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Au Rendezvous Haitian, Howard St.


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Au Rendezvous Haitian, Howard St.

zim | Dec 20, 2002 08:38 AM

Last night I finally got around to trying som stuff from Au Rendezvous on Howard St. This place has been praised a few times by RST and Monica Eng noted it in the cabbie story recently.

We called for pick-up around 3:30 or so and already the day's special was running low so we tried a few things of the regular menu:

Griot (Fried Pork)
Poulet (Stewing Chicken)

the poulet was served with a large portion of rice and beans kinda cuban congri style and the griot came with some plantains verte (fried kinda crunchy green plantain discs) and little containers of a picklies (habanero slaw -folks who like the slaw that comes with pupusa will like this)a flavored mayonaise type thing (red pepper?) and a a great dipping pour over sauce for the the little chunks of flavorful fatty pork - Eng described these like "Puerto Rican carne frita but without chewiness" which is about right.

the poulet was pretty flavorful and had a nice sauce (I wish there was a little more of it) though the meat was a little stringy.

Folks are very nice, (they get a kick if you speak french to them) even if when you first walk in it may seem intimidating or that you're the center of attention. A decent option in the area but unless you really want specifically haitian I'm not sure I'd travela cross the city for it.

I'll have to go back early one of these days before the specials run out.

The attached link has all their contact info and also lists the daily specials.


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