ORCHARD - Like the fine wines on its award-winning wine list, Les Amis only seems to get better over time. Established in 1994 as Singapore’s first independent fine dining restaurant, the space has undergone many transformations over the years, the last one being a $1.5 million renovation to create chic and contemporary interiors with beige leather chairs, crisp white linen tablecloths, and lush velvet panels. Behind the menu is Sebastien Lepinoy, former protégé of Joël Robuchon and a master at creating fine French cuisine with subtle touches of Asian flavours.
Why you should come here:
Les Amis recently received two Michelin stars, it consistently places in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and it’s a Singapore classic that’s been around for years and is still going strong. The food here is elegant and refined and the wine list features over 3,000 bottles carefully selected to complement the cuisine.
What we love:
Despite being around for over 20 years, Les Amis still manages to impress with modern dishes that make use of premium ingredients prepared and presented in fresh new ways. Take for example the Cold Angel Hair that comes as a wound up bundle of fresh angel hair pasta dotted with flecks of black truffle, flavoured with umami-rich kombu, and topped with a dollop of luscious caviar. The Warm Lobster Rouelle is also a winner with chunks of lobster and langoustine mousse wrapped in baby organic spinach, all sitting in a rich, buttery fish bone sauce.
The wine cellar here is one of the finest in Asia. In fact, Les Amis has been on the Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners list for 18 years and running, and is one of only 74 restaurants in the world and only four in Asia to make the list.
This is also a great spot for special events or group dinners, as they have four private rooms including a Chef’s Table room on the first floor with a glass window looking directly into the kitchen, and three private rooms on the mezzanine level that can be connected into one large room.
The lunch set menus run from $65++ to $155++ not including wine, and the dinner set menus start at $185++ and go up to $295++ with optional wine pairings for $120 to $140.