FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Taste the flavors of Provence every
Monday at db Bistro Moderne
db Bistro Moderne continues its culinary tour de France to
Provence this summer
(Left) Salade Nicoise, (Center) Bouillabaisse, Ratatouille, Petits Farcis Provencaux, (Right) Tarte Tropezienne
Singapore (4 July, 2012) – Following the success of its Mondays in Alsace menu, diners
can now look forward to soaking in the flavors of summertime in the South of France with the
newly-launched Provence menu at db Bistro Moderne. This menu is available every Monday
evening starting from 2 July 2012.
Located in south eastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy, Provence is defined
by its charming historic hill towns, seductive sea side resorts, lavender fields and abundant
olive tree groves. Cuisine from this region is a result of the warm, dry Mediterranean climate
and commonly features ingredients such as olives, lamb, fish and other delicious seafood.
Executive Chef Stephane Istel reflects on his fondness for Provence, saying, “For a
Frenchman, there is no destination that speaks more of summer holidays than Provence.
Provence has special significance to me as I kick started my cooking career at the age of 20
as a chef in St Tropez. For close to five years, I honed my skills transforming produce I
bought fresh from its markets at 5am into bright, bold flavorful dishes. For those who have
experienced Provence through their travels, I invite them to come and dine with us to relive
the culinary memories that it would have undoubtedly left them. And for those who have not
yet had the chance to visit this famous gastronomic region, I invite them to have their
tastebuds tantalized by the signature Provencal dishes I will be re- creating.”
Diners can start their journey with an uplifting and zesty Soupe au Pistou, a delightful
combination that includes coco beans and summer squash in a fragrant basil and garlic
scented vegetable broth. Another choice of starter features a dish native to Nice, the world-
renowned Salade Nicoise. Chef Istel’s version combines a duo of tuna, bell peppers, olives
and anchovy dressing. Then, diners can savor a quintessential French classic;
Bouillabaisse. This deeply flavorful Mediterranean fish soup with fennel, tomato confit,
potatoes and saffron rouille will transport guests right to the shores of Marseille.
Another classic on the menu: Ratatouille de Legumes & Panisse. This stomach-warming
stew of tomato, zucchini, eggplant, onions, and bell peppers reflects the region’s love affair
with ripe summer produce. Chef Istel serves up his Ratatouille with a crispy chickpea cake,
which can be heartily dunked into the garlicky deliciousness of the stew.
The journey through Provence concludes on a sweet note with a choice of two light but
decadent confections. For the chocolate lover, there is the Mousse au Chocolat au Lait; a
heady combination of rich milk chocolate mousse, crunchy hazelnut biscuit, apricots, and
praline lemon ice cream. Or, there is the option of Tarte Tropezienne; a brioche brimming
with light custard, fresh juicy strawberries and cream cheese ice cream. This luscious
dessert will leave you thinking that the jet setting beaches of St. Tropez cannot be far away.
The Provence menu is available every Monday for dinner, from 6pm onwards. The set menu
is offered at $68++ per person. Guests can also enjoy a regional wine pairing with their
dinner for an additional $32++ per person.
db Bistro Moderne will continue to offer its regular dinner menu on Monday evenings
alongside the featured Provence menu, giving diners the option to order à la carte off both
For reservations, please contact db Bistro Moderne on +65 6688 8525 or