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Karlsruhe, Germany: Rabbit Restaurant

Rabbit Restaurant is part of the Rabbit hotel in a very hip neighborhood near Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The restaurant has been in the hands of the current owners for two generations. They have designed their menu to be accessible but still full of sophisticated items.

The bread was served with whipped cream, olives, and whipped basil butter.

An amuse bouche.

The gazpacho was outstanding: very nice body from the cucumbers, a nice tart note from the acid of the tomatoes.

My main course was this beautiful sous vide veal cheek. It had been marinated in wine and served in a wine sauce. A dollop of sour cream mashed potatoes topped them off. Perfectly cooked vegetables, most of them in tiny pieces, served as a garnish.

The strawberry sorbet was very light and refreshing.

Many of the paintings decorating the restaurant were inspired by movies. Here are a few of them. Can you identify their inspiration? The blue painting was the hardest one for us.

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