Babette – DJ Opens French-Japanese Resto-Bar, Delectable Donburi & Matcha Lava Cake
“Towkay” DJ Darren Wee of 987FM opens his second F&B outlet Babette, the first being Chillax Café at Serangoon Gardens. Radio presenters have met with varying degrees of success opening restaurants. But this is one guy who hosts food programmes and knows his industry. The peculiar restaurant name “Babette” is likely to be named after Babette’s Feast, a 1987 Danish film which won the Best Foreign Language Film in the Academy Award. I was told that Babette is a stone’s throw away from Chye Seng Huat, along the café hipster stretch of Tyrwhitt Road. While I was half-expecting some “urban industrial” bistro of sorts, it is in reality a restaurant bar located within a hotel – Parc Sovereign Hotel. It took me a while to orientate to the menu, more the case of I-didn’t-know-what-to-order. The tapas starters had a variety of intriguing selections from Charred Cauliflower with tang...