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529 Balestier Road #01-01 Singapore 329856

Time: (Monday - Saturday & Public Holidays) 1130 - 1530, 1830 - 2230, Off on Sunday

Owner: Suzanne Leong

Telephone: 67361070  Fax: 67325356  Email: cafeletroquet@pacific.net.sg

(Coupon parking at side street opposite the Cafe, a.k.a. Balestier Road

and free after 5pm and on Sundays and Public holidays)

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New Set Lunch

 

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Our Services:-

- Takeaway.

- Catering.

- Reservation of seats for private or corporate lunch / dinner available.

我们的服务:-

- 欢迎打包。

- 伙食供应。

- 预定私人或团体午餐、晚餐座席。

 

Cosy Environment 舒适清爽的环境

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Signature Dishes 招牌菜: Duck Confit, Panfried Foie Gras

Authentic French cuisine with our signature dishes such as: confit de canard / duck confit, panfried foie gras, grilled fresh salmon, boeuf bourguignon / beef and red wine Photo of French Winestew, French fish soup, French onion soup, escargot, home-made terrines... . And a good choice of salads, hot & cold gourmet sandwiches & in-house-baked quiches.

 

 

我们是第一家座落在马里士他路的法国餐厅,它是一个品尝美

食、会合好友谈天的好地方。这里的法国餐据有家庭风味,著名

的招牌菜包括干烧鸭腿(皮脆肉香)、锅烧兔饶肉、法国农村乳

酪...等。除此之外,我们也供应上好的沙拉、冷热三文治、蛋

奶、糕点、乾果巧克力、松饼和特制的香茶(口味有芙蓉、紫玫

瑰蕾、金盏花、柠檬马鞭草与菊花)。价钱公道,菜式精美,是

您全家大小享用午餐、晚餐的好去处。

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Other Services Include:

* Take Away.

* French Wine & Food Testing.

* In-House Private & Corporate Lunch & Dinner.

* No Service Charge, No GST.

 

其它服务包括:

* 打包帶走。

* 法国红酒与美食品尝。

* 提供私人以及团体午餐、晚餐。

* 不加服务费、不收消费税。

 

Menu 菜单:

Our menu changes weekly...

Set Menus:-

4 Course Lunch: $18+

4 Course Dinner: $38 nett

4 Course Dinner + Wine: $48 nett

Starter

Escargot (1/2 doz)

Salmon Roulade

Panfried Foie Gras

Gourmet Salad

Salad Nicoise (Tuna, Tomatoes, French Beans, Olives, Eggs, Potatoes & Anchovies)

Smoked Salmon Salad w/ Cream Cheese

Warm Goat Cheese

Salmon Terrine

Terrine De Campagne

Terrine De Canard

Goose Rillette

Charcuterie Platter

Soup Of The Day

Carrot

Pumpkin

Spinach

Cream of Chicken Soup

Minestrone

Fresh Mushroom Soup

Special French Soups

French Onion Soup

Authentic Fish Soup

Home-Made Desserts also Available

Mains / Signature Dishes

Pan-seared Salmon with Mango Aioli

Grilled Chicken aith Tangy Tomato Coulis

Quiche Lorraine w/ Salad

Dory Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce

Rainbow Trout "Amandes"

Boeuf Bourguignon

Braised Lamb Shank

Duck Confit

Grilled Ribeye Steak

Grilled Lamb Chops

Angus Op Rib

 

Main Course: Duck Confit 干烤鸭腿

(Signature Dish)

Main Course: Beef Stewed in Red Wine

(Signature Dish)

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Main Course: Braised Lamb Shank

Main Course: Grilled Cod Fish

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Starter: Panfried Foie Gras

(Signature Dish)

Dessert: Creme Brulee

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Grands Vins de Bordeaux

The Grape Varietals

The wines of Bordeaux are almost always a blend of two or more varietals. In that, they differ from those of Burgundy. In Gironde, there are several different grape varieties, both red and white, whose flavours complement each other and which, in varying proportions, give the wines their character. There are nine main varietals.

RED VARIETALS

MERLOT, the king of the Pomerol vineyards, is also widespread in Fronsac and Saint-Emilion. On the great "terroirs", Merlot gives incomparable strength, complexity and roundness.

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON is the great varietal of the crus classes of the Medoc and the Graves. In poor, stony soil, it thrives the heights of elegance.

 

CABERNET BLANC is found in all the Bordeaux appellations and more generally, in South West France and the Loire Valley. But it is the soils of Saint-Emilion that bring out all its elegance and complex aromas.

 

PETIT VERDOT is a minor varietal, but still a favourite in the Medoc. It is a traditional feature of the greatest of the grands crus. It is a late variety, high in colour and alcohol.

 

MALBEC and CARMENERE have become hard to find as these are fragile varieties and are gradually being abandoned.

WHITE VARIETALS

SEMILLON is the grape par excellence for sweet whites and has made the reputation of Sauternes, among others. But it also produces high quality dry whites. For over two hundred years it has been the main white grape in Bordeaux.

 

SAUVIGNON is the principal variety used in dry white wines of Bordeaux. Hardy and productive, it gives lively, structured wines with a good ageing potential.

 

MUSCADELLE is used occasionally to add a fine floral note to dry whites.

 

Beaujolais Nouveau

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arriv?!

 

What is so special about this traditional event that brings crowds together in a universal festive mood every year.  The fever starts, of course, from the Beaujolais vine growing region, in France, and spreading across all the continents.  French people meet in village gatherings, private parties, bistrots and wine bars on the 3rd Thursday in November which was officially fixed by the French viticultural authorities, to savoir this absolutely unique wine on the first day of its release.

Photo of GrapesAfter the Second World War, AOC wines could only be sold by gradual introduction periods that had been fixed for each production zone.  The turning point came when this law ended in 1951, and wine producers were authorized to release AOC wines before 15th December, but the viticultural representatives of regions producing early drinking wines wanted even an earlier date.  They were successful in their appeal for a preferential regime for an early release. However, to avoid having the wine arrived in varied condition, a new decree in 1985 fixed the 3rd Thursday in November for the release of the Beaujolais for both the transport and celebration.  This date could be considered the official anniversary of new wines. By mutual agreement, winemakers, brokers, suppliers and export centres work together to ensure that the Beaujolais Nouveau will arrive on the market in countries all over the world on 15th November, despite very strict quality checks (obligatory tasting and official approval).

 

But the Beaujolais Nouveau isn't really new !  For centuries, only "new" wines were drank or mainly drank, for the good reason that man did not know how to age wine.  Man did not know how to protect wine from oxidation and so could not keep it for too long a time before it turned to vinegar and it was simpler to drink it straight away.  In the XIth century, winemakers and merchants sold their Beaujolais wines very early.  The wine finished fermenting in the barrel during the time it traveled, on horse drawn carts or in barges on the Saone River to Lyon and its neighboring areas.  It was popular and flowed liberally, normally sold in pubs by the glass and in jugs....  When Beaujolais Nouveau finally made its debut in Paris, its success was overwhelming and soon, it was heading for more conquests throughout the world.

 

In France, thanks to a better understanding of the phenomena linked to whole bunch vinification and the opening of many wine cooperatves, Beaujolais has improved tremendously, and this results in products with truly recognizable characteristics. Much efforts to promote the Beaujolais Nouveau were undertaken by local brokering houses and especially the Union Interprofessionnelle des vins du Beaujolais (U.I.V.B.) which was created in September 1959. The "le Beauolais Nouveau est arrive" slogan was coined around this time

 

Beaujolais Nouveau : the wine

 

The name Beaujolais itself seems to summon up a feeling of youthful joy, of spring, of Phto of Landscapesunshine.  Yet, it is hard to believe that just before harvest, the Beaujolais winegrower may have to battle dreadful hailstorms that can wipe out a whole crop in minutes.   Thus, the Beaujolais is truly a celebration wine that brings happiness, especially to the people living in this region.

 

The grape varietal is the Gamay Noir ?jus blanc (black grapes with white juice), vinified in the same way as all other wines in this region, the only difference being that the winemaker macerates it for a shorter period of time (maximum 4 to 5 days) so that the wine remains fresh and easy to drink, aromatic and fruity.

 

Only Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages can be sold as Beaujolais Nouveau, the former providing two-thirds of the total volume put onto the market.

 

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, the first Beaujolais of the year served in Lyon came mainly from a zone formed by the communes of Saint-Etienne-des-Oullieres, Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne, le Perreon and Blace where the grapes ripened very fast allowing for an early harvest.  Today, the wine from the whole of both Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages provides Beaujolais Nouveau.

 

Characteristics : the sparkling robe is a tempting shade of light red, the color of red currants or cherries, sometimes ruby with purple. With an exceptional harvest at the best temperature, Photo of Landscapeit is well balanced, serious with a good structure... offering aromas of cherries, kirsch, and raspberries... and sometimes floral scents.  In the mouth, you will discover a lively wine that is fruity, light, tender and supple.  It is a wine not to be taken seriously, pleasant and light-hearted, and should be drunk between 10˚ and 14˚  C (46˚ to 54˚ F), between the 3rd Thursday in November and the end of the following January but there is no "sale by date" on it and some will still be very enjoyable a lot later...

 

The eleven Crus of the Beaujolais:  While we are on the subject of Beaujolais, it is interesting to note that the region can be divided into two parts : the Bas Beaujolais in the south, just beyond Villefranche-sur-Saone where the soil is largely sandy thus favoring lighter and earlier-matured wines, producing most of what is known as the Beaujolais Nouveau.  In the north, between Macon and Villefranche, there is more granite in the soil. From here come the fuller, fruitier wines of the Beaujolais Villages and the eleven crus.   These special villages have the privilege of selling their wine just under their own names (North to South) : St-Amour, Julienas, Chenas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnie, Brouilly, Cote-de-Brouilly, St Veran.

 

Today, the Beaujolais Nouveau is fast gaining popularity in Asia too, it being a light wine that goes very well with the cuisine in these countries ! An average 400,000hl or  some 55 million bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau is consumed each year (the maximum authorized volume is 600,000 hl), and 55% of this is exported out of France, to nearly 200 countries !

 

Location Map 地图:

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Awards and Recommendation 奖赏与推荐:

Singapore's Top 100 Signature Dish Award

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Drama Centre

100 Victoria Street #03-01 National Library Singapore 188064

Time: (Tuesday - Saturday & Public Holidays) 1100 - 2000,

(Sunday) 1300 - 2000, Off on Monday

Owner: Suzanne Leong

Telephone: 67361070  Fax: 67325356  Email: cafeletroquet@pacific.net.sg

 

Makarios Cafe Bar

Photo of Cafe BarMakarios Cafe Bar is located at Drama Centre, on level 3 of the National Library, in a quiet, pleasant and airy space. It is a follow-up of its sister outlet Cafe Le Troquet (established in 1985 and which now concentrates only on serving a selected menu of authentic French cuisine), formerly at Alliance Francaise with made-to-order sandwiches, delicious salad combinations (served with its one and only homemade French vinaigrette sauce), shakes, juices and smoothies and the well sought - after homemade soups and hot dishes such as escargot, boeuf bourguignon, quiches, lasagna, moussaka, just to name a few, offering an upmarket alternative to the food court.

 

Photo of CounterIt is faithful to the original Le Troquet concept for healthy, good-value-for-money food and her clientele comprises both expatriates and health-conscious locals. It has been a long, difficult and most challenging experience in upholding this concept for the last 12 years but it is also gratifying to see that people do change their way of eating.

 

Desserts comprise French favourites such as home-made creme brulee, profiterolles, dame blanche (hot chocolate sauce on vanilla ice-cream) as well as tiramisiu, brownies, muffins, carrot cakes, Haagens Dazs ice-cream and on certain days, a very refreshing chariotte aux pommes... .Photo of Dining Hall

 

Try our Lavazza coffee specialties or tea specials for a healthy well-being: Hibiscus, Pink Rosebuds, Marigold, Lemon Verbena, Chrysanthemum and the popular Moroccan fresh mint-leaf tea.

 

Telephone 94764978 for enquiries, reservations or place your order for takeaways. Pick up at your own convenience. Catering available.

 

We also have a good range of foreign premium beers, French and Australian wines, champagne and sparkling waters.

 

Cosy Environment 舒适清爽的环境

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Open for Lunch and Dinner. Enjoy a sensational treat.

 

Photo of Dishes      Sandwiches,

      delicious salad combinations,

      homemade soups,

 

      Home-made chicken in white wine &

      burgundy beef pies, Escargot,

      Boeuf Bourguignon, Quiches,

      Lasagna, Moussaka, French cheeses.

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       Desserts: creme brulee, profiterollers,

       tiramisiu, brownies, muffins, carrot cakes

       and Haagens Dazs ice-creams and more...

 

 

 

 

Photo of BeerPhoto of Beverage    Lavazza coffee or tea specials,

    summer-fresh Diabolo Menthe.

    Beers, French / Australian wines,

    champagne & fresh fruit juices,

    shakes, smoothies...

 

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a place to eat...

 

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