September 8, 2008
Les Cocottes, 135 rue Saint-Dominique
This is one of four restaurants by Chef Christian Constant. They are all along one block of rue Saint-Dominique, very close to La Tour Eiffel. After working at The Ritz, Paris, Constant became Executive Chef at The Hotel Crillon’s 2-star Michelin restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs. After 8 years at the Crillon he decided to open his own restaurant, Violon d’Ingres, just a few doors down from Les Cocottes.
I had the ‘salade roquette’ (arugula with bacon and poached egg)’ the ‘cocotte du jour’ (cocotte is a casserole) and ‘fromage basque’ served with black cherry confit. I thoroughly enjoyed these dishes with a carafe of Chablis and one of Cairanne rouge (AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages)
I really enjoyed this bistro. The food and service were both excellent and the price was very reasonable considering the quality.