The city really needed a restaurant serving classic French cuisine, and to fill that void, we now have Reve, French for dream, located at Worldmark, Aerocity. The place is modeled to resemble a quaint bistro and is simple and homely while still having that air of refinement.Coming to the food, this place provided us one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. Each dish was spectacular in taste and nicely presented.
We started with the Wild Mushroom Vol Au Vent which had crisp flaky puff pastry, topped with flavorsome mushroom ragout and emmenthal cheese. The ragout was packed full of mushroom flavor and was delicately seasoned to let the mushrooms shine, and the creaminess was right on point. A must-try dish!
The Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites had a crisp panko coating while inside, the balls had chicken, smoked ham, and melted gruyere cheese oozing out of them. The dish was served with a dijon mustard sauce.The Twice Baked Gruyere Souffle had a light and airy souffle that just melted in the mouth, topped with cheese fondue that had been baked to get that thin crisp crust on top while still being gooey. To cut through the richness on the plate, the souffle had been served with slices of fresh pear which surprisingly worked really well, and candied hazelnut for crunch.
Next, we had the Tarte Flambee, which was a white pizza with a thin, crisp crust, topped with smoked chicken pieces, caramelized onions and olives and had a nice, subtle flavor.The Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad had slices of pear that had been perfectly poached in red wine, to get that light sweetness and wine flavor. The texture was soft but not mushy, and the sweetness of the pear was counterbalanced with the pepperiness of rocket leaves and the sharpness of blue cheese, which had been used in apt quantity to balance out the flavors nicely. The salad was topped with some caramelized walnuts for crunch.
For main course, we went with the fish and pork.
The Fish Meuniere was one of the best fish dishes we’ve had in the city- the sole fish fillet was pan fried to perfection to get a nice crust outside while the fish was flaky and moist. The fish was served with a delicious brown butter sauce where the butter had been taken to the point that it had a nice nutty flavor that went well with the capers, and the touch of lemon juice added to the sauce went really well with the fish. The accompaniments were roasted baby potatoes and sautéed beans which were both done well. This dish should not be missed here!
Pork Normandy had a slow braised Belgian pork belly which had the right amount of fat in it, and was cooked beautifully and was breaking apart easily at the touch of the fork. We also loved the sauce that the pork was served in as it was super flavorful. Pork goes really well with apples, and the apple puree served along with the pork had a nice creamy texture. The pork was served with some sautéed spinach and beans and really creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes. The one tiny thing we could point out in this dish was that the mashed potatoes should have been served warmer.We ended this fabulous French meal with a classic French dessert- Crème Brulee which had a nice jiggle to the custard and a thin, crisp layer of crystallized sugar on the top.
Along with our meal, we also had Virgin Pomegranate Bellini and Orange Basil Virgin Mojito, both of which were nice and refreshing.
The service was well-timed and spaced out, and the servers were very knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, we loved our meal at Reve and will surely be going back soon.
Overall Rating: 4.75/5
Location: Lower Ground Floor, Shop No. R – 2, Worldmark 1, Aerocity, Delhi
Phone No.: 011 4039 6708