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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cafe Rabelais !!

Cafe Rabelais in the Rice Village is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. In fact, it's probably one of my top five in this city filled with good restaurants. The atmosphere reminds me of France. The food is a slight American take on French food (mango in a salad?).

This time, I had the duck breast with hazelnut sauce. The duck was prepared rare and th hazelnut sauce matched perfectly with the earthy flavor of the duck. The potato gratin lended some starch and as always, the vegetables were grilled so that they were cooked, but still crisp. Rekha had the so-so mushroom soup and the very tasty quiche.

The proprietor is French. The menu is on the chalkboard on the wall. The wine-list is fantastic. They even have half bottles for lightweights like me and Rekha. We've had the Pape reds (stunning) and the slightly tart pouilly fuisse. This is the type of place you take your date for romance. It's never failed our happy family.


Anonymous said...

I'm happy that you think it is that good! I am going to meet a friend in Houston at Cafe Rabelais, and I was only hoping for the food to be good! I will take your point of view on this subject. Thank-you, you did a good review~!

February 17, 2006

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July 12, 2006

Anonymous said...

Had lunch there yesterday. Loved it! Going back this PM with wife so she can experience such a treat.

June 09, 2007


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