Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Touch of Swahili

This weekend, Alex and I decided to finally check out Rafiki Bistro. Rafiki Bistro is a cozy, Cambridge, gastropub with homey decor and a delightful menu. The restaurant is situated between Harvard and Porter Squares, right on Mass Ave.

We started out sharing a Mixed Green Salad, bread, and olive oil. The salad was super fresh with the most delicious, light, citrus vinaigrette. For our main meals, Alex went with the Herb and Garlic Crusted Roasted Free Range Chicken, and I tried the Pizza of the Day, fig, taleggio, sage, and honey. The pizza was fab. Sweet, but not too sweet; savory, but not too savory. The crust was super thin and crunchy, and there was plenty for sharing. Alex's chicken was equally good, juicy and perfectly seasoned. Although not quite what you might call crusted, there were absolutely no complaints, especially over the mashed potatoes. For dessert we shared the Key Lime Cheesecake, which was just a slight bit disappointing. The spiced gingerbread crust was a little odd paired with the zesty lime filling. That being said, cheesecake can never be bad, and it didn't stop us from cleaning our plate.

Rafiki Bistro definitely gets our approval. The meal, the atmosphere, and the restaurant's socially responsible mission are right up our alley. Oh, they also have Allagash White on tap, so we will definitely be back.

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