Cocotte, the New French Rotisserie in Russian Hill, Hosts Grand Opening Fête

Cocotte's new look.
Cocotte's new look. Photo: Courtesy of Cocotte

As we mentioned last month, Hyde Street Bistro has morphed into Cocotte, a French-style rotisserie under the same owners, Aurore Martinez and chef Mikael Audry. Audry, a native of Sancerre, and Martinez have succumbed to broader trends and transformed their respected bistro into something more casual, with a new, more rustic design, a front bar, and more open kitchen. Though they’ve been operating as Cocotte for over a month, they’re just now getting around to celebrating and throwing a grand reopening party on Monday, December 3. You can see the new dinner menu here, which features things like farm eggs “cocotte,” (which are cooked in the vessel called a cocotte, as are a number of the side dishes for the rotisserie chicken), and bistro plats like coq au vin, and roasted quail. As for the chicken, it’s served with a trio of sauces: harissa bell pepper sauce, shallots burgundy sauce, and porcini mushroom sauce. They’re open now for dinner every night but Tuesday, and they’re soon going to be launching brunch as well. [Earlier]