Take your taste buds on a ride at the only Asian outpost of leading French female chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
While it just isn’t possible to jet off to Europe for a vacation this August, would-be travelers based in the Lion City can still get a taste of modern French culinary innovation by sampling the new summer menu at La Dame de Pic in the Raffles Hotel Singapore. The fine-dining venue is helmed by chef de cuisine Kevin Gatin—a protégé of Anne-Sophie Pic, who is only the fourth female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars—and offers dishes that combine cooking techniques honed in Valence, Pic’s birthplace in southeast France, with premium French and Japanese produce.
The Experience menu (S$248++ per person) includes the crowd-pleasing tomato myriad, which features summer tomatoes with elderflower-scented tomato consommé and burrata ice cream. Another must-try is the decadent Hokkaido tuna belly; this dish yields the notes of ginger flower, pandan leaf, and Tasmanian pepper, and is paired with pine- and bergamot-flavored watercress juice.
Seafood lovers will want to opt for the Elegance menu (S$338++ per person). Brown crab sourced from Brittany in a sencha-infused vine peach broth serves as the prequel to an entrée of grilled Norwegian wild langoustine. For the fish course, diners have a choice between Breton turbot à la meunière and the equally indulgent wild sea bass, which comes with oscietra caviar and champagne sauce created by Pic’s late father, himself a celebrated chef, in 1971.
Both set menus feature Anne-Sophie Pic’s famed berlingots, a signature stuffed pasta dish served at all of her restaurants around the world, but adapted with local touches according to the location. At La Dame de Pic inside the Raffles hotel, the berlingots contain a molten cheese fondue center and are presented in a pea broth infused with a specific herb Pic encountered at a market in Singapore’s Chinatown.
Other standouts include roasted pigeon from the French region of Bresse—paired with a lightly smoked broth infused with Madagascan vanilla, roasted barley, Phu Quoc pepper, and kumquat—and the Saga wagyu beef. The latter is marinated in Kampot pepper, sake, and sobacha (buckwheat tea) before being cooked over charcoal and plated up with butter-roasted celeriac and black garlic mayonnaise.
As for dessert, options range from the brand-new alpaco chocolate, which comes with a mousse of hojicha and cubeb pepper, to French Gariguette strawberries served alongside a light genmaicha (brown rice green tea) mousse and coconut and lemon verbena sorbet.
La Dame de Pic is open for lunch from Friday to Sunday and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday; customers must be aged 12 or above to enter. For bookings and further information, click here.