Our Story

Our Story
Established in July 2009, Bistro Du Vin (BDV) is fully committed to delivering a truly authentic dining experience in a French Bistro. No effort or expense has been spared in creating an ambience typical of a similar establishment in France, from the furnishing right down to the convivial service style, music and memorabilia decorating its walls. Wash down the meal with a bottle of wine from Bistro Du Vin’s simple yet comprehensive wine list which features a variety of French wines.
Great food, intoxicating booze and friendly staff – what more can you ask for?
The Team
PHILIPPE PAU
DIRECTOR
SUHAIMI BIN HUSAIN
GROUP RESTAURANT MANAGER
PHILIPPE PAU
DIRECTOR
Known as Ah Pau/Char Siew Pau to most chums, this comical Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) lookalike was born in Bordeaux. He was originally supposed to carry on the family tradition in the French Navy. However, due to his rebellious nature, he followed a close friend’s advice to join the F&B industry instead in 1982 at the age of 19.
He attempted a Hotel & Restaurant Management degree but it wasn’t a resounding success due to a rather poor command of the English language (this has not really improved much since), so he started a career in several “handy” jobs like dishwashing, barman and trainee chef. Despite being vertically challenged, Philippe strived on and learnt to walk fast during his stints at several Michelin starred restaurants in France, Switzerland, Dubai, the Seychelles and finally Singapore. A jovial person, Philippe is well respected in the industry and is known for his funny antics. Unable to settle on a favorite dish, Philippe strongly recommends the Pan-seared foie gras, Confit rib eye, and Isle Flottante.
SUHAIMI BIN HUSAIN
GROUP RESTAURANT MANAGER
Hardworking, patient and passionate – BDV’s wide-eyed restaurant manager has always been a people person. The boyish looking Suhaimi joined the hospitality out of curiosity in 2001.
Despite the lack of qualifications, he began his journey as a waiter at Paulaner Brauhaus before working his way up to his current position. Flexible and friendly, he has years of experience exposed to different concepts such as clubs, bars and bistros. His motivation comes from seeing the smile on people’s faces when they have a pleasant dining experience. Do try Suhaimi’s favourite dish; Beef cheek braised in red wine when you pop by BDV!