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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FRA: Le Téléférique

Unique ice cream and sorbet flavours!

This restaurant is located on Bastille Hill, Grenoble. Although the sun was shining so brightly the other day, it was really worthwhile having lunch here while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the French Alps.

Suprême de Volaille aux Olives Vertes €11.50 (~S$20.30)
Taste: 7.5/10

The chicken was cooked in sauce made of green olives, but I didn't really detect the distinctive aroma of olives from it. Nevertheless, it was pretty enjoyable with its slightly sweet and salty flavour. The chicken was tender, but it wasn't that juicy. The leafy vegetables were stale though (in all the dishes we ordered), but the oven-baked tomatoes were really sweet. The fries weren't in their best possible condition, but no complains about them. Pika's advice: You can go ahead and ask for tomato sauce, mayonnaise and/or mustard!

Bavette d'Aloyau €11.50 (~S$20.30)
Taste: 7/10

Bavette is known as flank steak in English, cut from the abdominal muscles of a cow. While the steak was quite enjoyable especially due to the strong pepper taste, it was a bit tough.

Brochette de Magret de Canard €14.50 (~S$25.60)
Taste: 8/10

The duck skewer was the main course I ordered that day. Covered in creamy, sweet and sour sauce which was peppery, the duck meat was tender and juicy with its sinful, but scrumptious layers of fats.

Assiette Végétarienne €10.50 (~S$18.55)
Taste: 8/10

Apparently the vegetarian platter was really good! The layered potatoes were really smooth and creamy, and the mixed vegetables were sautéed well, liberally seasoned with herbs that they became very fragrant. 

Glace (1 Boule) €1.80 (~S$3.20)
Crème Brûlée - Taste: 7.5/10

Finally, let's talk about the dessert! It was my first encounter with crème brûlée flavoured ice cream. Well, it tasted almost like the usual caramel ice cream with a slight twist of custard aroma and small, crispy bits of hardened caramel. 

Sorbet (2 Boules) €3.50 (~S$6.20)
Cassis - Taste: 8/10
Chartreuse - Taste: 6/10

The cassis sorbet had a vivid purplish-red colour with a pretty intense, liqueury blackcurrant flavour. It was really nice and refreshing. On the other hand, the slightly minty chartreuse (liqueur flavoured with 132 plant extracts) sorbet with its greenish colour somehow tasted a bit like soap to me. 

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 5.5/10
Overall: 6.5/10

While the only staff who could speak decent English was quite friendly, we waited for more than 15 minutes for him to come and explain the food items to us because there wasn't any English menu available. We were already quite hungry at that time, and we almost wanted to just order stuff which names we could comprehend a little bit with our minimal knowledge of French. However, when we called one of the waitresses, she said, "Please wait for the guy who could speak English to come and attend to you" and walked away. Oh well...

Le Téléférique

5 Fort de la Bastille
(Daily: 11.00am - 11.45pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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