It's been ages since I last dined at Marché Restaurant, which I used to frequent with my friends during our secondary school days. To those who're familiar with the restaurant, it's a buffet style restaurant where customers get up off their seats to look for food they fancy, but with individual price tag attached to each dish. Everything is recorded on a card that should be kept carefully for payment.
Rosti with French Garlic Pork Sausage S$13.40
No trip to the restaurant would be complete without having (at least) a plate of fried grated potatoes that's unmistakably Swiss. With a huge dollop of sour cream, a handful of chopped spring onions and a dash of lemon juice, the lightly crispy potatoes were still as good as how they were in the past. The garlic pork sausage wasn't that juicy though. Pika's advice: Not a fan of pork sausage? Do try their other sausages, or even smoked salmon.
Mushroom Crepê S$13.50
Another of my favourite dish, which standard has been pretty much maintained, was the thin, springy pancake stuffed to the fullest with a battalion of juicy, earthy mushrooms and purple cabbages. The accompanying white sauce was milky without being cloyingly rich. The vegetables on the side could be fresher though.
Beef Carving with Mashed Potatoes S$21.90
It was the most expensive dish ordered for the evening, but unfortunately, its quality wasn't parallel to its price tag. The red meat wasn't as moist as I'd expected it to be, not to mention that it was neither highly tender. Also, the black pepper sauce wasn't that robust. The mashed potatoes could be more velvety as well.
Bread Butter Pudding with Vanilla Sauce S$5.90
Before the dinner curtain drew to a close, I had a portion of bread butter pudding with a hint of cinnamon. Alas, it wasn't so warm due to the fact that it had been sitting on its tray for a while, only being illuminated by a lamp. The creamy vanilla sauce helped to moisten the cake that was studded with raisins and almonds.
I'm not too sure when the outlet at VivoCity started operating, but I was glad that the first two dishes mentioned were still good like those I've had at the now-defunct outlet that was located somewhere at Orchard Road in the past.
1 HarbourFront Walk
(Mon-Fri: 11.00am - 11.00pm; Sat-Sun: 10.00am - 11.00pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 7% GST.
Have a nice meal,