Wednesday, September 23, 2009
“Cococook!” Coco cook? Who’s Coco? What is she cooking? Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the arrival of revolutionary – well, not quite revolutionary, but quite a step forward for Paris, France, the land of steak frites and no room in the dictionary for a linguistic equivalent to “doggy bag” – new concept in cuisine, Cococook. The new spot on the rue Charlot offers takeout and delivery to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements. Cococook serves up fresh, local ingredients in the form of healthy and balanced salads, sandwiches, main courses and desserts from 11:30 am to 11 pm every day of the week. Order a quinoa salad with pomegranate and grilled almonds or a “Sandwich Cococlub” (bacon, eggs, mayo and tarragon) to the office at noon, or pick up a plate of roasted chicken with quinoa, green beans and almond milk or a milanese with vegetables and pesto on your way home at night. The French cuisine with an Asian touch offers an eclectic array of both meaty and veggie options sure to please even the most difficult palates – think: soba noodles with edamame and a peanut sauce, a mushroom, spinach and ginger frittata and several varieties of “croquettes,” little meatball-like balls filled with chick peas, peas and cauliflower, mackerel or sweet potatoes and baked in the oven. The desserts are a delectably sweet end to the meal – don’t miss the pumpkin and vanilla cheesecake, the chamomile and almond cake or the panna cotta with black sesame. Check out the menu @ www.cococook.fr. Fresh and healthy food at reasonable prices ready to take out asap or delivered right to your door (if you live or work in the 1st-4th arrondissements, that is) ? It’s enough to give you a bon HAPPYtit!