La Cuisson used to be based out of a coffee shop in Holland Village, but have been open at 44A, Princep Street since Sep 2013. Translating, La Cuisson should be “The Cooking”, and the food definitely impressed for the value. Incidentally, the chef, Kenneth Lin, were just featured on yesterday’s Straits Times!
Their menu starts with “Charcuterie”, which is preserved meats, but in modern day, charcuterie are prepared for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.
Good thing there were 4 of us, so we could try a bigger variety. We had the Charcuterie platter ($22), which comprised Foie Gras Terrine, Country Pork Terrine, Pork Head Terrine, Chorizo and Saucisson, and I like their flavours in the above order too.
For mains, first up, we shared the Shoulder Tender 200 grams ($28), which is a 200day Grain Fed Australian Angus.
Then, we had the Sous Vide Pork Chops 300+ grams ($33), which is cooked at low temperature served with a pork and ham jus, apples, roasted tomato, yam puree and corn salsa. I personally felt the apple chutney’s sweetness really complemented the pork, enhancing the pork’s natural sweetness further!!
Finally, we also shared the Coq Au Vin ($26), served with bread soaking in the red wine reduction sauce. I felt the meats were of good quality and extremely well cooked for the price, especially the coq au vin, which was soft enough it fell of the bones easily, but the meat has not lost its soft meaty texture yet.
To end off the great meal, we shared the Strawberry Mille Feuille ($12), which is puff pastry layered with vanilla creme fresh, roasted strawberries and vanilla ice cream. The fresh cream was pretty exquisite but I felt the serving could be more for the price, especially with good dessert places like Lady M, which is relatively nearby and serve good dessert slices at less than $10/slice (especially amazing Mille Crêpe Cake).
Overall, starters and mains of extremely good value. Another value-for-money French restaurant to watch other than the French Ladle! And we also adjourned to local desserts place, Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品, which is near enough for a stroll if you are keen for a palate switch.
Contact: 8332 0302, [email protected]
Address: 44 Prinsep Street, Prinsep Place, Singapore 188673
Operating Hours: Tue – Fri: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm