|Liver Pate with Raspberry Coulis // Nicoise Salad|
Bastille Day or the French National day is celebrated on 14th of July and in its honour this time around Asia Live Restaurant at Avari Towers has dedicated two whole weeks of serving authentic French food. Apart from seeing glimpses of French cuisine in Masterchef Austrailia over the years, this was my first time ever to actually experience it in reality along with the Karachi bloggers bunch on 19th of July. So, we had an adventerous evening in terms of food, as we chatted with our hosts which included the French Manager at the restaurant who has enthusiastically brought South French flavours to Karachi.
|French Food Festival at Asia Live, Avari Towers|
|Menu of French Food Festival at Asia Live, Avari Towers|
|Sauteed Escargot & Mushrooms with Toasted Rye Bread|
|Beef Sirloin with Mustard Sauce|
|Roasted Duck Breast and Honey|
|Lamb Rack ‘a la Provencale’|
|Fruit Punch (Plum, Apple and Mango)|
Onto my favourite bit, we finally had a round of desserts. The first plate that I tried was of Apple Tatin which is an upside down pastry and if you like bitterness in your dessert, this is for you as the caramelised apples and orange zest strongly strike the palate.
Last but certainly not the least, the Chocolate Fondant, which was a molten lava cake served with vanilla ice cream, was the trophy winner for me. This is the finest lava cake that I have ever tried and I have thought about it every single day since then.
I personally found the experience worthwhile and if you are looking forward to trying something French then this festival is a great opportunity to avail. It ends on 30th July and you should not miss out. The menu is a la carte so you can order whatever you fancy and you get a good sized portion for the pricing so it definitely is a good value for money.