I was determined to try their food you see. Where else in the central could you find a bowl of Pasta that cost $3.90 or a plate of Duck Confit at $8.90? I just knew I have to come and showcase this finding to my friends and fellow readers.
Personally, I’m a sucker for Foie Gras. it’s one of those must have thing for me whenever I go for a French meal. Even more so that particular night because my dining partner had never tried one before! I spoke in the best French I could and I got myself the Pan Fried Foie Gras With Lentils And Pickled Onions ($7.90).
Slightly overcooked if you ask me but the flavors seemed to explode within your mouth as you worked your way through the fatten Goose Liver. My partner still didn’t like the idea of eating Liver but hey, at least he gave it a try right?
Do note that this is 35g only. Rather petite I have to confess but for our first time, it did just fine…
Being an angler himself, my partner knew he’s so going for the Barramundi With Crab Potato And French Beans ($12.90). The fillet was fresh and pan fried nicely. The meat was flaky and tender. Once again, signs of freshness. The Crab Potato though didn’t have any crab taste with every bite we took.
When it comes to duck confit, I’m always looking for a juicy meat thigh to sink my metal wares into. Afterall, the meat should be simmered in it’s own fat. Hence, I was expecting an explosion of umami taste to it. But somehow I was disappointed by Saveur’s rendition ($8.90). The meat was just too dry. It’s almost like eating a fried one to a confit. I expected more but then again maybe I expected too much?
Just in the nick of time, our last order as it is Saveur’s last order. The Pistachio Panna Cotta ($6.90) couldn’t have ended our dinner any better.
Saveur is set to impress the crowd that’s for sure. Just look at the number of diners strolling in? Service was commendable since there’s so few staffs catering to a full house. Our cups always seem to be filled perceptually by the attentive staffs. I’m more than happy to pay $0.40 for my cup of tap water if this were the service they provide. If only their waiting time could be as fast as they served their food… I think you will see me frequent here.
My advice to you if you wanna try Saveur would be to come around 2pm for lunch and after 8pm for dinner. That’s when the place gets a bit empty and less vibrant (noisy) if you know what I mean. Do note that they do not accept reservations so don’t bother calling them unless you need to.
So after reading this post, do you still have the impression that French cuisines are only for the rich?