Bistro Du Vin, Zion Road

The quaint little French restaurant Bistro Du Vin

The quaint little French restaurant Bistro Du Vin

Bistro Du Vin is a restaurant that I have been meaning to try for the longest time. During restaurant week earlier this year, almost made reservations for lunch but these fell through due to a busy week.

I am happy to say that I finally visited this lovely French restaurant for lunch this month with delightful company and had a most wonderful time there.

The warm cosy interior of the restaurant

The warm cosy interior of the restaurant

The restaurant is decorated in a quaint and charming way, with brass tops and wooden panels and quirky paintings and posters scattered throughout. Decked out in warm tones and very European furnishings, it gave us a really cosy and inviting feeling.

Cute menu!

Cute menu!

At S$26++, I felt the lunch β€˜prix fixe’ set was a pretty sweet deal. With around six choices each for Entrees, Mains and Desserts, it was almost like a mini a la carte – it is always great to have more choices! Well, most of the time.

My charming lunch companion ;)

My charming lunch companion πŸ˜‰

My friend W started with the Foie Gras Ravioli with Shaved Mushrooms and Port Wine Sauce, and I took the Ratatouille with Deep-Fried Brandade.

W's foie gras ravioli starter

W’s foie gras ravioli starter

Presentation of the foie gras ravioli was simple but it was fairly delicious – I had a small bite and thought the sauce was tasty while still allowing the distinctive taste of foie gras to come through. I felt that the mushroom slices could have a bit more character though.

My starter of cod brandade with ratatouille

My starter of cod brandade with ratatouille

My ratatouille with deep-fried brandade (a kind of cod fish potato vegetable croquette of sorts) was pleasant to eat, with a nice crisp exterior and mushy soft insides.

Stewed Pork Cheeks with Mash Potato

The Stewed Pork Cheeks with Mash Potato

W opted for the Stewed Pork Cheeks, and I the Char-grilled Lamb Spare-ribs coated with honey mustard, with Provencale herbs and green peas.

His was nice but we both found it a tad salty, while mine was ooh-la-la delicious – the lamb ribs were tender, sufficiently juicy, and bursting with layered flavours. The sauce and peas were good too, and I was happy.

Delicious honey glazed lamb spare-ribs

Delicious honey glazed lamb spare-ribs

For dessert, we had a traditional creme brulee and the house’s special ‘Pink Tiramisu’.

Special creme brulee with orange lemon and cinnamon tastes

Special creme brulee with orange lemon and cinnamon tastes

W’s creme brulee was very light and took a spin on the usual one that we see in most restaurants. There was a hint of cinnamon and citrus notes and was smooth and soft.

Pink Tiramisu

The lovely, sweet looking Pink Tiramisu

And I really savoured every bite of my Pink Tiramisu, because firstly – it was just so pretty that I couldn’t really bear to demolish it; and secondly, because it was so delightful with its mix of creamy mascarpone ice cream, whipped cream, tangy icy raspberry sorbet and meringues.

Satisfying and not too sweet.

Bag hook

Really appreciated the bag hook installed under the tables πŸ™‚

I had a really pleasant experience at Bistro Du Vin, and would like to visit it again, maybe for dinner this time. And wouldn’t mind going for the lunch set again too – there’s still their popular classic duck confit and the banana tart tartin (with ginger and lemongrass ice cream, mmm doesn’t that sound good) that I also wanted to try.

Bistro Du Vin

The very French and very quaint Bistro Du Vin

A nice cosy place with reasonable prices and tasty food, to me. Service was not too shabby as well, so I’d say we had a positive experience across all elements!

Happy girl after the meal

Happy girl after the meal

Haven’t tried the other branch at Shaw Centre though, maybe will go to this one the next time?

Happiness Index 4

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Bistro Du Vin
56 Zion Road
Tel: +65 6836 6313

Open daily from 11.30am to 4.30pm for lunch, and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner (information from Hungrygowhere).

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