Tuesday, March 6, 2012

db Bistro Moderne by Daniel Boulud

Wife and I got a pair of free tickets to watch the Broadway Musical WICKED at Marina Bay Sands last Saturday. Show time was 730pm and we arrived at MBS at 630pm looking for a quick dinner ahead of the show.

We ended up at db Bistro Moderne by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. With exactly an hour to spare, we opted for the Prix Fixe Menu which is available only from 1730 – 1900hrs. My guess - this must be specially created for the theater-goers.

Service was attentive and the serving pace just nice. The staff knew that we were going for the musical and advised us to just go for the 2-course menu instead of complete 3-course version with dessert. I thought that was very thoughtful of her.

The complimentary bread basket served before the starters was fresh and very delicious. Wife had the Celery Soup and Seafood Risotto while I opted for the Country Duck Terrine and Sauteed Striploin Forestiere.

The cream based soup was refreshingly light and the crunchy roasted apples gave the soup a different dimension. The duck terrine, served with pickles, orleans mustard and toast, was delicious but rather standard.

Good portion for the mains with proportional serving of vegetable, protein and starch. The smoked paprika based risotto was tasty but I realized the seafood weas cooked separately. I personally prefer the rice to be cooked together with the ingredient – the rice will swell and absorb the seafood juice for a complete flavor and texture.

The grilled beef striploin, finished with mushroom and fine beans, was served over top of mashed potatoes. Meat was slightly too cooked for my liking but overall a very good and balanced dish.

For S$58 per person, the 2-course menu comes with a glass of white/red wine or fruit punch. No prizes for guessing our choices.

Considering the location, service and food quality, I personally think that this is good value for money and will definitely be back again. This time, for the famous original DB burger.

db Bistro Moderne

B1-48, Galleria Level,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Tel: +65 6688 8525

Operating Hours:

Noon TO 5:00 pm
(Monday through Friday)

Weekend Brunch:
11:00am - 5pm
(Saturday & Sunday)

5:30pm TO 10pm
(Sunday & Monday)

5:30pm - 11:00pm
(Tuesday through Saturday)

db Bistro Moderne

Traditional bistro and yet stylish and contemporary

Complimentary fresh bread basket - I can have this for my whole meal

Celery Soup with Parsley Cream and roasted apple

Country Duck Terrine served with pickles, orleans mustard and toasted country bread

Seafood Risotto - Trout, prawn, mussels, ratatouille with smoked paprika jus 

Sauteed Striploin "Forestiere'

Off to a good show after a happy meal...


  1. Your food photography is good . May I know which camera are you using ?

  2. Most of the pictures posted in my blog were taken using Sony NEX-5. On those days when I do not have my NEX-5 with me, I will use the compact Sony DSC-DX9V. Although this is a P&S camera, it has solid 16x optical zoom. Most importantly, the camera comes with background defocus and high-speed auto focus features which are important for food photography.


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