Started by friends who had an idea of wanting to create a community space with wonderful French inspired food, Ohlala! has one of the best Chefs in town behind the counter. The first time I went there, Fallou made me the most delicious chicken curry I've had, so delicious in fact that when I went back, though I wanted to try other things, I had to have that curry again. I'm sure that everything he makes is wonderful, and I know I'll want to go back to try everything, because the other dishes I tried on my two visits, in addition to the lovely curry, were that wonderful combination of being homemade but having that extra special something that only a true Chef can create. As I've written in these pages before, I love to cook and I'm very good at it, but I know when I'm eating at the table of a Chef of another level, and the meals Fallou is making are extraordinary.
When I first went to Ohlala! they did not have a liquor license, but now they serve wine. And along with the regular meal times they have special occasions and special dinners that reflect different holiday seasons and times of the year. One thing that I wanted to try when I was there the first time was sold out, and when I had it on my second visit I could understand why. Fallou's Banana Pudding is the perfect combination of custard and fresh bananas, sweet enough to be a desert to love but not too sweet or heavy in any way. I had taken it to go and at home with coffee the next morning, its perfect lightness and depth of flavor made my morning routine seem like it had been magically charmed. With Fallou in the kitchen, the lovely decor, plants all around and friendly and helpful staff, Ohlala! French Kitchen is a perfect place to go where every day is a beautiful one and everything, like their motto says, is made with love.
Ohlala! French Kitchen
688 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
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