Fine Dining Lunch Review: L'Atelier Joel du Roubuchon at RWS Singapore

One thing you need to remember if you are at RWS/Sentosa and hankering for some lunch - L'Atelier Joel du Roubuchon does a really decent and worthwhile one that you can check out for a brief respite amidst all the playmaking. The L'Atelier (meaning workshop in french) is side by side with the more serious main restaurant, and has strong black/red colours in light accents surrounding an open kitchen concept where you can see every little detail of the cooking process! I really liked that -- it's amazing seeing how efficient the staff worked around the chef, and service was of course impeccable.

For $58++ you get to have 2 appetisers, a main and a dessert, which to me seems to be the best combination. Pick from 6 hot/cold appetisers and 7 mains plus 3 types of dessert.

Since there are two of us we had 4 starters to try! There was the L'Onion soup which was really comforting and flavoursome. The onion taste was not overwhelming but well-balanced. Perfect way to warm up the stomach for more.

Then there's the King snapper ceviche, a light refreshing and playful plate of ingredients, presented in such a delightful way I can't bear to eat it! But when I do, the fish was fresh and bouncy. This was a favorite.

There was also the L'asperge blanche, which was white asparagus wrapped with some delightful parma ham. It's so simple, but so good. 

Then lastly, a hot L'ecrevisses, which was crayfish in a sweet seafood broth reduced with white wine. I like how the crayfish is already all peeled and ready for enjoyment.

For the mains we tried braised veal cheek in a ginger and lemon grass bouillon. The veal was tender, but to be really honest I didn't really like the texture that it came in, which was minced up.

My friend had the codfish wrapped in this wonderful rice paper type pillow case, sitting on some dash broth and mushrooms.

The cod was again done to perfection. The dashi broth provided a savoury counterpoint to the fish.

We were stuffed by then! It might not look much, but 2 appetisers and a main can really fill one up. Still there's some room for desserts, in the form of Le Chocolate and Le Pop Ananas (pineapple mousse with passionfruit). Both were exquisite and a joy to finish. I preferred the chocolate dessert a little more because it is less tart and more sinful!

I had a lovely time enjoying the creations from L'Atelier Joel du Roubuchon and I would recommend anyone wondering about the dinner there to give their more affordable but equally if not more enjoyable lunches a go first!

L'Atelier du Joel Roubuchon
Level 1, Hotel Michael (Resorts World Sentosa), 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Lunch: 12pm - 2.30pm (Every Sun)
Dinner: 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Thu – Mon)
Closed on every Tue and Wed
+65 6577 6688

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