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Dean and Deluca

Dean and Deluca

Founded in 1977 in New York, Dean and Deluca has finally opened its pioneer outlet in Singapore. Considering its similar concept with Jones the Grocer, we can expect to see some competition between these 2 entities.

Mac n Cheese

Mac n Cheese

Considering that Dean and Deluca hails from the United States, we had high hopes for their Mac n Cheese. Sadly, we were utterly disappointed. The Mac n Cheese arrived in a haphazard mess, accompanied by miserable and unappetizing greens. It was 99.9% macaroni and 0.1% cheese – a total turn off. Where is the cheese?! The macaroni was stale and tasteless. There wasn’t much taste in the charred regions as well. In fact, the Mac n Cheese was so unappetizing that we had to request for additional parmesan cheese, just to add flavour to this miserable dish. A poor rendition of the American classic – Dean and Deluca is far from being good.

Sticky Bun

Sticky Bun

What we enjoyed more from Dean and Deluca turned out to be their “outsourced” items. Dean and Deluca offers a variety of pastries, breads and cakes from other shops like Baker & Cook, Bread Project, Maison Kayser. The Sticky Bun is Bread Project’s signature bun, which turned out to be rather average. It was pretty hard and slightly stale, not fresh and fragrant. There was a lack of the gooey sauce and nuts as well. While it didn’t really impress us, at the very least, the Sticky Bun was still acceptable.

Our first visit to Dean and Deluca was let down by poor quality food as well as lousy service. The cashier had a black face and showed no hospitality to customers. The young waitress was easily freaked out and rattled, which in turn, freaked us out too. Inexperienced waiting staff, coupled with the unappealing food, Dean and Deluca is definitely not in our list of restaurants to return to.

Dean and Deluca
#04-23/24, Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road

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Written by foodphd

August 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Posted in Desserts, European, High-tea

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  1. Hi, I’m a new food blogger, and I’ve been reading your blog for awhile. Do keep up the great posts. I just tried Dean and Deluca too! I was very disappointed with their food and service. (My Mac and cheese was quite good actually, but yours looks different from what I was served) I would love it if you could check out my latest review on them too 🙂

    Mamalynn

    September 4, 2012 at 9:40 am


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