Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Burgers of Daniel Boulud

Singapore Day 3
The Shoppes at Marina Bay
8:06 p.m.

Marina Bay Sands not only offers the best views in all of Singapore but it's also a good place to indulge in a memorable gastronomic experience. It is, after all, where one can find the restaurants of acclaimed chefs Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Santi Santamaria, and Tetsuya Wakuda.

From the six culinary masters, we chose to dine at the more casual bistro of Daniel Boulud,  DB Bistro Moderne. DB Bistro Moderne is a contemporary French-American restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the flavors of the American market.  Chef Boulud is also said to have elevated the simple burger into an art form.

Burger as a work of art? I'm sold!

Inside the Bistro

Complimentary Bread

We had a few dishes to go with the db burgers and all were well-received:
Appetizer of the Day
A simple but tasty thin crust pizza with goat cheese.

Roasted John Dory
The risotto was very creamy and the fish was cooked perfectly. The ideal way to load on carbs.

Casserole Espagnole
It's hard to go wrong with fresh mussels, clams, and shrimps cooked in a light clean sauce. Good.

It was just too bad that the burgers didn't live up to its hype. Art is definitely was not!
The Yankee Burger
Dry boring mess

The Frenchie Burger
Juicy because of the bacon but that's just about it

The Original db Burger
I wanted to love the signature burger of db but simply couldn't. I hardly tasted the foie and the flavors were nothing special. I could get this kind of burger at any decent burger joint in any city. 

While I don't believe in regrets, a better option would probably have been Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza. The place was always packed and reviews have been outstanding. Price wise, it's reasonable too.

DB Bistro Moderne is located at B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. For more information, click here.

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