Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cocott' @ The Greens, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Fans of French fare, check out Cocott', where everything from crusty house-baked bread to beef bourguignon is served in small, cast-iron cocottes for feel-good, fuss-free communal feasting - Rui-Yang Monico (an alumnus of the top-rated Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne school of hospitality), Geoffroi Herin (who formerly cooked at Annecy-le-Vieux's two-Michelin-star Le Clos des Sens) & their young team have cultivated a beautifully distinctive sanctuary for soulful roasts, stews & casseroles.

Cocott's oeuvre is an ode to the rich, robust flavours that form the primary colours of this cuisine; start with blowtorched sardines, which pack a cured punch to enliven the palate (RM24 nett), coupled with classic ratatouille of stewed Provencal vegetables & Parmesan crumbs (RM22) & a mixed leaves salad with the uplift of a honey, lime & garlic vinaigrette (RM17).

Routinely refined staples like pan-seared foie gras emerge with a casual flair, jazzed up with tamarind jam & pomegranates (RM42). But while Cocott' may make French food less intimidating for the Malaysian patron, a mindful focus on fresh produce & time-honoured, cooking-from-scratch techniques remains the kitchen's lifeblood, typified by the savoury, sink-your-teeth-into-this sumptuousness of chicken fricassee (RM28) & beef rib-eye with Montpellier butter (RM46). Pair the protein with smooth, soft potato mousse with confit baby potatoes & cheese (RM21) & rice pilaf tinged subtly with chicken broth & thyme (RM10).

Spice-infused pineapples with coconut custard & lime jelly (RM18), chocolate liegeois with caramelised peanuts & whipped cream (RM18) & roasted mango with shortbread crumble & kaffir lime leaves (RM19) bring tropical flourishes to the sweet finale while remaining true to Cocott's consistently enjoyable interpretation of a French experience. This is a venue to watch.

Cocott' TTDI
1-1, Greens Terrace, The Greens, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Currently open for lunch (Tuesday to Sunday) & dinner (Wednesday to & Saturday). Tel: 03-2712-4481

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12 comments:

  1. Gosh.. I live in TTDI and I don't even know such a place exist! :D

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    1. Rebecca: I live in sri petaling and there are many places here that I have no clue about! ;)

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  2. The decor is elegant. I like the food served in those little cast iron pots. I wish I had those in my kitchen :)

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, I'm in love with the look of the restaurant and how it serves its dishes ;)

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  3. Love the look of the bread, not really fond of those very dense and heavy ones.

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    1. Suituapui: the bread here might suit you then ... it has a pleasant chew to it, but not an overly dense one ;)

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  4. I want those chairs & the little metal plate/pot thingy for my house!

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    1. KY: can order online! Heh ;)

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  5. Is that foie gras nice? Or like some thing we tried last year? :P

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    1. CK: omg, i almost forgot about our foie last year. hehe, this foie gras here at cocott is good :D

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  6. Chefs from reputable establishments but the food price is surprisingly quite reasonable~

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    1. Choi Yen: yup, that's a good reason to support this place ;)

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