Taratata is a French bistro along Keong Siak Road. The decor is warm and cosy with the art hanging on the walls featuring famous places in France. On Sundays, there is a brunch menu as well as their usual executive lunch set at $38 per pax.
The only weight watcher among us opted for the oeuf cocotte (baked creamy eggs with ratatouille and chorizo sausage) at $14 while the rest of us went for the set lunch.
We all had different appetisers. The goat cheese was presented beautifully and had a strong flavour which would appeal to cheese lovers. The mini charcuterie platter was interesting and was a nice assortment of flavours. The remaining two appetizers, the mushroom soup and escargots, by comparison were very ordinary. The quintessential French dish, baked escargots, was a major let-down as the snails were small and shriveled.
Our main courses were the pan-roasted Kurobuta pork, baked seabass, Angus beef flank steak and steamed mussels which required an additional $12 add-on. The mussels came highly recommended by the server but turned out to be the worse of the lot. The mussels were sinewy and tasteless and came in a thick creamy sauce, quite different from the usual light, transparent white wine sauce we had expected. As for the other dishes, they were good meat and fish dishes, but we wondered where was the “French-ness” in them.
Our desserts were the apple crumble, creme brulee and sorbet. The crumble and brulee were not bad but again there was no wow factor. The sorbet was the highlight of the lunch. It was refreshing and had just the right balance of sweetness and sour. A dish which made you wish there was more when you have had the final scoop, which unfortunately was not the feeling we had for most of the other dishes that day.
Food : 3
Service : 3
Value : 3
Atmosphere : 3
Overall Rating : 3 TOPs
35A Keong Saik Road Singapore 089142
Tel 6221 4506
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