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Cravings - Check!

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012

Freedom is here!! In celebration of what I now know as "The Longest Exam Period Ever", I headed down to Saveur at Purvis Street to fulfill some two-week old craving for Foie Gras with my dear friend, Pei Li!

It's such a relief to finally get my taste buds on their super value for money Foie Gras ($9.90+). While just about every food blogger out there has done a review on the $7.90 version with creamy lentils and pickled onion, I was surprised to find out that they actually do offer another flavour with a much more appetizing sounding apple-infused port wine and vanilla bean. Though it was $2.00 more, I figured it was the end of exams and worthy celebration :)

I definitely feel like I made the right choice flavour wise! Loved the combination of apple strips, raisins and a little wine. Good foie gras is crisp on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. I feel that this fell a bit short in terms of the crispness on the outside, but the inside was still full of the fatty goodness inside, and i suppose at $9.90, you really can't complain!

I definitely have to eat Duck Confit ($10.90+) whenever I try out a new French place. It was a little curious how flat theirs looked, but it was pretty much perfect for me taste wise. Most confit is pretty salty, but this wasn't. And it was crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. Plus, when you ate it together with the mushrooms and mash potato in one spoonful, it all came together in one happy choir in my mouth. Yum! The only thing i didn't get was the orange slices they provided - it didn't go with the duck, nor the potato, and certainly not the mushroom.

To top off our meal, Pei Li ordered their Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse ($8.90+). Sprinkles of hazelnut, raspberry and even rice krispies covered the dollop of mousse and was topped off with a thin chocolate wafer and a dash of caramel sauce on the side. I'm not a big fan of mousse, but I love the presentation on this. I do feel that it was a little warm too for dessert, but maybe that was because it was sitting outside for a while before it came to us?

Overall our bill came up to around $44.00 including 7% gst (no service charge). Saveur is definitely known for it's affordable French food value proposition, and it's definitely the non-bank breaking solution to my persistent foie gras cravings! While I've heard many issues about queuing, we more or less got seated within 5 minutes of our arrival, even though we came around 12:45pm. I suppose most of the hype has died down, though it was still crowded.

Saveur is located at 5 Purvis Street, #01-04, Singapore 188584.
It's opposite Garibaldi's, and walking distance from Raffles Hotel!

Opening hours: 
Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On a side note, check out Pei Li's sneakers! I thought the design was printed on, but she hand painted them herself in an hour while watching TV. Mind blown!