The French Stall, located at 544 Seragoon Road, is opened by Mr Xavier Le Henaff and is a cross between a French Restaurant and a French coffeehouse. Before that, Mr Xavier was a chef with a 5-star hotel in Madina with customers including the President and the Prime Minister.
We had Escargot ($9.80), a dish of cooked land snails with garlic butter, for starters - which was served without shells for a change. Although I prefer them served in shells, I thought the Escargots were delightful and very flavourful but not overpowering.
The Duck Leg Confit ($25.80) with pan fried foie gras on stewed lentils and red wine sauce was delicious. The duck was tender and moist, foie gras was nice however I’ve now added it to my “not to eat list” because of gavage feeding of geese and ducks to make it.
The Braised Pork Belly ($18.80) with lentils and burgundy sauce was a little salty but the pork was tender melted in our mouths. Even Scott enjoyed it although he’s not a fat lover. The stewed lentils were unique and we throughly enjoyed them.
The Baked Alaska ($7.80), a dessert made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake and topped with meringue, was absolutely fantastic – rich and light at the same time. A must try for people with a sweet tooth!
My ratings – Food: 8/10. Service: 9/10. Ambience: 3/10. Value for money: 5/10. The bill came up to about $78 for the 2 of us with the above dishes and beverages. I was really surprised that service staff were attentive and the food was served in a timely fashion. More info about the restaurant @ www.thefrenchstall.com.sg.