It's been ages since I was in a Marche. Back in the early 2000's, there was just the one Marche at Heeren and that used to be the teen hangout du jour. Just about every outing with college mates included a visit to Marche. Fast forward a decade, and Marche has long lost of its hip quotient, the appeal of its self-serviced, upscale marketplace restaurant having faded into near obscurity.
That said, their rosti remains one of the best around, which probably explains how Marche actually has 6 branches(!) in Singapore. (yeah, I was just as surprised at that revelation too!) A word of caution though, the queue at the rosti counter is the longest; we stood in line for a good 20-odd minutes just to place our orders. But, it was fun watching the chef deftly flip the potato cakes over and over.
The Rosti with Coarse Pork Sausage ($13.40) laden with melted Cheddar Cheese ($2.90) and a Fried Egg ($1.90) was a perfect breakfast-food option for dinner. The rosti was done fantastically, soft potato strips crisped to a beautiful crusty golden.
There are at least 3 different varieties of sausages, and this was the Rosti with Garlic Pork Sausage ($13.40), topped with sour cream for a refreshing lift.
313 Orchard Road
313 Somerset Discovery Walk #01-
Tel: 6834 4041
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 11pm;
Fridays from 11am to 12midnight;
Saturdays from 10am to 12midnight;
Sundays from 10am to 11pm