Review: Gunther's Modern French

Sombre, urbane and sophisticated, Gunther's is the kind of restaurant you go to when you grow up. Walking into the main dining area, your eyes would have adjust to the dark grey walls and dim muted lighting before being politely shown to your perfectly-laid table by smartly-suited waiters. But before you dismiss Gunther's as just another pretentious chi-chi French restaurant, try the food. Light, fresh, irreverent, it is modern French at its best. And lunch sets at just S$38++, it is the best deal in town! 

Glazed ravioli, foie gras

I thoroughly enjoyed my Glazed ravioli with Foie Gras starter.  The chunks of seared foie gras - still soft and luscious in the middle - wrapped in almost wanton-like skin lightly tossed in a foie gras sauce. What a treat. I am inspired to try this recipe for my Christmas Eve dinner! 

Baked escargot, garlic, parsley
However, my main of Roasted tiger prawn pasta, chili Monte Poro missed the mark. Slightly under-seasoned and one-dimensional, the sauce spiked with mild Monte Poro chili couldn't help lift the heavy tagliatelle (a thinner pasta like capellini may have worked better). 

Fine apple tart "à la dragées

Petite Fours
However, all's forgiven when we get to dessert. Simply the finest apple tart in Singapore. The crunchy chewy nougat brittle on top of the thin crispy salty pastry brings the humble apple tart to a whole new level. And you have to save some space for the petite heavenly. 


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