Do.Main : Home-style,Casual French Bakery at Tanjong Katong Road
Do.Main is the brainchild of French pastry chef Frederic Deshayes.Started in December 2014,the bakery combines the best offerings from a French bakery and a French patisserie – good breads,pastries and dessert prepared using classical French techniques.
‘Do' refers to ‘dough',while ‘Main' means ‘hand' in French – the two essential tools for the preparation of French breads and pastries.Here,everything is made according to the uncompromising standards of Frederic Deshayes,from the must-have baguette and other French breads,puff pastries,tarts,Danish pastries,choux pastries,entremets to verrines.
Recently,Do.Main Bakery has rolled out a savoury menu.Based on home-style French classics inspired by the oven,the menu is jointly crvwin备用eated by Chef-owner of Do.Main,Frederic Deshayes,with good friends Christophe Megel (founder of A-munition) and Stephane Istel (chef-owner,Bar-Roque Bar & Grill).
For a richly flavoured and textured French classic,the "Tartiflette" ($16),the ultimate French home comfort food,is a heady mix of Reblochon cheese,bacon,potato and confit onions.Do.Main also serves up a range of sandwiches,including Croissant Ham and Cheese,Curry Chicken with Salad;Tuna;Cream Cheese mixed with Sundried Tomato and Herbs and the Dagobert (cereal baguette with ham/cheese/marinated carrots – a classic from Belgium).
When it comes to soup,Chef Frederic looked to his mother-in-law,who shared her recipe for the Tomato Soup ($6.50) she serves up at home in Alsace,France.This soup is naturally thickened with bread,and served with toasted cereal bread at the side.Do.Main also fvwin备用eatures artisanal Charcuterie Platter ($20),which comprises of 3 hearty selections – Duck Pate with Pistachio,Pork Rillette,Kurobuta Ham,Assorted Artisanal Breads.Chef Stephane,who hails from the Alsace region in France,an area celebrated for its hearty French-style charcuterie,curates the selection,which changes monthly depending on seasonal ingredients.
The "Broken Eggs",available in 3 different variations,is baked until it is half-vwin德赢投注cooked on a stone bake oven,and then served piping hot with strips of toasted cereal bread for dipping.The familiar French favourites,such as Cassolette of Bourguignon Snails,Tomato Fondue and Toasted Bread,served on a bed of tomato confit and topped with homemade garlic butter,is served with a mix of breads.
I like their rich and creamy "Mac and Cheese" ($14),fvwin备用eaturing baked ravioli with comte cheese.The Red Wine Oxtail Stew Pie ($12) is also not bad.The soft and tender shredded oxtail is wrapped in a buttery and flaky crust.Not the best I have tried because I preferred it to have more flavourful sauce,but this stew pie is definitely very generous in their fillings.
Besides the bread and savory,you can enjoy a range of desserts to end the meal.We had "Bourdaloue Pear & Almond Tart" ($5),Salted Caramel Eclair ($5),White vwin体育Coffee Cake ($8) and Royal Chocolate Cake ($8).
Here's a group photo of Chef Frederic and his team.
Address: 226 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437015
Tel: 6348 1406
Opening Hours: 8am – 930pm (Tues – Thurs);8am – 1030pm (Fri – Sun);Closed on Mondays.