Farm to Table by Cocotte
January 31, 2019
Cocotte is a French farm to table chicken rotisserie, offering healthy and delicious homemade dishes made from fresh ingredients.
The concept was created by founder Chef Romain Bourrillon, who with his family and friends established their successful restaurant in Notting Hill. The Cocotte family in 2018 set up their second branch in the heart of Hoxton Square. Cocotte’s success stems from their strong French heritage and family recipes. A key to their success is the free range chickens sourced from Evron in the Loire Valley of France.
Cocotte is known for serving fresh flavourful dishes with a strong selection of signature cocktails.
The best way to review a restaurant is to taste the majority of the menu and with Eddy (the general manager) on our side we did just that. He recommended his favourite dishes and we indulged in the ultimate Cocotte feast. For starters he brought us Chicken Wings with honey mustard homemade sauce and our two cocktails. I chose the Cocotte’s, a signature cocktail with Belsazar rose, fresh grapefruit, sparkling wine, slim tonic water and my husband being a whiskey lover tried the classic Old Fashioned with a surprising Cocotte twist.
The feast continued with a beautifully roasted half a chicken, perfect to share for two, with 7 homemade sauces to choose from: Garlic Mayo / BBQ / Cocotte Mustard / Chicken Gravy / Spicy / Green Sauce & Truffle Mayo. My favourite was the Truffle Mayo sauce, even though it was a hard call as all the sauces compliment the chicken wonderfully.
The secret to Cocotte’s flavour is in the cooking technique and seasoning. Cocotte’s chickens are marinated for 24 hours in their blend of herbs and spices, and are then slowly cooked on low heat to ensure maximum flavour and juiciness and are then finished on the spit.
To go along with the main triumph there was a selection of sides and salads we were lucky enough to try. Eddy recommended the delicious truffle mac and cheese, the rich ratatouille and the roasted root vegetables. The sides are a good portion and emphasis the soul in comfort food. For salads we ordered the Lili’s with broccoli, mangetout, green beans, mushrooms and basil dressing, and the Nathalie with kale, roasted pepper, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, sesame and walnut tahini dressing. Both salads were unique in flavour and composition.
Cocotte follows a sustainable approach sourcing all fresh fruits and vegetables from local & independent suppliers; an essential element to taste and quality.
A perfect finale to a feast is the dessert which we were not shy of. We were served the Chocolate & Hazelnut tart, Lemon Tart and the selection of Japanese Mochi with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry cheesecake flavour. All 3 deserts were mouth-watering however the Chocolate & Hazelnut tart takes the prize. A definite must try when visiting Cocotte!
Cocotte offers wholesome and comforting food that can be enjoyed anytime of the day, throughout the year and is a gem for happy occasions.
Written by Cathy Karsas for Luxuria Lifestyle Interantional