Well, a few months back, when Cocorico decided to close for a few weeks and re-open without their delicious rotisserie free-range herbed chickens, I was quite upset. So much so, that the first time I went in to investigate, I walked out without really checking out the new goods.
I finally checked in for another meal last night. It's the same guy working carefully at making very good food- just a different array. He now has a menu of sandwiches, fresh bread, desserts, cookies and a few salads, quiche and sides.
I ordered a Tapenade Baguette sandwich, which consisted of:
spanking fresh bread, soft and light inside with a pretty crisp shell
tapenade made up of black olives, capers and anchovies
Simple, but excellent - they also sold the tapenade seperately for those who love the salty, brinier-side of life.
I had the potatoes au gratin on the side (a holdover from the chicken days). Fairly large portion, clean creamy flavors with a layer of melted cheese on top.
The significant other had the Sliced chicken breast with swiss, lettuce and tomato. Very simple sandwich that she said was pretty good. The bread was the winner, it made the sandwiches. They were large sandwiches, must have been 10" for $6 and $5.50 respectively.
we ordered the Chocolate mousse as well. I get the feeling that sweets are a particular strong point, as there were 4 different types of fresh cookies, an apple-walnut tart, blueberry walnut tart, bread pudding and tiramisu cups on display as well.
I'm still fully disgruntled by the lack of chicken, but cocorico remains a viable, tasty french-influenced option in Hyde Park...