A Visit to Bonnofait in Re’ut for Dinner [Food Friday]
While visiting my brother-in-law in Modi’in last month, my wife and I wanted to go out to a restaurant nearby and one of the suggestions was Bonnofait, a kosher dairy restaurant in a shopping center in nearby Re’ut. Bonnofait had a pleasant atmosphere and a chill, calm atmosphere with cute, purposely-worn light-blue tables, with checkered tablecloths. As one blogger described it, the “decor inside the cafe is simple and modern and there are also tables outside in the shopping center’s courtyard. The menu includes delicious quiches, pastas, sandwiches, and, of course, incredible desserts.”
When we walked in, there was only one table occupied, so we were only the second set of customers for that evening. However, as the meal went on, a couple more tables became occupied. Overall, the atmosphere was calm and pretty relaxed.
For an entree, I opted to go with the Goat’s Cheese Sandwich, which I found to my liking. I thought the Ciabotta bread was pleasantly soft, but not too fluffy and the sharp goat’s cheese, eggplant slice, and pesto spread’s soft texture were balanced by the tomato, roasted red pepper, and lettuce. I was glad I went with that sandwich.
For dessert, I ordered the Alalim dessert, which I found to be very enjoyable, although about halfway, it got to be very sugary. The hazelnut crunch at the bottom provides an interesting crunchiness counter to the softness of the chocolate mousse and a coffee glaze topping, all of which combine to a great flavor, but it is a lot of sugar! Also, I greatly enjoyed the lovely plating.
If I were to go back, I would love to try out their breakfast menu, which looks quite enticing.