Restaurant Feature | Fleur de Sel
Located in a charming shophouse unit on Tras Street, Fleur de Sel is the culmination of Chef Alexandre Lozachmeur’s immense love for fine French cuisine and wine. Fleur de Sel boasts a cosy and modern setting, graced with a neat open-kitchen concept.
Fleur de Sel (French for “Flower of Salt”) is a hand-harvested sea salt and is fundamental to Chef Alex’s dishes. Specializing in classic yet contemporary French cuisine, Chef Alex’s cooking is hugely influenced by the cuisine concept of the Southern France, where he was raised.
In a radio interview conducted with 938 Live, Chef Alex talked about some must-have wines for the festive season:
There is a staggering number of wines to choose from, how do we choose the wines that we love:
Wine is a very subjective item; it really depends on your mood really. It also really depends on what you eat and what you are feeling as well.
The festive season is a time for plenty of party food – a lot of meat, turkey, and some spiced dessert. Anything in particular that you think would go best with these festive foods?
In France, we will start off with some Champagne, especially for the festive season, for example, a Champagne Tarlant. Which is a boutique champagne house (Rose & Brut) It is very good as an aperitif, with some oysters, crabs and avocado. After that, you can continue on with a white – we generally have the foie gras and we might pair this with a Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc like Alphonse Mellot, which is the old house of Sancerre of Loire Valley.
Does a Foie Gras actually go well with a Sauvignon Blanc?
It can pair with some Sauvignon Blanc but not all. It could go really well with the La Moussiere 2014 which is very flowery and elegant and this can pair well with oysters, foie gras. A flowery wine would go really well with the foie gras.
What would you recommend for a meat-heavy meal?
I would go definitely with a red from Bordeaux, nothing wrong to go with a white as well. It generally goes well with a lot of food, due to the Grenache and Syrah grapes. A Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a great selection. It is something that will go with a bit of white meat and a nice piece of steak, or on dishes with heavy cream sauce
Any tips to offer us for enjoying wine this Christmas? What is your personal favourite activity for enjoying wine this festive season?
Christmas is always with family – we always have Champagne. The Sancerre is my wife’s favourite and she always like a good party.
Are there anything special that you are serving at the restaurant?
Definitely, truffle is in season. So black truffle from perigord, south of France and we have a nice menu with a lot of truffle with lobsters, foie gras.
Head on down to Fleur de Sel today and check out their delightful menu of contemporary French cuisines, along with their extensive wine selection.
Be sure to also check out Ewineasia.com for a fine range of exquisite French wines to share with your loved ones.
Address: 64 Tras St, 079003
Tel: 65 6222 6861