Gone in 60 minutes
This now-iconic restaurant has come to define the term ‘power lunch’ in the most understated way. Clad in plush carpeting, antique chandeliers and priceless art pieces from contemporary masters, it retains a sense of grandeur with a light touch.
Founded in 1994 as one of the pioneering fine dining French establishments in Singapore, Les Amis has retained its mantle as one of the city’s finest establishments through consistently warm and unobtrusive service, and excellent, refined French fare.
Busy executives appreciate chef Sebastien Lepinoy’s Le Menu Express, a four-course lunch that can be served in under 45 minutes. The S$85 menu serves the likes of roasted challan duck with turnip, liver jus and pear, and pate en croute with duck foie gras, pistachio and truffle.
Lepinoy, a Joel Robuchon alum, also purveys a six-course seasonal tasting menu (S$205) for those with more time on their hands. Expect langoustines from Loctudy with courgette swathed in a velvety extra virgin olive oil emulsion, and cold angel hair pasta kissed with kombu, caviar and white truffle.
The food is deftly matched by an impeccable wine list that has won the restaurant countless awards throughout its two decades in service.
The lunch menu has been put on hold during this festive period and will resume next year.
1 Scotts Road