Yet another bistro by a 3 Michelin Star Chef, Bruno Menard, &MADE serves traditional burgers and fries with a “gourmet twist”. Price points are nowhere near exorbitant but neither is the quality compromised.
Interior of the restaurant features classy monochrome mosaic tiles, with elements of fun *WOOT*. The setting reminded my friend of classic American diner-style but the table setting of red table cloth, wine bottle and glasses evoked in me impressions of French bistros – not a surprise at all, since Chef Bruno is a Frenchman. But I got to say I really liked the decor! First impressions do count!
The Rossini [Dry aged beef patty, topped w French pan fried foie gras, black truffle mayo and celery remoulade] ($28) – This burger contains all my favourite things but somehow it was lacking in a certain X factor whereby you’ll feel a burst of satifaction (/umami) after biting into one great burger. However, it is only rightful to say that all the elements were done to their best forms. The foie gras was huge, fatty and tender; the patty was thick and done medium-well and the truffle mayo was very fragrant but the burger could afford more of the sauce. I had the choice of different flavours for the shoestring fries and I chose smoked garlic fries, which was wonderfully peppered with fried garlic bits!
The ‘B’ Burger [Dry aged beef patty w caramelized onion, French Comte cheese, caper & garlic mayo] ($19) – Sorry for the lousy photo but this may very well be the answer to my call for the X factor. A mandatory way of preparing burgers with cheese and onions, my friend was a burger convert after having The ‘B’. The cheese was simply perfection. A simple but well-executed burger. If you’re a foie gras fan like myself, you can top up an additional $8 for a slab on your ‘B’ Burger! This will be my pick the next time round.
All burgers are served with fries (top up additional $3 for truffle fries) and you can make your own combo too, if there is none that fits your tastebuds! There are different meat/salmon patties, sauces and toppings to choose from. I like how their menu works as you can have countless variations to your burgers, each time you return – a major plus point. All in all, I feel that the burgers are definitely above average in standard and burger fans should give &MADE a try. Well, where else can you get burgers by a 3 Michelin Star Chef in Singapore?
&MADE by Bruno Menard
9 Scotts Road
#01-04-06, Pacific Plaza
Tel: 6690 7566
*Reservations are not allowed*