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Monday, 16 April 2018

What Do You Croque With? | CAFÈ ROUGE, Birmingham. French Croque Monsieur

Cafe Rouge, Mailbox. Birmingham, UK.
Croque Monsieur an iconic French favourite, often baked with cheese and ham. For spring/summer 2018, Café Rouge added a twist to the classic Croque Monsieur to bring out three new exciting flavours. Café Rouge were super lovely and invited me to try out their new Croques, keep reading to find out about the new mouth watering flavours. Which Croque will I Crqoue with?

► Drinks


To start off, I had my all time favourite mocktail - French Garden Fizz. Ever since I tried it from the Cafe Rouge Summer Adventure I can't stop ordering it every time I go there. It's a delightful drink made with elderflower, fresh mint, lemon and lime juice. It's refreshing and the flavours are balanced nicely, the perfect drink for spring and summer. I will always recommend this as my top drink from Café Rouge.


► #WhatTheCroque?



Here it is, the delicious Croque! Made with two pieces of quality sourdough bread, stuffed with succulent meat or vegetable filling, topped with grilled Emmental cheese. Crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. If you're looking for something meaty they have two filling options, smoked salmon with cream cheese and roast chicken with crispy pancetta, baby gem lettuce and sundried tomatoes. For my vegetarians they have portobello mushroom with baby spinach, goat cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil.

Out of the three flavours, I went for the Hot Smoked Salmon! The salmon was beautifully smoked, bursting with flavour. The garlic cream cheese and chive complimented the salmon to create a lovely new croque experience. It's served with a side of French fries and salad, both perfect done. Café Rouge have done an amazing job on these and there's nothing I would change about it. If you're looking to try out something new, give the croques a chance, they taste divine. It is served all day, everyday. I think it's great for brunch to kick start your day off.


► Dessert 


To finish off, we had another french classic - Creme Brulee with an almond tuile. Luxurious vanilla creme with a nicely done crisp caramelised sugar top. Indulging, creamy and soft, you can never go wrong with this velvety dessert.


► Overall


The atmosphere of the restaurant and customer service was top notch. We were served by Victor, he was so lovely and friendly. The experience of the restaurant and the quality food is what keeps me going back time and time again. I'm excited to try the mushroom croque next for that truffle oil dizzle (thanks to watching Buzzfeed Worth It too much)!

Which new flavour are you excited to try out?


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*Disclaimer: Meal was complimentary but all opinions are honest and has not been affected. 

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