Walk pass The French Table at Waterway Point and you won’t be able to miss the attractive 4-course set meal for only $12.90!
…And before we knew it, we were already seated inside, rubbing our hands in anticipation!
Like us, you too would get distracted by the attractive menu and end up ordering from their à la carte menu instead. We ordered duck confit, vongole soup, garlic chicken wings and their signature crab pasta to share.
We were pleasantly surprised by the Vongole Soup ($10.50). They were very generous with the white clams and the wholesome soup, made with a dash of white wine, instantly warmed us up. The crusty bread was also the perfect pairing to soak up all that fragrant broth.
When the garlic chicken wings (3pcs for $8.80) arrived, they did not disappoint either. It was well-marinated and fried to a nice golden-brown colour. The skin was very crispy and the wings went very well with their own garlic mayonnaise and Dijon mustard dips.
The first main course was the Signature Crab Pasta ($15.80). The linguine aglio olio was tossed with crab meat and spicy roe and topped off with a Japanese –style poached egg. The noodles were al dente while the poached egg rounded up the dish perfectly.
The star of the show though, was definitely the Confit de Canard ($22.80). The duck’s crackling outer crust covered the most tender duck meat ever; we could pull the meat away effortlessly. The duck leg was nestled on top of creamy mash potatoes, red wine sauce and served with a side of mesclun salad. This dish looked so unassuming yet it was surprisingly very flavourful. If you don’t usually eat duck, this dish would probably convert you.
Thumbs-up to the chef as he definitely got all the textures and flavours right!
Overall The French Table served up honest, affordable and well-cooked French fare at reasonable prices!
We will definitely come back to try the set meals. Or for that plate of super crispy-tender duck confit again.