Les Amis is definitely one of the great places for fine dining in Singapore. Both Les Amis and its sister restaurant Cepage in Hong Kong are under the Les Amis Group. They are almost identical in terms of ambiance and decoration, but not so much in terms of cuisine.
Burgundy red velvet fabrics, dark wood and polished granite adorn the walls at Les Amis. Chandeliers, similar to the ones at its sister restaurant Cepage also found its place at a high ceiling setting.
Les Amis’ two wine cellar – one for red and one for white – amazes me. They’re stock full of branded wines that also comes in magnums and jeroboams. The manager told me Les Amis offers a broader wine collection that caters for non-VIP diners, while Cepage’s collection is mainly client based, storing wines that caters for their frequent diners.
The difference also extends to its cuisine style. Sebastien Lepinoy, Executive chef of Cepage, tends to blend French cuisine with hint of Japanese influence. But Le Amis doesn’t share this style of cooking.
It’s actually a pity that I did not get try the restaurant when the Singapore celebrity chef Justin Quek was heading the restaurant. But fortunately, there’s still a chance to taste the skill of Chef Justin Quek in Singapore at Sky on 57 at the Marina Bay Sands. Chef Armin Leitgeb left Les Amis this summer and Chef Galvin Lim is temporarily taking over Armin’s position. So with these changes at the helm, where will Les Amis go? Tastebuds will tell.
Address: 1 Scotts Road Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208, Singapore
Tel: (65)6733 2225