The Casa Paloma crew is not satisfied with running one of the best restaurants in the city. They have just opened a rôtisserie located a few metres away from Casa Paloma to offer the range of meats not covered by its predecessor. Decorated by Lázaro Rosa Violán, Chez Cocó is sumptuous and elegant. The open-to-view kitchen is complemented with traditional elements of Provence and Tuscany kitchens. The 3-piece rotisserie at the entrance features a central mirror from the 19h century. Among young pigeons, ducks, Guinea hens and quails, chicken is the main protagonist. Chez Cocó best-kept secret is the terrace, located at the back.
The menu features meat in general and many chicken dishes in particular. We recommend the section called Spreads, including the Casals Toasted Sobrasada, Olive Tapenade and Hummus, among others. Then try one of their stews, from White Asparagus in Green Sauce to Grated Cauliflower with Conté cheese or their Chicken Fricassée. Our favourite is the Egg section, especially Battered Cantabric Lobster with Fried Eggs and Ajada (bread sauce with ground garlic and salt).
As for the Meat section, we loved the Tomatero Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice and the Landas Picón?a wood in Europe with a hunting method based in huts called Marenises that birds use for provisioning food?, accompanied with fries. But the star is the White Veal Knuckle with Potato Purée.
Desserts are not as spectacular as the rest of the menu, but we liked the Fruit Salad with Pineapple Sorbet. If you’re still hungry, try the Cheesecake or the Coffee and Vanilla Millefeuilles. A meal at Chez Cocó starts at 40 Euros.
- Address: Av. Diagonal, 465 Barcelona