Racines – French-Chinese Restaurant
Sophisticated hotel restaurant Racines serves a split menu of French classic dishes and Chinese cuisine cooked by two separarate teams of chefs in the smart kitchen on show at the back. From the French side, dishes stay to their French roots (hence the name; Racines meaning roots) with signatures of Grenouille – Frog Legs served with pink garlic, parsley, and wild mushroom emulsion; or the highly recommended rich umami flavours of the Traditional Lobster Bisque with Coral Oil, Basil Ravioli and Micro Cress. The Chinese kitchen serves up their rendition of frogs legs – Stir-Fried Spicy Szechuan Style Frog Legs (a massive portion good for 2 at $58) or other classics like Sweet & Sour Kurobuta Pork, Singapore Style Sri Lankan Black Pepper Crab and Nyonya Style Stir-Fried Calamari. Desserts swing from French (Mousse Au Chocolat) to Asian (Racines’ Mango Sticky Rice). Service is of note and they do a three-course executive express lunch at $38 (including coffee/tea) for the suited and booted.