Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt @ The Arts House and Buona Terra @ Chateau TCC

I make it a habit to return to places that I like and thus, this is not my first visit to Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt. The restaurant is located on the second floor of one of Singapore’s most historically significant buildings, The Arts House.

The building was a Court House during the colonial years and then used for other official purposes in the years thereafter. It was only in 2004, that the building was transformed into The Arts House.

We started our meal with Le Veloute de Topinambour. Jerusalem artichoke veloute with parmesan emulsion and truffle. The artichoke is a pretty popular ingredient with restaurants at this time of the year as it is harvested from October to March.

Le Poulet Jaune d’Origine Francaise. Corn fed chicken from Landes, served with green peppers, cumin and carrots. The serving size was pretty measly. The chicken thigh and breast while tender, were as small as the mushroom that came with the dish.

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Singapore Restaurant Week Overview (October 2014)


If you have been following my Instagram (@qiuuing), you will know that I had been very busy hopping from one restaurant to the next the whole of last week because it was Restaurant Week here in Singapore. This is definitely my favourite time of the year as it is an excuse for me to try as many restaurants as possible!

Here are the restaurants I have tried this time around:

1. Gaia Ristorante & Bar


The thing that really impresses me about Gaia is their awesome service. They are very accommodating and the staff is extremely attentive. I must admit that for the both times I have visited Gaia, the main courses did not blow me away. However, it still remains one of my favourite restaurants to go to because of its ambiance. In addition, their appetisers and desserts are well executed, and they do take care with their presentation.


Gaia Ristorante & Bar
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228221
Tel: 6735 9937
Opening Hours: 
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 1200-1430 hrs (Mon-Fri)
Dinner: Monday to Saturday & Public Holidays, 1830- 2230hrs

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