Brothers Jonathan, Petrous and Brice Moldovan are unveiling their Mother’s Day menu at Cocotte with dishes to please Hong Kong’s well-deserving mamans.
Cocotte’s boys welcome all mothers for brunch during the weekend of 9 and 10 May with a complimentary glass of champagne and their trademark hospitality to celebrate la Fête des Mères.
Far from the maddening crowd, Cocotte sits neatly on the Shin Hing steps and is a sweet spot to bring the family matriarch for some culinary cool and a few hours of unwinding.
Chef Petrous has lovingly crafted a special menu for the weekend, drawing from his own upbringing in Auvergne and pulling together all the best dishes from Cocotte that have delighted mothers since the Parisian brasserie’s opening last year. Petrous’Green Gazpacho (HK$118) with cucumber, fresh basil, green olives, heirloom tomatoes and avocado is just right for a weekend refresher. Prepared with care, Cocotte’s chef marinates all the vegetables for 24 hours in extra virgin olive oil and Mediterranean spices before blending into a light, refreshing soup.
The Cocotte boys know that the Steak Tartare “Cocotte Style” (HK$168) is always a hit with mamans and their families alike. Which is why Cocotte’s famously tender, hand-chopped filet mignon dressed with homemade tartare sauce and garnished with fresh quail egg yolk, capers, croutons and salad leaves has made it on the mother’s day hot-list. For the ultimate in French adoration, make the tartare a large and throw in a Frites-Salad (HK$248). Nothing says appreciation like the Salmon and Asparagus Tagliatelle (HK$198) – fresh tagliatelle tossed with a dill cream and poached asparagus then garnished with Alaskan smoked salmon and a tangy yuzu caviar, (except, of course, a great big hug).
Sweet treats include the Lychee Melon Martini (HK$98), Cocotte’s homemade melon consommé finished with a 2009 Taylor’s LBV Port, served with a melon and lychee salad, and a light crispy verveine infused meringue. Equally good is the delicate Le Fraisier(HK$98), a traditional French almond sponge cake served avec fresh strawberries whipped with a light vanilla cream, délicieuse. There’s always the cheeky Fresh Brioche Pain Perdu (HK$98), Cocotte’s classic French toast with fresh berries, maple syrup & naughty vanilla cream, because everyone loves a crowd pleaser, non?