Frederic Colin is the co-owner and chef of Gavroche Chippendale, a quintessentially French restaurant that until now was only open in Singapore.
Colin was born and raised in Paris, where his grandfather was a chef and his father ran a restaurant. To that end, the entire venue – from the food and the music to the imported antique furniture – is set up to recreate the same atmosphere and classic cuisine he experienced growing up, but with plenty of modern flourishes.
On the menu there’s a selection of house-made charcuterie; parsley- and garlic-butter Burgundy snails; steak frites with Béarnaise sauce; prawn ravioli with lobster bisque and fish roe; and Colin’s grandpa’s French-onion soup. For dessert, there are crepes flambéed with Grand Marnier and various French cheeses.
The only thing that veers from Parisian tradition is the wine list. Expect a large assortment of regional French bottles, complemented by an equally long list of new-wave Australian wines. There are two exclusive wines from Domenica’s Peter Graham, a shiraz and a chardonnay.
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