This late Summer, db Bistro & Oyster Bar Singapore is set to whisk you off on a culinary adventure to the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean with its first-ever pop-up from 1 September to 31 October. An ode to Chef Daniel Boulud’s love for the rich cultures embodied in Mediterranean cooking, the Boulud Sud pop-up at Marina Bay Sands will present a bright and bold dinner menu specially composed by Chef Boulud and Executive Chef Jonathan Kinsella.
Based in New York and Miami, Boulud Sud is Chef Boulud’s Mediterranean-inspired dining concept, offering a veritable culinary travelogue of the entire Mediterranean from the shores of Southern France, Italy, Spain, and the Greek islands, to spice influences from Turkey and the North African coast. To quote a review in The New York Times, “Boulud Sud is the Manhattan equivalent of a private yacht anchored off Monaco, serving the food of Sardinia, Greece, Tunisia, Gibraltar, and Beirut. And you are invited along.”
Each week, the menu will be updated to allow you to savour your way through the diverse cuisines of the Mediterranean. During this period, fans of db Bistro’s classic French cuisine can continue to enjoy the restaurant’s award-winning dishes and impeccable hospitality.in bright and bold Mediterranean cuisine.
The Boulud Sud pop-up menu is set to showcase the distinctive nature of Mediterranean cuisine, characterised by the bold use of herbs and spices and inspired by fresh produce. Commence the evening with sharing starters such as the smoky octopus à la plancha with Marcona almonds (S$28++), the Turkish “PIDE” flatbread (S$28++) with herb spiced beef, roasted peppers and ricotta salata, and the flavourful saffron tagliolini with clams, seppia and bottarga (S$28++ for appetiser portion; S$36++ for main course portion).
Regional Mediterranean flavours featuring the finest ingredients from land and sea shine through in a selection of mains. Enjoy pure oceanic flavours in the salt-baked branzino (for two pax; market price) and db Bistro’s hearty signature bouillabaisse (for two pax; market price),
alongside the spice-laden Moroccan chicken tagine (S$68++; for two pax). Other highlights include the grilled Australian wagyu strip for two (S$160++), served with an appetising salsa verde, and spicy little neck clams with chorizo sausage in tomato broth (S$25++).
Conclude the epicurean journey with sweet delights by Executive Pastry Chef Mandy Pan. Herbs, spices and indigenous fruits of the Mediterranean are wonderfully incorporated in desserts such as the apricot and star anise crème brulée (S$10++), grapefruit givré with sesame halva, rose loukoum (S$12++), and Tunisian mint chocolate with pine nuts, jasmine flower and chocolate sorbet (S$12++)
All dishes are available a la carte for dinner only, from 5:30pm to 10:30pm daily. Parties of four to five pax can opt for a family-style Mediterranean feast (S$95++ per pax) to enjoy a curated four-course menu. Reservations are required. Please call 6688 8525 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/db-bistro-and-oyster-bar.
Mediterranean inspirations will also make their way to the limited-time cocktail menu, with summery offerings such as the tequila-based Costa Brava (S$20++) featuring fresh melon with a touch of herbaceous cilantro, as well as the Le Provençal (S$20++), a nectarous concoction of lavender honey-infused gin with Ver-Jus, and champagne spritz. You can also pick from a fine selection of Mediterranean wines, ranging from French rosés and Italian reds to more unique expressions from Lebanon, Morocco, Spain and other coastal regions.
This November, db Bistro & Oyster Bar is set to throw a magnificent celebration to commemorate 10 years of excellence. Revered as one of the first celebrity chef restaurants to set foot on local shores in 2010, db Bistro has established itself as a stalwart of casual French dining in Singapore.
Following the Boulud Sud pop-up, the restaurant is set to present a special tasting menu in November, comprising db bistro’s timeless classics and highlights throughout Chef Daniel Boulud’s illustrious career. Stay tuned to db Bistro & Oyster Bar’s socials on Facebook and Instagram for timely updates on upcoming promotions.
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