SINAGPORE (Dec 2): From the good people who brought you the popular Poulet Amazing French Roast Chicken comes a new dining concept based on the Poulet brand that has just opened its doors in ION Orchard.
Poulet + Brasserie (P+) is helmed by chef Joshua Khoo, who founded several popular F&B establishments, including the Saveur restaurants. At P+, Khoo has crafted an exclusive menu that consists of his specialty contemporary French cuisine, all-day breakfast and enticing new dishes that combine both local flavours and traditional French cooking techniques.
“The inspiration for this menu was drawn from many places — from the cafe-hopping scene in Melbourne to how Thai restaurants interpret French cuisine and to Singapore’s own unique local dishes,” says Khoo. “With this diverse influence, patrons of P+ will find elements of our menu that will be comfortingly familiar, while others will ensure a unique and exciting take on some favourites. Underlying all of this is my vision to provide an honest and wholesome dining experience for our customers.”
As Poulet is famous for its rotisserie chicken, Khoo has decided to include it in P+’s menu, but with a different spin. The P+ Rotisserie Chicken ($20) is slow-roasted and cooked in au jus, bacon, corn kernels and mushrooms. The chicken is very tender, with the meat falling off the bone easily. The whole dish comes together rather well, giving it a hearty and warm vibe.
Another signature and a must-try is the Signature Duck Confit ($22). This dish is cooked overnight for about 12 hours in its own fat, in a cooking process known as confit. Then, the duck is pan-fried right before it is served to give the skin a crispy finish. This results in soft and tender duck leg meat, with a generous amount of fat sandwiched between the meat and crispy skin.
Pop by P+ for brunch before hitting the shops or if you need a break from shopping, and grab a light bite from P+’s All-Day Breakfast menu. We tried the Spicy Baked Eggs with Tomatoes ($15), a hearty dish that is not too filling, allowing you to still be able to run for the sales racks. Dip the garlic herb baguette slices in a bowl of spiced tomato concasse with spicy chorizo topped with baked eggs.
For dessert, try the Tiramisu ($8) (main image), which is prepared the traditional and classic way, with a specialty coffee blend, sweet rum and a generous layer of light and airy mascarpone cheese cream. One bite of this is definitely not enough.
Khoo tells Options that he wanted to add a little local flare to some of the dishes in P+’s menu, and one of these was the Banana Crumble ($9), which features fresh banana slices in banana jam, topped with crumble and a dollop of salted caramel ice cream. This may be an utterly sinful dessert, but it is definitely worth the calories.
Apart from the dishes mentioned above, P+ has much more on its menu that places a spotlight on Khoo’s creativity and talent. A few other notable dishes are the Nutella French Toast ($14), Jumbo Prawn and Garlic Pasta ($24), Smashed Avocado with Poached Egg ($16) and Wild Sea Bream ($25).
Poulet + Brasserie
2 Orchard Turn
Tel: 6509 4342
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily