Sunday, May 4, 2008

Kafe Kabul @ Rat's - Hamilton, NJ

It was a gorgeous day to sit outside on the veranda at Rat's, overlooking the beautiful sculptures and the pond. We got to sit outside, watching the fish swim by as Zelda sipped a mojito, and I enjoyed a nice glass of the 2005 Domaine Rene LeClerc, a medium bodied pinot noir from the Cote D'Or that was loaded with bright raspberry and cherry and a structured long and earthy finish. Great Spring sipper on the terrace!
We started off with the Poutines (French fries with cheese and gravy). These are always an absolute treat, fresh cut from fresh potatoes with the skin left on. They are covered in just the perfect amount of gravy and melted cheddar cheese, and I would eat this all day! Such a fun appetizer, and I wish that we could find these elsewhere.
For lunch, Zelda opted for the grilled salmon with new potatoes, asparagus and herb butter. This was very nicely cooked, with a generous portion of salmon. Great flavors, and not overpowering spice and herb, this really let you taste the fresh salmon.
I opted for the grilled organic hamburger with swiss cheese, and as always, this is one of the best burgers you will find in the area. The beef they use for this burger is absolutely fabulous, and as always, cooked to a perfect temperature of medium. More fries came on the side, in the same style as the fries used in the Poutines, and they were great.
All in all, another fabulous meal at Rat's, on a gorgeous day overlooking a gorgeous setting, and of course, being accompanied by my gorgeous bride! Kudos to Rat's for yet another great meal!

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