Saturday, February 25, 2012

French Affair - Cercle Rouge

Another Foodie Post! 

I went to Cercle Rouge for a friends birthday. 
(Happy Birthday Nancy!)



It is a nice restaurant and there were fresh flowers all over the restaurant. 
Lily's and cherry blossoms filled the room with a flowery aroma that was just delightful. 

A decent picture of me! It almost never happens! haha

Our appetizers!

MOULES À LA CRÈME DE RICARD 
mussels, shallots, garlic, Ricard, cream
(Sorry for the horrible picture, I had to take this one with my phone. No worries the rest will be better)

The mussels were perfectly cooked and the cream sauce was delectable, I started dipping our bread in the cream sauce!

CERCLE WINGS
house special chicken wings
 

The name caught our eye and we decided to give it a try.


We ordered 3 entrees for 4 people. 



I don't remember the name of this but it was one of their specials. 

A filet of cod over a bed of grilled vegetables in an olive oil vinaigrette. 

The cod was flavorful and not dry and the vegetables were delicious. It had a drizzle of an olive oil marinate which was very perfect! 


TRUITE AMANDINE 
almond trout with haricots verts, steamed
potatoes, lemon brown butter

Another perfect plate! This was going to be my choice till he mentioned the Cod special. Waiters and their overly enticing descriptions always get me!


STEAK FRITES
grilled sirloin steak with french fries and
“maître d’hotel” butter 

The steak was perfectly cooked. I don't usually like steak out at restaurants, it never comes out to my liking. This is a rarity indeed! The bed of greens also had a vinaigrette that was delightful.



Since it was birthday we brought along a cake with us


Yes it is a GIANT CUPCAKE!!! I have no idea where my friend Jenn bought it but it was definitely an head turner.



Here is the cake plated. 

I was so stuffed at this point I could barely eat the cake! 

I am so glad I was able to try this place. It is quite off my usual path in Tribeca but I have a feeling I will make the journey once again!

What are some of your foodie recommendations?

3 comments:

  1. Oh my god Ari, I hate you so much right now (not really)!!! You're making my mouth water and I have nothing to eat in my apartment...so hungry :(

    The food looks amazing, I want one of everything please :D

    Btw, you look beautiful in that photo :DDD

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    1. I think this place is wonderful! Compared to many other french places I have tried, this one was truly delicious from start to finish! I know the feeling... my mouth was watering as I was putting this post together...haha

      I am very un-photogenic so dim lighting and blurry pictures are my best friends. =)

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  2. The cake was from Crumbs!

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