I am not generally a fan of French food so I would personally never select a French cafe or restaurant. My impression is small portions smothered in sauce. Okay wrong.
This was in a chi chi part of town based on the cars driving up and down the street and the patrons walking about in and out of the restaurants all appeared well heeled (and pursed for that matter).
We discovered to our poorly informed shock there was no alcohol - really? Not even French wines...sigh...so we thought this was a wash. And to be honest the first dish kind of was. A kibbe stuffed with cheese that was rather bland though with a nice side salad.
Then the fun began. An amazing Caesar salad in a bread bowl with the kicker being veal bacon pieces. (obviously no pork in Bahrain). And we were nearly sated by these two dishes!
Then it happened - we discovered the most amazing dessert - a rose ice cream over fried vermicelli and the finest spun sugar like cotton all served on a plate drizzled with a raspberry sauce and we thought "this is heaven on Earth."
The decor added to the ambiance by far and I can only say...enjoy.
The only con was it was difficult to understand our waiter who spoke a very soft and rapid English with an SE Asian lilt. Oh and we avoided the pastry counter for fear of eating some. Beautiful display and apparently coveted sweetness.
PS incredibly cheap for the quality....
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