French cuisine has long been seen as intimidating because of its associations with haute cuisine and an unfortunate reputation for snooty service. This image is something that Absinthe sets out to change with its accessible comfort food and welcoming dining experience. In creating the menu, Chef Francois Mermilliod follows the food philosophy of his native South West region of France, which values using fresh ingredients and enhancing their flavours without too much processing. Portions are generous without being overly rich.
Located in a shophouse, Absinthe’s ambiance is warm, comfortable and convivial. A glass panel gives diners a good view of Chef Francois at work in the kitchen, while the glass-enclosed wine cellar offers a good selection of reasonably-priced wines. And of course, you can’t have a name like Absinthe without stocking some! If you’re a fan of the “Green Fairy”, the restaurant offers several different types of the spirit for tasting.
Absinthe is the result of collaboration between adventurous head chef Francois Mermilliod and restaurant manager Philippe Pau. Cosy and intimate ... [more]
Absinthe is the result of collaboration between adventurous head chef Francois Mermilliod and restaurant manager Philippe Pau. Cosy and intimate with wooden furnishings, Absinthe serves French cuisine with a twist.