We had a fabulous evening at this cozy French bistro.
I always abhor the overpriced Valentine’s menu, so knowing the newly opened La Maison Fatien does normal menu even on Valentine’s day was the perfect choice.
We were served with warm soft plain bread and soft butter, the butter was really creamy.
First time having escargots! Yes, I decided to do this for so.moo.food readers and as the new year’s resolution.
You see, I always smell the fragrant melted herbed garlic butter from the next table ordering escargots in French restaurants
but never ventured on it.
The snails were chewy, if not for the flavourful melted butter, snails themselves were flavourless.
I couldn’t compare this first escargot dish with other ones – this one was alright.
The tasty and deep beef stock was great.
He was really hoping of crispy duck skin however disappointed.
The skin was on the soft side, only charred with blow torch atop for colours.
Meat itself was pretty well cured, a little dry but they did slide off the bones. Alright after all.
Seabass was served with no-so-smooth mashed, some jus and stir fried cabbage shreds with bacon bits.
It was a big slab of fillet, a little dry inside, almost crispy skin on the outside.
Yes, desserts round!
Thankfully, they served vanilla ice-cream with the choux pastries (not whipped cream by Limoncello). A comforting end indeed.
Love the slightly crunchy fondant exterior and oozing molten chocolate.
Perfect with the homemade vanilla ice-cream.
The service here was diligent, water was constantly filled up and table was cleaned of crumbs before every course.
I feel that the pricing was reasonable for the area and ambiance it offers.
Food here needs some polishing and improvements.
It was an overall cozy and tasty evening.
Here’s the box of chocolate given to him on Valentine’s day.
Love the intense hazelnut aroma which is only available this season.
Smooth chocolate melting the V day away on the tongue – nice.