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cocagne report (long)

pascal | Apr 10, 2006 01:02 PM

i went to cocagne on saturday with my wife and two friends and we spent a wonderful evening. following advice of one houd we all had the 40 $ menu (you can also have a great menu for 30$), which was a very affordable way to discover this restaurant food. For starters i had the "entrée du jour" which was some kind of chèvre terrine with tomato and an onion puree, nice texture and very refreshing even on a cold night. My wife tasted the scallops duo with a fish soup, which was amazing. A friend also had the snails who we're served with delicious herb gnocchi.

For main three of us had braised shoulder lamb, a very tender and tasty dish. Following againt somebody's advice, my wife had the macaronade, pasta with seared foie gras. It was really good, but very rich and the foie gras could have been a little more crusty to better emphasi texture in this dish.

All the dessert sample where very good but i have to give the higher mark to the "fromage cuisiné", a great mix of figues, nuts, goat cheese and a bit of ham to add a salty note to a perfect dish

for 300 $ for 4 ( with drinks, a bottle of wine, an extra appetizer and cheese) it was a great first experience to this really nice place who surprisingly doesn't seem to have that big a following. Even if i'm from Quebec and maybe to montreal restaurant scence, i thougt that cocagne remind me a lot of brunoise during the first years when you could had a great meal at very affordable price.

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