Tuesday night @ Pied De Cochon.
Decided, for a birthday, to go to Pied De Cochon, not my first time, but it was for my friends, and it was a successful evening.
We were a group of 6 (5 adult and a ravenous 4 year old who eats EVERYTHING!!).
Decided to do the "classic" thing, ordered some cromequis, some accras, the "assiètte de cochonnaille" and the smaller seafood platter as a starter !!
The seafood plater was a real stunner, everything fresh but what was surprising, is that everything was pretty much "prepared", if you are a "purist" and what your seafood "as-is" it,s probably not the best place to go to (iMO), meaning that the mussels shells were "stuffed" with the mussel ( and some more) the clam with a little sauce, ... so on and so forth ... none the less quite enjoyable !!
This was served with 2 wines :
Rully 1er cru "Le Meix Cadot" (white)
Sancerre "Vacheron" 2005. (red)
Continuing with the meal; we ordered 4 plates, the Lotte (Monk fish) grilled in the wood oven, the Boudin noir (blood sausage) and the Bison Steak, the fourth one was one of the special, the "pain perdu" with morels served on the lobster bisque (probably the highlight of the meal).
All was cooked perfectly, seasonned perfectly (except for the monk fish which was too salty).
We drank a bordeaux with all of this : St-Julien Chateau jaugaret 2004.
Luckily, we were quite "conservative" with the quantity and there was room for desert,
again, we go for classics, the "Pouding Chomeur", the crème brulée, the pear with vanilla ice cream, the lemon tart and the cheese cake.
Nothing can beat a nice champagne with desert, and the rosé "Billecart-Salmon" was just the match for it!
The service was exceptional, from start to finish.
Not a cheap deal, but worth every loony;