With botanical elements, cosy banquettes, wicker chairs, and warm wooden furnishings, Clos Pasoh’s laid-back setting is just right for a leisurely meal. The restaurant, which serves contemporary French fare imbued with Asian touches, has rolled out a new set lunch menu ($42++ for two courses and $49++ for three courses).
For starters, you get the choice of bone marrow with pine nuts or grilled leeks with a champagne vinaigrette. There’s also Bisque coco-homard (+$10), a rich lobster bisque that’s laced with fragrant coconut milk in place of a heavier cream. Dumplings stuffed with spiced minced lobster sit atop. Lobster chunks, however, would have perhaps made for a more satisfying morsel.
If you prefer, there’s onion consomme with lightly crisped onion dumplings ($26++, available a la carte), made with buttery aged Cantal cheese. The reduced triple broth of Cevennes onions is intense and sweet. For mains, the traditional grilled beef and choron sauce gets an inventive spin with the cattle-fed Filet de boeuf grillé (+10), which is tender and flavourful. It’s joined by a choron sauce, as well as a fluffy dry choron condiment with chilli padi that adds zing. The decadent cheese gratinated smashed potatoes on the side are a star on their own.
Other options for mains include skate wings or Japanese pumpkin served in different ways and with chanterelle mushrooms.
And for dessert, take your pick of vanilla custard with salted butter caramel, chocolate mousse with Guanaja dark chocolate, or a refreshing pear and chestnut Mont Blanc with kampot pepper (+$8).
If you’d like a glass of wine to go with your meal, the list is extensive, too.
The set lunch menu is available from Wed to Fri (excluding public holidays).