Monday, January 24, 2011

celebratory dinner

as a treat kev booked dinner for us on saturday night at aux gazelles brasserie to celebrate my new job (which i start on 1st february btw). we started the evening with the vie en rose cocktail (champagne with grenadine and rose water) which was a great way to kick off the night!
complimentary appetiser was houmous with plenty of bread (yum!).
starter for me was a moroccan flavoured fish soup. the broth was very light and tasty.
kev chose the calf's liver with brioche.
for main we shared the special for 2 which was couscous with beef, shrimp, chicken and sausage (meat fest!). we really enjoyed it. obviously it wasn't as authentic or as amazing as the couscous we experienced at riad le calife in fes, morocco (which is contender for one of the most AMAZING meals i've ever eaten) but it was good all the same.
i was too full for dessert but kev ordered the berry tart with vanilla cream (which was more like a light vanilla custard). i did actually end up eating a few mouthfuls! 
we ended the evening in the bar with a refreshing mojito (forgot to take a photo. i was too busy enjoying my drink!). the whole evening was lovely. we had a whole spacious booth in the restaurant to ourselves and the staff were friendly and attentive. its a good place to go if you're craving some moroccan flavours or to simply enjoy a cocktail at the bar.


  1. Those food pictures make me hungry! What a great way for the two of you to celebrate your new job.

  2. Oh I like that place, good choice Kev! They also have a Hamam, it is lovely!!