I originally made 3 bookings for this season's Restaurant Week, but had to cancel one (Salta!) cos I was running out of time, making my way to Bistro Du Vin one weekday evening for yet another french attempt.
The outlet at Shaw Centre was really hard to book which I ended up with a 9:30pm timeslot, but I decided to try my luck by walking in at 8 and viola! They got a empty table right there. Strangely, it wasn't that full house so I concluded that they only kept a small number aside for restaurant week. Service was prompt, friendly and quick, much in line with Les Amis's other bistro-like places like Peperoni and NamNam.
Nothing spectacular, just decent baguette with butter and oh, cheers to unpretentious free water.
A no brainer since the other choice was escargots which I just had at Taratata, the prized liver was rich and creamy within the Italian wanton, paired with the seemingly heavy but manageable port wine sauce and roasted hazelnut. Mopped it up with my remaining baguette!
My picture didn't do the size of the mains justice as it was a seriously huge wedge of rib with generous amount of meat dangling on it. And a real tasty one too that is, being very tender with buttery fatty bits and has a robust beefy taste to it. Oh I can eat this forever.
I have always liked the french-styled baked apple/pear tarts so this suited me just fine. A tad pity that the Blue Cheese Ice Cream wasn't distinctive enough.
At $35++ for restaurant week dinner, it would have been quite a value-for-money meal if not for the fact that I was itchy hand to look at the lunch menu and realised that they were offering the exact 3 course for lunch at $30++.
Though feeling slightly cheated, I guessed its not exactly a fair comparison since we are talking about lunch and dinner here. That aside, Bistro Du Vin served up a really good meal for me and ticked off another one on my list of to-go. Back for lunch, perhaps!
Bistro Du Vin
#02-12, Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road
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