Getting away for a ski holiday may be a little more tricky this year. So for those unable to make it to the slopes, Côte is bringing a taste of the Alps to 84 locations across the UK with a new Alpine-inspired menu. And its highlight? A melty, indulgent, cheesy Tartiflette a favourite apres ski indulgence!
French Mountain Fare
Inspired by Parisian brasseries, Côte first opened in Wimbledon in 2007, later expanding to 83 further sites around the country. Now the brand is introducing classic French Alpine dishes, created by the chain’s executive chef, to all its restaurants. The pièce de résistance is the new Tartiflette: a gratin of sliced potatoes, Comté cheese and smoked bacon lardons topped with creamy, melted farmhouse Reblochon cheese. Served on a wooden board, the dish comes with a fresh crusty baguette, piquant cornichons, a high-quality Jambon de Savoie, and a fresh green salad.
The UK First-Ever Vegan Tartiflette
In recognition of Veganuary and an increasing appetite for plant-based cuisine, Côte has also included a vegan version of the Tartiflette. A dairy and meat-free take on the classic recipe, it’s made using vegan cheese and THIS™ Isn’t Bacon. Vegan diners will also love the new Chou Farci: a cabbage parcel filled with lentils, roasted root vegetables and apple, served with crispy Lyonnaise potatoes and a Calvados jus.
More Alpine-Inspired Dishes
The seasonal menu also includes Crottin de Chèvre, a starter made of warmed, creamy baked goat’s cheese from the Centre Loire Valley, served with a lamb’s lettuce, apple, walnut and golden raisin salad, topped with croutons. For dessert, there’s a decadent Tarte Tatin, filled with sticky apples in a caramel sauce, served with a Calvados infused Chantilly cream.
We were kindly incited down to experience the new menu in their Edinburgh restaurant.
For starters, we had the Crottin De Chevre from the Apline menu, the Calamari from the main al la carte menu and a side of the Fougasse their signature Provencal leaf-shaped garlic bread.
For mains, we couldn’t resist the Tartiflette and my dining partner went for the sirloin steak and chips.
And to finish things off we tried the dessert from the Alpine menu the Tarte Tatin and paired it up with a cheese plate from the a la carte menu.
Côte at Home
If you can’t make it to your local restaurant or would prefer a night in, Côte has catered for you with its At Home menu. Designed to be prepared with minimum effort, it first launched in 2020 and is currently available for delivery direct to your door. The three-course restaurant-quality menu features Alpine classics including the new Tartiflette and cheese and chocolate fondues with all the trimmings; for those not ready equipped, a fondue set is available to order as an additional in-box purchase. Your meal can be accompanied by a seasonal selection from the cellar (available in-restaurant or at home) with a Bordeaux Rouge La Réserve from the Lucien Lurton Collection recommended as a pairing for the cheesy Tartiflette.
Find Out More
Visit www.cote.co.uk to discover the full menu and to book a table at a Côte near you.