Sunday, 21 April 2013

Cocotte at Wanderlust Hotel (Little India)

Cocotte a 2 year old French restaurant located at the lobby of Wanderlust Hotel, is located in between Bugis and Little India MRT stations along 2 Dickson Road. I took about 15 minutes to walk over from Bugis MRT station cutting through Rochor Centre. 
Wanderlust Hotel


The restaurant managed by Head Chef Anthony Yeoh was recently named as one of the top 500 restaurants in the 2013 edition of the Miele Guide.
Cocotte had a unique environment. An assortment of chairs with different colours and rustic timbre tables of brown and white colour. It gave a bight cheerful and country style ambience. 
Pastry Counter
Cocotte has recently opened a Pastry Counter and will be serving Brunch everyday. The Pastry Counter will be opened from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. 
Pastry Menu
The Pastry Counter offers a wide variety of choices with its prices displayed clearly next to it.
Our table dining table, I like the brown timbre table. 
Shredded Pork Confit $15
Shredded Pork Confit $15
The Shredded Pork Confit Sandwich - Confited Free Range Australian Pork Shoulder, Wholegrain Mustard Dressing, Fresh Tarragon, Parsley & Cucumber with Toasted Country Baguette. The filling in the sandwich were delicious. However, the downside was that the toasted country baguette was too hard compared to the tender soft fillings. The shredded pork confit deserved a special mentioned. Coming from the pork shoulder, it was tasty, moist and incredibly soft and tender. In addition, the cucumber provided a nice crunch. 
French Onion "Soup" Sandwich $10
French Onion "Soup" Sandwich $10
The French inspired French Onion "Soup" Sandwich blew me away. It consisted of Caramelised Onion Confit, Melted Gruyere Cheese, Thyme Leaves and Toasted Country Baguette. Instead of a soup, you get the dry version which is probably grilled with gruyere cheese on top so that it melts. I believe that gruyere cheese was used not only because it is 'the' cheese which is traditionally used in French Onion Soup but also because of its rich, creamy, slightly smokey and nutty taste. If you are a fan of French Onion Soup, you have got to try this! 
Grilled Boneless Chicken Leg With Fresh Herb & Garlic Butter $12
Grilled Boneless Chicken Leg With Fresh Herb & Garlic Butter $12
The Grilled Boneless Chicken Leg was served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes and French Beans. As the whole the dish was well executed. The boneless chicken leg was grilled perfectly. Crisp cracking chicken skin with juicy tender meat. The partner and I also particularly like the roasted potato. At $12, it is cheaper in price than most of restaurants and I would consider this quite value for money considering the quality! 
Left to right: Chocolate Tart, Pistachio Creme Brulee, Nectarine Tart, Citron Lemon Tart
For desserts, we tried the Chocolate Tart, Pistachio Creme Brulee, Nectarine Tart and Citron Lemon Tart.

The Citron Lemon Tart was their best seller. On the first bite, it had a tangy sour taste that was too strong for my liking. The main reason was because this was made from lemon. However, I started to like it from the second bite downwards  It is a light dessert and is the type that the more you dig into it, the more you will like it. Among the four, this was our favourite. This is best accompanied by a cup of hot tea!

The Chocolate Tart was made of 72% Valrhona - dark chocolate. Chocolate fans will love as it is made of intense thick dark chocolate; not diluted. The bitterness of the chocolate is followed by a slight hint of sweetness. Best to share this!

Overall, I enjoyed the dining ambience at Cocotte. Quiet and cozy, Cocotte is a good place for a chat among friends or for a date. Foodwise, the quality of food was top notch. I am still thinking (craving) of the French Onion "Soup" Sandwich.

Thank you Grace for the invite.

Cocotte at Wanderlust Hotel (Little India)
2 Dickson Road
Singapore 209494
Tel: 6298 1188
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
                         Fri 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 11pm
                         Sat 1130am - 3pm, 630pm - 11pm
                         Sun 1130am - 3pm

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6 comments:

  1. I wanted to try this restaurant last time I was in SG but not enough time (cos too many other restaurants to try!).

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    1. Singapore is just nearby! I am sure you will have lots of chance to visit Cocotte.

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  2. Though I am not a big fan of desserts but I am trilled to see the sweets this place has to offer. Its so good and the last picture has some of the desserts I fancy so much. Something has to be food about the desserts especially the lemon tart and creme brulee. I also like it that the serving is in small portions which has got me excited.

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    1. Yea, they are quite well know for their dessert esp for the citron lemon tart !

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  3. Your blog has always attracted me and this particular post left me speechless. It is one of the best pieces of writing I have seen. Good job.

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  4. All the pictures make me hungry. Do hotels located near little India have the similar menu? Thanks.

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