Siew Mai and I decided to meet for dinner at La Petite Cuisine again, after our nice experience there the first time. This time round, I decided to spoil myself with the Veal ($29) which came along with spaghetti and what I think is Chanterelle mushrooms. The veal chops were really tiny but really tender. It was a little on the salty side but forgivable when you mix the whole thing with the spaghetti. I found it really amazing that the spaghetti was really tasty on its own too. Perhaps there might be some butter involved.
I wished that the price was a little lower. Especially for the amount (or lack) of veal. I really would not have minded if they used cheaper button mushrooms. Really. More meat please. Otherwise, it was still an excellent meal!
Siew Mai went for the Canard Confit ($17) and I took a bite. Comparing it with Saveur’s Duck Confit ($10.90), I would say that La Petite’s version tastes a little more ‘fried’ and it’s a lot heavier since they paired it with a serving of potato gratin. Saveur’s version is a bit lighter, choosing to do away with the starch and giving you slices of mandarin oranges to cut back on the fat. Sorry but I think for the price and presentation, Saveur wins this round.