May was a busy month for the St. Regis Singapore when it played host to some of the biggest names in fashion during Singapore Fashion Week 2015. But now that the flurry of sartorial activity has become past season's news, the hotel is turning its attention to changes on the culinary front. For one, they've welcomed a new chef de cuisine, Thomas Cruise, to helm their contemporary French restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs. Cruise, a Canadian national, brings with him a decade of culinary experience. Besides working at Michelin-starred restaurants The Square and The Ledbury, he has sharpened his knives under famed French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
While Cruise isn't looking to change the restaurant's focus on classic French fare accented with contemporary touches, he's brought new dishes to the fore. A rich lobster bisque arrives with a dollop of fresh crab meat sitting smug in the middle, only to be trumped by a poached lobster and langoustine roulade given a tropical lift with mango gelee.
There's perfectly cooked Dover sole fillet too, served with parsley, capers, and a delicious side of brown butter that's worth every calorie. For dessert, the classic chocolate and salted caramel combination makes an appearance with an artfully plated dish of decadent chocolate moelleux, chocolate peanut cremeux, and salted caramel sauce.
Brasserie Les Saveurs. 29 Tanglin Rd. Tel: 6506 6860