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The Disgruntled Brasserie

By Saturday, May 27, 2017 , , , , ,

The Disgruntled Brasserie, sister outlet of the acclaimed The Disgruntled Chef at Dempsey has now launched a revamped menu created by newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Desmond Goh. Unlike its fine dining counterpart, the Disgruntled Brasserie is a relaxed and modern European brasserie focused on sharing plates.
Located in boutique hotel The Club, The Disgruntled Brasserie provides a respite from the noise, sights, and smells from the Ann Siang watering hole. 
We started out night with the small plates. The Foie Gras & Peanut Butter Miso ($18/pc), served with blackcurrant, poached grapes and brioche is recommended. How can anyone say no to a smooth chunk of butter on more butter.
I like some oomph in my dishes so the Home-Cured Salmon ($16) with pickled cucumber and marinated avocado on horseradish buttermilk was a tad too bland for me.
Now, the dish that really tantalized my tastebuds is the Gruyere Cheese Soufflé ($16). Cheesy it sure was but it was delightfully airy and light and the caramelised onions and chardonnay fondue helped to balance the creaminess. Share this or not, i'll leave it to you. Ps. i wouldn't.
Another must order for me is the Boston Lobster Bisque ($24), with lobster ravioli, caramelised garlic and onion salt roll. Damn that bisque is rich and smoky. Nvm the disappointing ravioli which was mainly pasta and nothing else, we were happy to simply savor the union of the buttery rolls and umami bisque. 
From the Large Plates, the Chilean White Cod ($38) with salted cod brandade, Remy Martin VSOP scampi butter, lemon confit, Normande sauce satisfied us with the different flavor profiles. What we love about the dish was the VSOP butter cream sauce, which we couldn't stop spooning.
The Pork Collar ($32) on the other hand was bland and forgettable. This was served with caraway milk poached caramelised cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke puree, grilled scallion and star anise jus. The greens were the star of the dish in fact. 
For punchier flavors, go for the thick and chewy Carbonara Taglierini ($24). The egg pastas are made fresh daily at The Disgruntled Brasserie and we enjoyed the smokiness from the three different meats: streaky back bacon, farmer’s smoked bacon and kurobuta ham. I found the parmigiano reggiano crusted egg gimicky. Just give me a regular runny egg instead of one with papery and dry whites. Share this please, unless you like stuffing yourself silly. 
On the dessert menu, my favorite was the Baileys Crème Caramel ($18), comprising Remy Martin cherry compote, cocoa rice crisps and Kahlua ice cream. I must be an alcoholic.
Go for the Lemon Curd ($16) if you prefer a lift at the end of your meal. The shiso leaf ice cream gives the dish slight savory twist that complements the other sweetened components. Skip the Apple Tarte Tatin ($16) as i completely wiped the memory of eating it.

Overall, The Disgruntled Brasserie is a decent but surprisingly quiet spot on Ann Siang. Check out their new 6-course weekend brunch menu which is only priced at $48/pax and for an additional $38, you'll enjoy free-flow prosecco, wines, beers and juices. Set lunches are $28/32 for a 2/3-course menu.

The Disgruntled Brasserie
28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708 
Tel: +65 6808 2184
Daily: 7am - 10.30pm 

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