Thursday, May 22, 2008


Was shopping at Vivo last weekend and decided to rest our tired legs (GSS starting :D)
Stopped by Fren(s)h for their yummy tartines (open faced sandwiches). I haven't been there for a really long time and was craving for their delicious tartines.
The aircon in the little corner shop was spoilt on the day we went there - it was very stuffy and uncomfortable to sit inside. Luckily, since the last time I came, they have expanded their little seating area to the opening landing outside. It faces sentosa and there is a nice breeze. They have cornered off the area with a border of potted plants.

They have a new menu with new tartines, and we decided on the Savoyarde Tartin. It's $22 for the set meal (comes with drink and dessert cos it's under the premium tartins, normal tartins cost $17 for the set).
It comes with reblochon cheese, prosciutto ham and diced potatoes and fresh onions. The tartine didn't dissappoint - the potatoes were soft and fluffy, with the occasional salty piece of prosciutto ham and soft melted cheese. The onions gave the dish a zing and the whole meal was complete with a refreshing salad of iceberg lettuce in a zesty dressing (I have nothing against iceberg lettuce salad - but those who like their salad with fancy leaves won't like this).
According to Wikipedia, Reblochon is a soft washed-rind cheese made from raw cow's milk. Produced from the day's second milking... proof of its being well-aged in an airy cellar, the rind of this cheese is covered with a fine white mould. The optimal period to savour this cheese is between May and September after it has been aged six to eight weeks. Reblochon has a nutty taste that remains in mouth after its soft and uniform centre has been enjoyed.
Well, to me, it was tasty, salty, soft and went really well with the potatoes and bread :D For the drink, I paid 50 cents to upgrade a normal drink to the Hot Chocolate but it was rather dissappointing. The chocolate wasn't mixed properly into the milk, and there were lots and lots of flecks of chocolate. Furthermore, it barely resembled the nice thick chocolately drink I had previously.
For dessert, we ate the delicious creme brulee. They serve it cold so it's really delightful to have on a warm balmy afternoon. And very energising for the next cycle of marathon shopping :p
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-163 Vivocity
Phone 63768005

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