If you’re looking for a great restaurant at Boat Quay serving European dishes, La Belle Epoque has recently launched a new à la carte menu. Located near the northern end of Boat Quay (close to Clarke Quay MRT), it offers contemporary European food using fresh ingredients seasoned with natural herbs. You can enhance your dining experience at this European restaurant by pairing the food with unique cocktails that are curated in-house.
Menu highlights at La Belle Epoque
Our recommended way to kick off your meal at La Belle Epoque? With the mouth-watering selection of cold cuts and cheese. The long list of options includes Prosciutto Di Parma Ham, Lamb Parma, Black Forest Ham, Parmagiano Reggiano DOP Fiordimaso, Taleggio, Burrata, Roquefort Coulet and Baked Camembert. You get to choose any four of these cold cuts and cheese for $40, or you can order individual servings. Another highlight is the Fresh Focaccia Sourdough and Herb Butter. The sourdough is specially prepared in-house and gives a burst of umami flavours.
This Boat Quay restaurant also offers vegan options such as Fig & Peach and Cauliflower Steak. And those who love a salad will want to make a beeline for the Torn Burrata & Cornbread.
For a meatier feast, try something from the restaurant’s farm-to-table selection. Highlights include Barbecued Lamb, Gentleman’s Steak, Canard du Ciel and Smoked Pork Belly. If you’re more of a seafood fan, the menu again includes plenty of options, including Salmon Carpaccio, Seabream and Chips, Crusted Tuna and Seafood Aglio Olio.
Dining as group? La Belle Epoque’s new menu comes with communal dishes that are great for sharing. Every table looks better with a serve of Truffle Fries on it, right? Other options include Tomato & Mussels, Chicklen Winglets, Poulet Rôti (French roast chicken) and Garlic Prawns.
Of course, you have to finish your European restaurant dining experience with a sweet treat. For us, it’s a toss-up between the Tiramisu, Aux Chocolate Tart and Lemon Tart. If you’re with friends, get one of each and sample everything!
Complete your European food choices with specially curated drinks
Cocktail connoisseurs and wine lovers alike enjoy a drink in the bars around the Boat Quay and Clarke Quay neighbourhood. But happily La Belle Epoque combines its fabulous European food with all the hallmarks of a swish bar. The list of refreshing Signature Cocktails includes Violette Sour, Butterscotch Sgroppino, Hugo’s Mango and more. If wine is your go-to over dinner, you can enjoy different grape varietals from various European regions, from Spanish Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Moscatos and Amarone to classic Bordeaux and Burgundy wines from France.
About Chef Firdauz Nasir
La Belle Epoque’s Chef Firdauz Nasir specialises in contemporary European food using fresh ingredients seasoned with natural herbs. He believes in ‘simple and tasty’ cooking, and enjoys creating culinary masterpieces using old-school techniques, with ingredients from local markets combined with European presentation and plating.
Chef Nasir was also part of the kitchen ‘Mass Cookout’ at the Singapore Grand Prix 2008, which supplied meals to 10,000 people and lunch to the Grand Prix drivers and their teams. He was a Bronze medallist at Food & Hotel Asia for the Hot & Cold Black Box category in that same year, following a fifth place result in a 2007 celebrity chef cooking show by Mediacorp Suria. He has since appeared as a judge and guest chef on Mediacorp Suria and Mediacorp Vasantham respectively.
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