Cocotte serves a wide range of cheese from France - Truffle Brie de Meaux, Truffle Gouda & Tomme de Savoie to name just a few. So it was only natural that we started with the Farmer Board - a selection of three cheeses and three cold cuts. The perfect ‘warm up’ for the gourmet meal ahead.
Next up was the Burrata X Parma and boy, was it divine. Nothing beats having burrata with fresh heirloom tomatoes. Add on the parma ham, and this salad dish is a meal in itself. The Tartare ‘Au Couteau’ soon graced our table. This Angus Beef tartare is topped with decadent slices of truffle. Just from looking at it, one can comprehend why this is a Cocotte Signature Dish. Tartare lovers - pay attention, this is a must-have. The dish is served with a side of hot, crispy, homemade French fries. We also had a chance to sample their famous roast chicken from the rotisserie. We adore the presentation, truly rustic!
Before long, conversations flowed freely and we anticipated the imminent arrival of the other Cocotte signature, their Tomahawk. With pre-marination up to 24 hours in pepper & salt, this Rangers Valley Wagyu Beef from Australia comes in various cuts from 1.4 kg to 2 kg. We will take this any day with just a sprinkle of salt, but if you prefer having a sauce to dip in, choices are Béarnaise, Szechuan Pepper, Blue Cheese and the Thai favourite, Tamarind Chilli.
The mighty Tomahawk has a marbling score of six and we savoured this slowly, our memorable beef moment!
The restaurant was packed that evening. Most tables were friends having a good time over a great meal. The camaraderie and air of merriment were palpable. And this is what makes Cocotte so special, and why we will be back (next dinner, we will plan better so we have the space for their Cocotte Tiramisu, Lemon Mint Tart & Paris-Brest). Cocotte is located on Sukhumvit 39.