19 Jul La Bonne Table
La Bonne Table is a modern restaurant serving up classic French food with an Asian twist. The place is furnished in a contemporary industrial design giving off a cool, moody and elegant vibe.
They have an à la carte menu for those who like to choose their own dishes, are fussy with their foods or have dietary requirements. There is also the option of having the degustation menu which comes in a full 8 courses or a smaller 5 course version.
I love being able to try a variety of foods at a restaurant so H and I opted for the full 8 course degustation menu.
My apple mocktail was tangy with a sour twist.
A selection of starters.
Top – Parsnip chips, sofrito and paprika.
Left – Compressed cucumber, labneh and mint.
Right – Kale and cheese gougéres.
Bottom – Pork rillettes and mussel escabeche.
Prawn, garlic, spinach and prawn essence. This was such a beautiful and light dish.
Pearl barley bibimbob, soft fried egg and shiitake broth. Delicious rich golden egg yolk mixed with full bodied and flavoursome shiitake broth.
Cured kingfish, lardo, gochujang and thinly sliced rye. The kingfish was silky soft and melted in my mouth. Such a delicate dish. I love raw foods so this was the highlight dish for me.
Parmesan gnocchi with brussel sprout, bacon, pine nuts and vegetable jus. The gnocchi was soft with a slight chew. I found the brussel sprout was a little bit bitter.
Miso cured salmon with napa cabbage, wild rice and cauliflower. The salmon was moist and perfectly cooked. Crispy on the outside and slightly pink on the inside.
Raspberry sorbet as a palate cleanser.
Pork belly with Jerusalem artichoke, boudin noir and kohlrabi. The pork belly was soft but a little on the dry side.
Sirloin with brisket, new potato, broccolini and chimmichurri. The steak was soft but not juicy enough and I found it was a little cool on the inside.
Orange and Ginger crème brûlée with meringue and vanilla. The crème brûlée was smooth and creamy. The crunchy caramelised sugar and crumbly chocolate soil were a nice contrast to the silky custard and the orange and grapefruit segments provided a fresh citrus burst.
Poached pear clafoutis crumble. The pear was perfectly poached and had the right amount of sweetness. Creamy vanilla ice cream, almond biscotti and crumble finished off the dish.
The degustation menu was wonderful. H and I were thoroughly impressed and enjoyed all of the dishes presented. We were so full by the end.
La Bonne Table is a beautiful restaurant that serves fantastic fusion food. The dishes both looked and tasted great. If you get the chance definitely order the degustation menu so you can try a variety of dishes the restaurant has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.