats, which this classic French steak cut from the beef rib is lacking. But I can easily see why this entrecôte steak is a success: It's simple, hearty and satisfying.
The Suntec city mall outlet exclusively offers the Entrecôte Steak in 3 different sizes to suit diners with different appetites: Light ($19.90), Classic ($29.90) and Large ($39.90), in your preferred doneness of Blue (rare), Saignant (medium rare), À point (medium) or Bien cuit (well done). Whatever your selection is, it will all be served with a welcome drink of Kir, fresh Walnut Green Salad in a light mustard vinaigrette dressing and unlimited French Fries. Yes, it's unlimited! Best for wiping up all the delicious sauce from your plate and fill your bottomless tummy :p
Executive Chef Damien Le Bihan has expanded the menu to include 8 starters and 15 desserts as well. To start off the meal with Soupe à l'oignon ($8), a classic French onion soup with cheese toasts, is always a good idea to warm up the appetite. I'm not one to say no Escargots de Bourgogne ($16), a dish of snails prepared in parsley butter and garlic, at anytime. "L'Entrecôte" Duck Rillettes ($16) was surprisingly enjoyable when paired with the grilled buttered Poilâne bread.
Among the desserts which I've tried, Profiteroles de 'L'Entrecôte' ($14) of vanilla bean ice cream profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce and Floating Island ($14) of poached egg white mousse, crispy caramel, grilled almonds and custard cream were pleasing, but it was the dark chocolate mousse, Mousse au Chocolat ($12) which left the most impression with its not too overly cloying rich texture and pleasant note of slight bitterness.
Oh, what else can I say? Bring your heart and appetite. You might be the next to fall in love with L'Entrecôte Steak & Fries. Bon appétit!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #B1-128/129, Singapore 038983
Contact: +65 66907569
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm Daily