Rise and shine, folks. It’s time for some Sunday brunching! Come with your family or friends for the new Bouchons Riviera Brunch, the perfect perk-me-up on a lazy Sunday.
Les Bouchons was established in 2002, with its first opening at Ann Siang Hill. The Robertson Quay outlet boasts a similar French bistro vibe and with the added charm of the French Riviera, comes the name Les Bouchons Rive Gauche. Helmed by French Chef Mickael Cornac, guests can expect a truly authentic dining experience that’s rooted in Parisian culture and flavour. Bubbly and amicable, Chef Mickael spoke with such gusto for every dish, throwing in nibbles of fun facts, for a little behind-the-scenes look at the concoction of the beautiful plates before our eyes.
Launched last April, Bouchons Rivera Brunch is served only at its Robertson Quay outlet. The menu, creatively-inspired by the French Riviera, is the brand’s first-ever attempt at brunch. And dare we say, it was a pretty, darn good brunch!
For starters, give a shot at the Eggs Mimosa and Escargot de Bourgogne. The former is more commonly known as Devil’s Eggs — a creamy mousse of eggs accompanied by garlic-sauteed asparagus for an extra bite. With the clever addition of dashes of mustard and lemon juice, the eggy rendition is flavourful and a rightfully delightful starter.
Another great way to ease yourselves into the mains would be Les Bouchons’ signature escargots. The French delicacy is served with warm, toasted breads from French bakery Paul, great for moping up the deliciously addictive garlic-parsley butter. Psst, Chef Mickael is pretty generous with seconds too!
Moving on to the mains, you’ll be glad you came in groups! The serving is exceptionally generous, great for sharing. From nutritious bowls to hearty roasts, there’s definitely something for everyone!
Starting off with the health-conscious, this one’s for you. The Wellness Bowl is the perfect blend of textures and flavours — crunchy granola, honey yoghurt, tea-soaked goji berries, fresh bananas, chia seeds, and get this, balsamic-infused strawberries! The infusion lends a surprisingly tangy twist to the sweet fruit that refreshes your palate.
For a savoury healthy option, go for the Guele de Bois. Quipped as Bouchons Hangover Cure, this is another great bowl of goodness. Colourful and decadent, the dish boasts the highly raved ‘Impossible’ meatballs, strong scents of truffle oil with creamy scrambled eggs, and sides of juicy roasted cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and asparagus. The meatballs exude a slightly sweet undertone, bringing out the truffled eggs really well in a nice pairing.
For carnivores, fret not! Meet the meats. Bouchons Sunday Roast will have you drooling at the sight of the glorious meaty delight. For the roast, there is a weekly rotation between meats like quail and slow-cooked short ribs. For our visit, we were treated to the amazing 10-hour slow-cooked short ribs. Unbelievably fragrant, the beef was infused beautifully with rosemary, garlic, and thyme — simply melt-in-your-mouth umaminess. Meltingly-tender, the roast is gastronomically worth every single calorie and penny.
Remember to call in advance to see if your favourite is available for the coming Sunday brunch!
If it’s your first time at Les Bouchons, then you’ve got to try the Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak. A Les Bouchons mainstay, be prepared to fall in love with the succulent yet still delicately-tender cut, complete with free-flow house-made fries! The vigneron (shallot and mustard) butter is slathered all over the meat, giving the 300g steak an added richness. It’s no wonder that the juicy cut remains a best-selling crowd favourite till this day.
As brunch winds down, end off your Sunday outing on a sweet note. Chef Mickael has whipped up desserts with just as much passion as the City of Love. Bite into the decadent Chocolate Brownie, served warm and contrasted against the cool vanilla ice-cream atop. Made with 66% dark chocolates, rest assured that the fudgy dessert won’t be cloyingly sweet.
Another Les Bouchons favourite, the Creme Brulee will steal the hearts of sweet-lovers. Velvety-smooth without the eggy custard taste, the rendition here is invigorated with a slight citrusy hint, courtesy of the creative Chef Mickael. Scoop a spoonful of that smokey, caramelised brown sugar coating and you’ll soon be in French heaven. Other dessert options include the Crepe, with choices of Nutella, fine sugar, banana, or honey — great for the little ones.
If you woke up feeling hungry, head down to Les Bouchons Rive Gauche for a Riviera brunch that won’t disappoint. Sunday brunching starts from 11.30am – 3.30pm in the afternoon.
Find it at 60 Robertson Quay, #01-02, Singapore 238252
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