Guanaja Chocolate Souffle (souffle au chocolat)
If I could marry anything/anyone right this very moment,
Without a doubt, and a moment of hesitation, I'd pick THAT chocolate souffle.
Yes you read right. And please don't think that I need to check myself into the IMH. I don't! I'm just that much in love with their amazing superlicious fantastic souffle.
The souffle's made using dark Guanaja chocolate, thus the intense depth of rich cocoa flavour. The texture's excellent and I cannot find any faults whatsoever. Souffles that I've eaten elsewhere, they're either too runny or too dry but this one, this one's brilliantly fluffy and light. Simply amazing! I'm not saying just because.
Even if you're not a huge chocolate or souffle fan, you should try it because it's that good. :)
That's not all. They have great French Onion Soup too!
French Onion Soup (traditionnel soupe a l'oignon)
Packed with a sweet onion flavour, this soup is too delicious. Ashley and I slurped it up in record time. I love the cheese that's on top of the soaked baguette. It has a nice malleable texture that's not too rubbery. It's really soft!
Steam rolled dory fillet with Garlic scented mash potatoes (filet de dory en roulade, cuit a la vapeur, puree de pommes de terne a l'ail et huile)
We had some dory for main course and once again, we were blown away. I'm not kidding and I'm not over exaggerating. The dory was so fresh that I could feel the tender slight bounce when I poke my fork through. You know how fresh fish has this buoyancy? That's exactly what I felt when I sliced through the fish. Putting each piece in my mouth was even better. Fresh, tender, and devoid of all fishy smell & taste, this is by far the BEST dory I've ever eaten. Tastes very much like cod sans the oil. Amazing stuff.
At this point, I was eager to get on with the dessert because I knew that it'll probably be as divine - after all, the true test of a restaurant's calibre always lies in their fish dishes. Fishes are stark dishes; if you don't do it right, or use lousy fish, no matter what cooking method you execute, it's bound to be obvious to the discerning customer.
Oh I forgot to rave about the garlic scented mash potatoes - now these were gorgeous. Super soft and fragrant, we lapped up every single blot of potato off the plate. The pesto dressing was yum too. There was just the right amount of garlic.
Ahhhhh the souffle. The souffle takes about 15 minutes but heck, I don't mind waiting an entire hour if they're going to give me souffle of this standard every single time. I'm serious, I really do love this souffle to bits. Kudos to the chef whoever you are. I'm in love with your chocolate souffle. I dare say it's the best I've ever tasted. I left the restaurant with the chocolate aftertaste still lingering at the back of my tongue. Mmmm...
We were curious about their ice creams too so we ordered the pistachio one. And my oh my... again, it's like nothing I've ever tasted. Other pistachio ice creams always taste so artificial and overtly nutty but this one... oo-la-la... this one's beautiful. It's creamy goodness complements the light pistachio nutty nuance. There's a slight almond-ish taste even. It's really natural and we guessed that they made it themselves. By the time we finished this, we were on Cloud 9.
This dinner was superb and it really lifted my spirits! I went home a happy girl...
Oh and you know, I think the place looks fab. It's rather Parisian but not in the posh sort of way. It's quaint and cosy - I like!
Situated at the corner of Sturdee Road North, along Serangoon Road, this place is rather breezy too.
And I really dig the lovely street lamps used to decorate and light up the place.
This won't be the last they've seen of me for sure! I'll be back reeeeally soon...
So if you're wondering where to eat for Christmas, why not try The French Stall? They've got a Christmas Eve Special that's offered on 24 December.
Here's what they're offering:
Pepper seared tuna & marinated salmon on tomato tartar with green gazpacho - $18.80
Poached red snapper filet on braised fennel with dill-scented hollandaise - $20.80
Broiled red wine marinated beef sirloin with forest mushrooms and potato cake sauce diane - $26.80
In case you were wondering ... no they didn't ask me to advertise. I just wanted everyone to have a delicious yummy Christmas! And this is one restaurant that I'll be raving alot from now on. I can't believe it took me this long to actually eat at the place!
Go ahead, check out the place, try the souffle and you'll understand why I'm so in love with that souffle and everything else they serve :)
*Photos courtesy of Ashley (email@example.com). You can email her if you need a freelance photographer :)
The French Stall
544 Serangoon Road