In the mood to try to eat french cuisine, me and my hubby searching for nice french restaurant in Singapore, and then we found Cocotte at Wanderlust Hotel. We decided to have lunch there. I couldn’t wait to taste French cuisine because I have never try it before, so this was my first time. Cocotte restaurant interior is nice. With white wooden table and also the steel chairs really match well. The restaurant’s wall is designed like industrial raw model. The decor and the interior really make us feel comfy in there.
I love the white wooden table, and I also love the simple table setting which remind us about home at French. The napkin pattern also simple and it match perfectly with the white wooden table. The table setting really make a good start for our lunch. Cocotte’s concept is a communal old french restaurant, and the food portion depends on the number of the people. For the lunch menu, we decided to eat share because I heard that the portion of the food was quite big.
Here come the first appetizer, Chicken Liver Mousse served with cornichons and tomato coulis. The food presentation is nice, the wooden cutboard make a good point for the presentation. The chicken liver mousse taste good. And the tomato coulis quite appetizing. Me and my hubby really enjoy eating this appetizer.
For the second appetizer, we ordered Pear, Bleau D’ Auvergne Salad. It is mixed salad tossed in a lemon-hazelnut dressing, with fresh pears, toasted hazelnuts and Bleau D’ Auvergne cheese. I feel quite hard to spell the name of this salad. I think that I really need to learn French a little bit. The salad combination between the dressing, the fresh pears, the toasted hazelnut, and the Bleau D’ Auvergne cheese is good. Especially the fresh pears, I like it so much. It really fresh, taste crisp, and sweet when I ate it.
At first, we still could not decide between Roast Pork Collar or Pan Seared Chicken with Pine Nut for the main course. But finally based on the food presentation we decided to choose Roast Pork Collar. I want to see the cute colorful cast iron pot. The food presentation really matter to me. The nicer the presentation, the more tempting me to eat it. Finally the main course came. Wow, I was shocked. Even this main course for share, I wasn’t sure that we can eat it all. The portion really big for us. I love the red bright iron cast pot. The side dish also have cute pink mini cast pot.
Here is one of the Cocotte’s favorite signature dish, Roast Pork Collar cooked in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce and served with brussel sprouts amandine, garlic potatoes, and forest mushrooms. The pork was really tender and I love it. The Dijon mustard sauce also very good. A little bit tangy taste from the mustard sauce really work well with the tender pork. I was thought that the creamy sauce and the pork wouldn’t be a good combination, but I was wrong, It taste good.
As I said, the side dish came in two separate mini iron cast pots. They look so cute and homey, don’t they? Really appetizing. The brussel sprouts do taste like brussel spouts. It taste unique, the combination between bitter and sweet combination, and the crisp texture when we eat it. The garlic potatoes and forest mushrooms also taste good. We feel really full after ate the main course.
Even already fulled, there are always a room for dessert, that is my motto. To end the culinary journey of French cuisine in Cocotte, we choose the dessert platter, a selection of homemade desserts to share. The presentation of the dessert is really nice. They put the desserts in a wooden cutboard and sprinkle some nuts to decorate. But honestly, I don’t like it. My hubby also didn’t enjoy it. The other food reviewers also said that the dessert in Cocotte is not so special. I will come back again for sure to try the other foods, but maybe without the dessert.