For our last catch up dinner, Kuda, Hayley, Jean and I went to Coq D’Argent. Based in the heart of the City, with a stunning roof top terrace, its a Contemporary French Restaurant.
The service was brilliant from start to end and we had a lovely sommelier to help with our choice of wine. As we waiting for our food to come, the waiter brought some warm bread rolls, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, with some butter.
For starters I had a beef carpaccio, which was sprinkled with fresh vegetables and had horse radish drizzled around the plate. It was very refreshing and the flavours went very well together.
Kuda and Hayley opted for the mushroom parfait.
And Jean went for the watercress soup which came with a slow cooked egg.
For mains Jean and I got the grilled sea bass, which was cooked to perfection and just melted in your mouth. The fillets were laid on a bed of roasted vegetables which were drenched in a rich, buttery sauce.
Hayley and Jean went for the chicken braised in white wine.
Finally for the dessert. It was difficult not to go for the cheese board, as we were sitting by the cheeses and they all looked so tempting, but as we were all feeling pleasantly full, we went for a couple of light desserts instead.
Hayley and I went for the poached pear which was a great pallet cleaner. It came in a pool of mulled wine and some vanilla ice cream.
Jean and Kuda got the cream brulee, which came out with a perfectly caramelised top and two mini madeleines on the side.
Overall a fabulous meal, and as always, a lovely catch up with great girlfriends.
We had the 3 courses for £25 and it is approximately £30 for a bottle of wine.