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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Constant's Cocottes

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.

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