When someone calls you a chicken, one usually assumes it’s a bad thing. However it’s important to ask what kind of chicken it is they are referring to. When it’s a French braised chicken such as the one prepared by the chefs at Brasserie Mirabelle, it’s definitely a compliment. To grasp the magnitude of the compliment, it’s best to taste the chicken yourself with today’s Groupon deal – a French braised chicken main course meal for only R27.
French braised chicken, or Coq au Vin, is a classic French main dish made with free range chicken, cooked in red wine sauce with carrots, mushrooms, bacon and onion. Served with hearty home-made mash or a scrumptious side of your choice, it’s a dish that’ll make a Frenchman sing praises in English.
Two months ago in the golden heart of Sunninghill, Brasserie Mirabelle opened its trendy doors. Combining taste and elegance with genuinely friendly staff and comfy couches, this hotspot welcomes young and old, nerdy and cool, workaholic and couch potato. The dining area is classy without being stuffy with an outside area that’s just as fresh as the interior. The restaurant also has a trendy sit-down bar ideal for when you don’t want to sit alone at a table and wait for the friend that’s late as usual.
The menu is an interesting combination of all kinds of feel-good dishes – from pizza and pasta to the French braised chicken that a cosmic force predicts you might enjoy in the near future. After a hearty well-prepared meal, the upstairs lounge makes for the perfect after dinner don’t-want-to-go-home-yet hangout. The vibey retro ambience and variety of personalities that you’re bound to encounter on the plush sofas makes for interesting conversation and even more interesting day-after gossip. The cosmic force predicts Brasserie Mirabelle is soon going to be the place to be seen. Be able to say ‘been there’ before it hits the glamour pages.
Chicken fact: In 1745 a scientist tested his time travelling shower curtain on a chicken. The chicken returned four days later bearing a gift from the future: a screw driver. Delighted with the find, the scientist set off to make a cup of tea with his strange new teaspoon.