The French Indulgence!!

The explorer in me had been craving for some French food when the name Rara avis came up during a discussion. So Moi decided to venture into this little piece of France in the national capital avec  my foodie partner in crime . The place is  a tad  difficult to find in the busy GK 2 market. . Located on the 2nd floor they offer both indoor and alfresco seating .Indoors comprise of  distressed woodwork furniture  and is comfortable. The tables sport some quirky mats. We preferred the alfresco seating on the terrace since it was a sunny day.
The afternoon commenced with the espresso martini , which had the right amount of bitterness and  kick. I tried the rara avis which is a spiced guava drink  and was zingy .

I started my meal with Salad De Chevre Chaud which included goat cheese on crouton and was served on a base of  crispy leaves. Next to arrive was Croutes  au morilles. The sauce incorporates port wine with morels and the result is a creamy , heavenly treat. This dish is highly recommended. How can a French meal not include snails? So we tried the les escargots. This famous French appetizer arrived on an indented plate , the snails were cooked in garlic and butter and were soft and  tasty. Don’t forget to soak up the remaining garlic butter with some baguette.
 The filet minon de veau a la normande is piece of veal tenderloin cooked delicately in apple and cream sauce  and is served with vegetables and buttered potatoes. The tarte au  potiron et marrons  was cheesy yet  balanced  due to the pumpkin and chestnut filling.The risotto du sous bois  was creamy with the mushrooms adding just the right amount of bite. the French are famous for  crepes and I wanted to try them at rara avis. The Crepes epinard gratinee,is a savoury  crepe filled with spinach and topped with some melted cheese. It did culinary justice to the fame of this dish. The Flammenkueche which is a thin crust pizza can be made to order with toppings of your choice. We tried the vegetarian variety and were truly impressed.

 For desserts we dug into the Tiramisu, which balanced the different flavours of cocoa, mascarpone and liquer delicately. The beaming smile on my friend’s face spoke volumes about the taste of this dessert. I tried marinade figues au porto , which were figs marinated in port wine and served with vanilla icecream. The wine reduces to a thick syrup during the cooking process and lovingly coats the figs. This results  in a rich ,sinful , foodgasmic  dessert .

 Rara does an amazing job in using high quality ingredients turning them into superlative dishes and still managing to be affordable. So guys book your tables in advance and impress that special someone this valentine's day !