Saveur is the brainchild of two young and enterprising friends who decided to pursue their dreams. After stints at various fine diners like Guy Savoy, Fifty Three and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, they discovered that there is a need to provide quality French fare at affordable prices. Armed with an entrepreneur rigor and wit, Saveur was set up.
Saveur prides herself as a restaurant that offers quality yet affordable French cuisine to the masses. Saveur aims to serve her own interpretation of French food, bringing French cuisine to everyone using local products at down-to-earth prices. Thus, bringing a whole new gastronomic experience to all.
We decided to try Saveur since we are around Far East plus it’s new.. The place doesn’t have the atas posh look but more like a cafe with insufficient lightings.. Sorry, auntie like me needs more light to see the menu (and $$)..
We ordered 4 dishes from Saveur and only one dish that we didn’t really like it. Read on the find out…
This is their Salmon Confit ($10.90).. I like the done-ness of the salmon – it’s as good as raw (lol) .. But I like the garnish even more! Very fine spring onion (Chives – the smallest species of the onion genus) & black pepper (in my own words)! Fresh salmon and every bite with the garnish just perfects it even more. The green side is apple & fennel tossed in lemon vinaigrette – refreshing.
Next, is this Truffle Mash ($5.00). Like its name, it’s just truffle + mashed potato. It was something new to our taste bud initially but as you eat more.. erm.. It ain’t that great anymore – we got sick of it very soon. We only managed to eat less than half of it. Why?? Because our main comes with potato already and with this, we’re like two potato lovers having potato meals.. gross.. >_<
I believe this is one of the signature dish (see see!! potato again! Btw, it’s truffle mash too! *faint*) Duck Confit ($13.90)! This is good! I would recommend this dish for those visiting Saveur! I’m not a duck lover but I enjoy this dish! The meat is tender on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside, flavorful and blends with the saute shitake! And I must say the orange segments made it more interesting.. Other than the mash, all is good.
I had their Seabass ($15.90) as my main.. Seriously, it’s hard to tell which one I love more.. The duck is good but the fish is nice toooo! Especially the skin, it’s crispy and a little saltish.. You have to eat the seabass with the skin to have a more flavorful bite. Else just the fish alone might just be a lil bland.. Not forgetting, the saute potato with crab meat definitely taste better than the mash!!
I think we have got phobia with mash now.. *cries*
The next time I visit again, I’ll probably wana try their Pork Belly ($11.90)…