14th March 2014.
La Cuisson, housed in one of the shophouses along Prinsep Street has its humble beginnings in a coffeeshop at Queen Street where Chef Kenneth tries making French food affordable and accessible to the public.
Today, La Cuisson has moved into a classier venue but the food stays true to its humble roots, serving up casual French bistro classics such as stews, escargots, steaks and charcuterie. Peter from Yumyumformytumtum and I shared the Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops (16.00++ SGD) for starter which comprises a couple of moderate-sized pan-seared scallop with leek endive fondue, chili cherry puree and bacon crumble. I thought the scallops were slightly overcooked, but the combination of ingredients was okay.
For mains, we shared a Mushroom Pasta (16.00++ SGD) of roasted mixed mushrooms, sous vide egg and truffle oil as well as a Pork Pot Au Feu (24.00++ SGD). The mushroom pasta was really fragrant with a dose of truffle oil and not bad at all.
Their signature Pork Au Feu: Pork Sausage, Kipfler Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables in an aromatic pork jus was slightly disappointing. They ran out of puy lentils, and it was substituted with kipfler potatoes which could have compromise the quality of this dish greatly. The tough texture of the pork shoulder that didn’t worked for me but that aside, it was one comforting pork stew that is good for sharing.
The meal ended with the cliché hits and misses but I thought the food we tasted pretty much sums up the kind of cuisine you would expect at La Cuisson, comfort, casual French fare that is uncomplicated and with a touch of luxury in dishes like the Mushroom Pasta or Sou Vide Pork Chops.
44 Prinsep Street