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2016-08-05 4420 views
La Cantoche is pretty near where I live and I walk by it all the time, but it is a little hidden and as they say, out of sight, out of mind-- I never think of it. The other day we needed dinner and my wife remembered it so off we went.I got the chicken cordon bleu: "juicy chicken breast, French ham & melting Morbier raw cow milk cheese in light crispy breaded crust." This is kind of like a ham and cheese sandwich where the bread has been replaced by chicken and the whole thing is deep-fried. As
You can choose one or two sides with the mains. I think the deal is that if you pick two, you get two half portions-- I definitely recommend two, since the portions are big enough as-is. I got the coquillettes, "buttered French macaroni" and the mesclun salad. I don't see how the macaroni was French, in particular, but it was nicely al dente and lightly buttered. In retrospect, I think I should have put some salt and pepper on it. The salad was also basic, but that's a good thing. My wife got the fish foil: "barramundi fish fillet on top of leeks fondue & capers, cooked in tightly sealed tin foil." Leeks fondue is leeks sauteed in butter and vinegar (or lemon juice). The fish was tender and very flavorful and juicy. It was another hit. For sides my wife got the ratatouille, "Provence traditional stewed tomato, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, onion with mixed herbs & bay leaves," and the potato noisettes, "golden crispy crusted potato balls with creamy mash filling inside." She reports that the ratatouille was good (I didn't try it, I was having a fried chicken ham sandwich and butter noodles for dinner, I didn't want to ruin that with vegetables). The potato balls were a little bland and needed a sauce or a dip or something. Apparently one of the appetizers is a wheel of melted camembert with these potato balls to dip in-- that I think would be good.
I liked La Cantoche. The food was very good, especially the mains, and reasonably priced. I thought the sides were a little basic and I was kinda hoping for, for example, the buttery French mashed potatoes that they have at Mr. Chatte, but basic is fine when the star of the show is so good. I would definitely come back here.
Other Info. : I caught quite a bit of Pokemon while dining in this establishment.(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)