If you were to google Casse Croute, the one from Singapore will not be the first few search results to pop up. That is a pity because this is a place worth checking out. Featuring charcuterie, French specialties and Meal Solution (takeout), this restaurant is a French food haven.
I did not get a picture of Chef Patrick Heuberger, who helms this restaurant, but this is Chef Milo, the other chef in the house. Chef Milo was very friendly and gave us a brief introduction to the concept of the restaurant as well as explained the various dishes to us.
By the way, while Chef Patrick is still quite young, he already has 20 years of experience under his belt and was once the Executive Chef of Au Petite Salut.
As you can see from the pictures above, Casse Croute is furnished with a wine chiller and a refrigerator for drinks. Considering that the restaurant is very big, the drink list is quite extensive, from German beers to wine from different parts of Europe.
For people who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, try the Banana Nectar drink about, which costs $5.20 for a litre. In case you are interested, you do not have to pay for iced water here.
From their breakfast menu, English Breakfast ($12). Seared pork sausage, Gammon ham, braised bacon, baked beans, tomatoes and scrambled eggs. You can also choose to have two fried eggs instead of the scrambled.
The restaurant also has other breakfast choices like their French Breakfast ($12), which consists of baguette, croissant, butter, jam and choice of egg or a simple 2 Eggs and a Coffee Set for $6.50.
Penne Pasta with Tomato, Eggplant, Parmesan Cheese ($22). This is currently the only pasta dish on the menu. The chefs believe in serving their best dishes first to build a crowd, before experimenting and adding new items on the menu.
Braised Lamb Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce (eight for $16). Simple yet elegant presentation here and we were all interested as to where they got the small wooden crate from.
For desserts, we had Profiteroles ($12). These are choux pastry filled with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce and almond flakes. Yummy! No wonder Chef Milo insisted we tried these.
Flat White. The hot drink selection here ranges from $3 for an espresso to $4 for teas to $5 for a latte and cappuccino. For most parts, you can just help yourself to the refrigerator, but for the wines and hot drinks, orders will have to be placed with the chefs.
Did you know that Casse Croute does that own cold cuts? Chef Patrick actually took time off to study how to preserve these meats without artificial preservatives. From patés to rillettes to sausages, there is plenty enough here to build a perfect charcuterie board.
Besides the refrigerator for drinks, there is a second one filled with main courses and desserts enough for a three course meal that you can buy home to warm up. The includes mains like Braised Beef Cheeks and desserts like the ones below.
Presenting a trio of desserts, Creme Caramel ($8), Dark Chocolate Ceam 70% ($8) and Tiramisu ($8), all packed in jars and ready for takeaway. Best of all, Chef Patrick gave us each on free to take home with us!
I would recommend that you call and make a reservation for weekend dinners as the place can only fit about 20 and can get quite packed on weekends.
*As for the opening hours, there are a lot of discrepancies between the signage on the door and their namecard. The one I have place below is the one on the namecard.
8 Jalan Lempeng, #02-02,
Park West Condominium Clubhouse,
Tel: 9630 4526
Tuesday to Saturday 0930-2130hrs
Closed on Mondays.