Saint Pierre at One Fullerton is a two Michelin-Starred restaurant that caters beautifully to those on plant-based diets, with its full-blown vegetarian menus. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant who hails from Belgium. Stroobant is vegetarian, so you can only imagine the finesse with which his vegetarian plates are executed.
In fact, Stroobant’s dishes are mostly vegetable forward. The chef has a spiritual view of cooking and believes in having a strong focus on health and wellness, which reflects in his cooking. His culinary style is a harmonious blend of European techniques with subtle touches of Southeast Asian cuisines, using only the finest seasonal ingredients paired with regional flavours and spices.
It is only natural then that Saint Pierre features amongst the most vegetarian-friendly Michelin starred restaurants in town, and rightly deserves the praise it gets.
The Ambience & Service
Saint Pierre boasts of a stunning view of the waterfront, which is magnified by the floor-to-ceiling windows. We were seated facing the windows such that both of us could enjoy that picture perfect panorama of Marina Bay.
The main dining area has an open floor plan with dark brown hued interiors, copper toned curtains and bronze chandeliers. The interiors aren’t overpowering, creating a relaxed ambience.
The service is impeccable, the staff courteous and attentive. They give you a rundown of the food at the beginning of each course, explaining the dishes and the ingredients. The splendid service at Saint Pierre is definitely one of the reasons that elevate your dining experience.
The Culinary Journey
The culinary prowess of any Michelin Starred chef isn’t to be doubted. But what sets Emmanuel Stroobant apart is that in his plates vegetables aren’t an afterthought. Being vegetarian himself, Chef Stroobant brings a distinctive finesse to the vegetarian menus.
Yes, full vegetarian menus are available at Saint Pierre!
You can opt for the 5-Course Classic Menu (S$158++), 7-Course Discovery Menu (S$198++) or the 9-Course Adventure Menu (S$258++). Please do state your vegetarian preference while making your reservation and note that the 9-Course menu needs a heads up of at least 3 working days
While you can view the regular menus online, the vegetarian menus are seasonal and based on Chef’s choice. So, if you opt for one, be prepared to entrust your dining experience to the chef and embark on a culinary discovery based on the highlights of the season.
Chef Stroobant serves vegetarian courses that transcend simple fine dining. As I mentioned earlier, his contemporary French cuisine has notable Asian influences, with much of the produce sourced from Japan.
The meal starts with complimentary canapés to set the mood and give you a taste of what’s to come. The first course featured home-made bread with three flavoured butters (fermented black garlic, organic herbs and fleur de sel) alongside 5 appetisers featuring ingredients like eggplant, corn, fennel and zucchini. I also have to admit that this is one of those rare times that I ate, and relished, butter.
Next up is the beautifully plated Avocado (Hass avocado, holy basil, amera tomato, lily bulb). Followed by Pumpkin (Kabocha pumpkin, black truffle, holy basil, xeres) with generous shavings of black winter truffle.
Saison (Seasonal roots vegetables, wild mushroom and pickles) showcases vegetables at their finest; our version was done sans the mushrooms. Once again, the presentation of the dish leaves little to be desired.
The main dish was followed by a dramatically presented dessert, followed by a dessert trolley wheeled out to our table. The trolley is loaded with a variety of petit fours – everything from chocolates and jelly to macaroons and gourmet pastries. I don’t think I did justice to the desserts, but if you have a sweet tooth, you can pick what you like and basically have a ball.
Vegetarian Dining at Saint Pierre is nothing short of spectacular – complete with the splendid view, the impeccable service and best of all, the sublime food.
Saint Pierre: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton, Singapore 049213. P: +65 6438 088. Website