Saveur has been known for offering French fare at an affordable price. After months of experiments and researches, the restaruant chain has underwent a rebranding and FrapasBar by Saveur is born. If you are wondering what does FrapasBar means, it is a play of word with the core of what the restaurant chain is doing at its best – French cuisine, Tapas and Bar.
Research has shown that eating vegetables or fruit as your first course will aid in reducing overall calorie intake. So if you need to clock in your dietary fibres intake, remember to order the Grilled Brocollini ($9) as it is flavoursome with a nice touch of smokiness and crunchy bite.
Any pesto and mollusks lovers out there? Trio of scallops ($16) is a wed of both your favourites. Juicy fat scallops lying on a bed of pesto sauuce made with mint, basil, parsley and anchovies.
I am always very hesitant to order any squid or octopus dish for the fear of its overcooked texture. But the Octopus Legs ($15) was cooked just nice, soft and tender with a nice punch from spicy pimento puree.
Pariser Schnitzel ($13) was highly recommended by the server as it is cooked in butter instead of oil. The pork cutlet that was inspired from our local cereal prawn dish was indeed tender and well seasoned but it was a tad too oily for my liking.
Rillette Dumpling ($7) was a rendition derived from the popular duck confit. The idea of having it in bite size without the usage of cultery was indeed brilliant. In fact, it was one of my dining partner’s favourite. So now, where is my beer? Did I mentioned that 1 pint of Archipelago on tap is only $10?
Crabmeat Croquette ($9) was a lovely dish with generous serving of crabmeat packed in those golden shells. Another of my dining partner liked it so much that we had 2 portions of it!
Yes, Saveur is famous for its signature Saveur Angel Hair Pasta. But do keep an open mind when you are here. Check out the Sophia’s Risotto ($22) which was created by Sophia when she was 12! A nice play of local twist. If you like Otah, try this! I like the nice heat with generous amount of crabmeat and mackerel with every spoonful I take.
Oh yes, remember to leave some space for dessert. Earl grey creme brulee ($8) has a nice caramelised top though I would wish for a more prominent earl grey flavour.
Chocolate moist fudge ($9) was one of my dining partner’s favourite as it was moist and has a lovely aroma from the rose water.
For those who prefer something more refreshing, try the lemon tart ($9). Lemon tart is usually too sour for my liking but the ones at FrapasBar by Saveur were not. I like the overall pairing of the soft lemon custard with a solid base and sweet crumbles. Oh yes, not to forget the yuzu sorbet! I am not willing to share this with anyone. Yes, not sharing!!
For those who are looking for a refreshing drinks that is packed with antioxidants, Forest Berries ($8) is definitely your answer. Made with fresh blackberries and raspberries, I can feel my skin saying a big big yes to it.
Oh yes, there is also a All day Happy Hours promotion running at $9 per drinks. Some of the cocktails include Negroni, Pisco Sour, Martini, Mojito…etc just to name a few. With the revamped menu, while the popular items stay, the restaurant chain has added many interesting dishes to the menu which are good for sharing. Well, isn’t that what tapas are for.
Located at the Cathay and Century Square, perhaps it is a good idea to check them out before movie for some food or after movie for a drinks or two.
FrapasBar by Saveur
2 Handy Road #01-11/12 Singapore 229233
Tel: +65 6735 1141
Operating Hours: Sun – Thu 12pm – 1am
Fri – Sat 12pm – 2am
*Kitchen Last Order @ 11pm*
2 Tampines Central 5, #01-35 Singapore 529509
Tel: +65 6789 1121
Operating Hours: 11.30am – Midnight ( aily)
*Kitchen Last Order @ 9.30pm*