Guy Savoy, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Guy Savoy is normally not a place that I would go to, as it simply costs way too much, both in terms of prices as well as the time required to consume all of that food. But when I saw a blurb in yesterday's newspaper that said that they do an express 60 minute lunch on Fridays and Saturdays for only S$55 (US$45), I immediately called to make a reservation (10 Bayfront Avenue #L2-01, 6688-8513). After all, the best way to eat cheaply at an expensive high-end restaurant is to go during lunch instead.
And after finally eating here, I can see why this guy has his Michelin stars. The quality of everything was extremely polished, both in terms of the ingredients used as well as the skills required in the kitchen. S$55 only bought two courses (and not surprisingly, the cost of alcohol immediately blows this price out of the water), but at least it came with three sets of amuse bouche as well as petit fours and sorbet to close...and even some homemade candy while departing. I'll do that again, especially for those delightfully tender beef cheeks in the façon pot au feu.