I was honored when Heather Jones (Heather Jones Consulting) invited me to attend a blogger dinner at this quaint, wonderful French Bistro, Cocotte. Heather’s tag line on her site says “Connector, promoter, advocate for all things delicious in Portland.” She certainly did her job connecting me and about 10 additional food bloggers to the deliciousness that is Cocotte. It was a fantastic evening chatting with my friends from Portland Bloggers and meeting some new foodies. I also had the chance to speak with the head chef, Kat LeSueur. Kat talked about she fell in love with French-style cooking from visiting France at a younger age. I truly enjoyed all the dishes she created and I thought her wine parings were brilliant. (I loved the Sparkling Vouvray with our “Snacks” and the Syrah with our Duck feast was perfect.)
Thank you again to Heather Jones and Cocotte for hosting this event and inviting me and my camera. I had a wonderful time. I definitely will suggest this gem to anyone who is looking for a great French bistro or just an awesome NE restaurant. Enjoy the photos.
There was a fabulous dessert as well. I am a huge fan of desserts so when the Chocolate was placed in front of me I just started enjoying the amazing flavors and forgot all about my work for a moment. That’s how good the dessert was… unfortunately I don’t have any photos to show you. Chocolate: Orange Scented Chocolate Cake, Black Pepper Vanilla Whipped Cream, Praline Sauce, Gold Leaf. Paired with Lustau, Anada 1997 Vintage Sherry. It was fabulous. Down below I thought I would share just a few additional photos of the chef team preparing their snacks and the bloggers enjoying their meal. Cheers.