By: Katie Roberts
Artisan Boulangerie Co. (ABC)
I12 Katong #01-05, 112 East Coast Road
Over the past year, Chef Eran Mayer has developed a loyal following for his authentic European-style bread, and on that reputation has just opened a sixth and seventh outlet at Katong and Chevron House. The hard-working French-trained chef has added classic comfort fare made from high-quality natural ingredients to the all-day menu. Coffee, made with Toby’s Estate beans is a big drawcard too.
ABC is perfect for brunch, lunch or family dinner – casual and relaxed – and linguine and meatballs ($16) topped with fresh basil and parmesan will keep hungry, noisy kids quiet.
Adults can tuck into the six interesting salads. Among the veggies in the garden pesto ($14) are beans and both sundried and cherry tomatoes, and it’s topped with fresh handmade rocket pesto. Organic quinoa crush ($16) combines white quinoa, green lentils, fennel, apple, cranberries, parmesan and greens into a heady mix. These salads are big, but a pastry, a pie or a quiche would be a nice addition (and you can take home any leftovers). Men may be tempted by the roast chicken breast ($19), an option that is both tasty and healthy.
Don’t leave without allowing the kids a serve of the vanilla cream profiterole ($12), smothered in creamy Belgian chocolate. I can guarantee silence, and that they will be begging to return.
Must-try Dish: Shakshouka skillet – eggs baked in cumin-scented tomato sauce served with warm Turkish pide bread, cucumber salad and tahini dip.