This post is not suitable for my vegetarian friends and readers. Don't say I didn't warn you. ;P
Loooooooong picture-ful post.
If you stumbled onto this post via Google search on "DB Bistro Moderne" or "DB Bistro and Oyster Bar", this post isn't exactly a review on the restaurant. My write-ups on restaurants are usually in a descriptive style of my personal experience and preference rather than how a food blogger does it.
Continuing from part 1 of our MBS staycation, we went window shopping at The Shoppes@MBS Singapore before heading down to DB Bistro Moderne for dinner. We badly needed to burn off all the food we ate before dinner but shopping doesn't seem to be a good workout.
DB Bistro Moderne is a celebrity chef restaurant by Daniel Boulud and this season, there is a brand new Oyster Bar with a plethora of seafood from all over the world.
"DB Bistro Moderne is Chef Daniel Boulud's renowned re-interpretation of the Parisian classic. Among his many achievements, Chef Boulud is credited with elevating the simple burger into an art form. This is what sets db Bistro Moderne apart, new takes on old classics, the perfect fusion of sophistication with pure and simple pleasures." - hungrygowhere.com
I'm always intrigued by the variety of sauce available though I usually like to eat my food as their original flavour without any dips.
How adorable is this mini Tabasco sauce?
You know, we were totally not hungry from the Cocktail and Canapé Hour at The Club prior to this and I told myself, "No bread, no matter how delicious they are." I failed at this what you call a cheese bread or cheese puff.
I always say that you could tell how good a restaurant is from the bread they serve. I love good bread but I've to always stop myself from dedicating too much stomach space on bread.
There was a promotion for champagne which came in the form of Champagne Taittinger.
We ordered the smallest one-layer seafood platter which consisted of oysters, lobster, shrimps, clams, whelks, scampi, scallop ceviche.
I love the sweet, fresh and succulent lobster! Craving for some sweet lobster now!
The lobster was the star. Not that human behind.
The shrimps and scampi look sweet and red but looks are deceiving. I would very much prefer those steamed prawns at Chinese restaurants any time. Another favourite was the ceviche and the oysters of course.
We were pretty impressed by the seafood platter though I felt that the cheaper seafood platters at other seafood restaurants would do just as fine.
Check out the 3-layer seafood platter at the other table. I asked the staff if that was the biggest platter and nope, it wasn't. And and and, that guy whose face was blocked by the platter? He's so charming! I love his chiselled good looks and smile.
We also ordered The Original DB Burger to share -- the famous gourmet burger in town. It is a sirloin burger filled with creamy foie gras and braised short ribs served on a parmesan bun.
I'm not a gourmet burger person. To me, burgers are called burgers when they could be eaten with both hands. I don't like squishing thick gourmet burgers and struggling to eat them the way I usually do. So for thick burgers, I would use a fork and a knife to eat and I don't get the real kick from the amalgamation of flavours. On the other hand, kh is a gourmet burger person. I cannot stand it when he watches food channels on gourmet burgers and for the next few days, asks me if we could eat some thick burgers.
I love the taste of the sirloin and the parmesan bun. The creamy foie gras is stuffed in the sirloin. I personally prefer seared foie gras as opposed to pâté or creamy ones though for The Original DB Burger, the creamy one is a perfect blend.
Kh felt it was by far the best burger he had ever eaten. I have to admit that as much as I don't like burgers, DB Burger is really one of the better burgers around (Of course! That's their trademark and at SG$42 in full decadence, it had better be good!) If you are interested, watch the video on how the DB Burger is crafted.
How the husband eats VS How the wife eats
The man: Attempted at using fork and knife first, then decided on using both hands for the full flavour and ended off with sucking his fingers.
The lady: Fork and knife, fork and knife, "It's too difficult to eat and I'm too full can you help me to finish?"
We had complimentary warm madeleines from the restaurant with a special touch.
And when the hub started to do a mock clap, mouthing the word "Ha...", I told him, "No singing please. No singing."
I was so full by then but the madeleines were really good. There was a hint of lemon if I'm not wrong and I love that zesty freshness in a dessert.
The staff suggested ending the meal with apple crumble served with vanilla bean ice cream. When I thought that it would be great to try a French style home-made apple crumble, I hadn't expected a whole pan! Together with the complimentary madeleines, it was too much sweetness.
We had to pack the unfinished ones!
We decided to check out the pool before it closes to see if there was good photo opportunities but alas, no.
You know, I wonder how many people actually bother to read my long gibberish when I posted this photo on Instagram. I guess nobody read till the end to see the wry humour.
I love the beautiful night city skyline of Singapore. Blazing luminous stars... Colourful dazzling lights from the skyscrapers... All part of the adornment on the vast canopy of black canvass .
Standing there with such a beautiful background, I imagined myself bathed in lovely bokeh effect. I wondered if I was standing alone in the universe or were there some extraterritorial life on one of those flickering stars thinking the same thoughts .
Then a voice whispered ever so softly to me, "No honey. There are many naked-looking people with you and one lady who seems to stand out more than you do in this frame. Screw extraterrestrial . "
I was jolted back to reality .
The polka dot lady photobombed all my pics but not her fault. She was there first.
The main focus of this photo is the lady with fiery lens aviators taking loads of selfies with the flashlight on.
There were many ladies like her at the pool who kept on tilting their heads at all angles, trying to get the best shots. While they were at that, they tried placing their hands on their heads, their face, their necks and did duck face, Angelina Jolie's pouts, smiled all sorts of sweet smiles, coy smiles, don't-hate-me-coz-I'm-beautiful smiles and I-swear-I-wanna-punch-your-face smiles.
It was all very interesting to watch!
I love this deceptive mirror at the lift lobby. It made my stumpy legs look really lean. In fact, it seems like all the mirrors in MBS have that effect.
And then when we got back to the room, I was pleasantly surprised to see a cake on the dining table from MBS.
Too much sweetness!
In my previous post, I mentioned about how much time and effort I put into styling my much shorter hair and how unruly my hair got after one evening in a non-windy place to boot. Here goes... half the time I was sweeping curtain of hair off my left eye. Nice in photo, impractical in real life.
The hair simply started to curl in all directions and I kid myself saying "Never mind. That was the bed head look I was trying to achieve." At least they were not sticking outwards.
The effect of the overlapping images of the bed in the beautiful night city skyline was just a reflection from the window of the room.
But yeah, it was great watching movies in bed and drifting off to sleep to my favouritest cityscape.
Check out my final post which would feature the iconic SkyPark pool in the day and the hearty breakfast at Sky on 57. I saw a couple of new readers/stumblers on my previous post. Welcome! And hope to see all of you around more often.
Happy weekend! xoxo