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Merci Marcel : Bohemian chic meets contemporary French

Taking inspiration from the French Riviera and the Balinese tropics, featuring a vivid, citrus-toned palette, exposed walls and beautiful mustard mosaic tile flooring, newly opened multi-concept lifestyle destination Merci Marcel evokes bohemian chic, channeling an artisanal spirit that manifests in its curated offerings that span gourmet food, fine drinks, art and lifestyle products.

Tucked away in Tiong Bahru, the design-led lifestyle space brings relaxed French social dining to the table, as both an all-day dining destination and an independent boutique, with three distinct spaces – the Lounge, Café Chic, and the Garden Patio.

In the evenings, Merci Marcel introduces its French social dining concept with a creative dinner ‘tapas’ menu that is specially created for sharing in good company. From Duck Rillettes paired with a delicate melted camembert cheese and marinated pear to a Tarte Flambée, a classic dish from the region of Alsace, and Ravioles de Royans, a French specialty of the Dauphiné region served with a twist of Swiss Tête de Moine cheese, diners can expect a fresh take on traditional French cuisine.

The beverage list has something for everyone, bringing French boutique wineries to Tiong Bahru among other exclusive beverages.

Collaborating with La Maison du Whisky for its cocktail list, Merci Marcel features an exclusive menu inspired by its location, utilising only exceptional spirits such as Napue Gin, Fair Vodka, and Monkey 47 Gin. Base spirits are paired with Merci Marcel’s exclusive juices and teas to shake up concoctions like the La vie en Marcel and Tiong Bahru Spirit.

And beyond contemporary French gastronomy, Merci Marcel introduces an alternative retail experience within its space through its showcase of high quality artisanal food, drink, and lifestyle products focusing on small batch production and ecological sustainability.

The Marcel Cheese & Charcuterie Corner features cheeses sourced from artisan producers in Europe and air-flown to Singapore weekly, complemented with 100% organic Bayonne cured ham sourced directly from la Maison Salaison de l’Adour. All wines, cheeses and cold cuts can be enjoyed in the Café, or to take home.

The Gourmet Corner highlights an extensive range of premier brands created by small producers from France, and includes quality fruits juices from Patrick FONT Nectars, iced teas from UMÀ, gourmet jams from la Cour d’Orgères and chocolate from Le chocolat des Français.

Merci Marcel also carries a lifestyle range of well-crafted goods ranging from chic design eyewear from Parisian brand IZIPIZI, beautiful and functional tableware by Falcon, trendy watches with a focus on materials and quality from Cluse, and even Merci Marcel’s own capsule collection that spans tote bags, enamel mugs, French Breton bowls and t-shirts emblazoned with “La vie en Marcel”.

Open throughout the day, the destination is perfect for after-work dinners, casual weekend wind downs, and even quick coffee catch-ups over a midday meeting.

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