We've been talking a lot about what London's more independent and high-end restaurants are doing since the lockdown but, of course, the chains are finding it hard too. So it's interesting today to see how Cote is mixing things up. As first reported on Big Hospitality, they're about to launch Côte at Home.
The new side to the business "delivers high quality produce from our kitchen, cellar and butchery, right to your door." If you want to come up with the Côte experience yourselves you can buy their steaks and wines and start from there. Fillet steaks for two cost £15.95 or you can pick up a dry-aged cote de boeuf for £12.95. They're even selling the sauces and herb butters to put on top of the steak.
Alternatively, you can buy chilled mains and sides to reheat at home (or pop in the freezer). The range is pretty impressive - with everything from beef bourguignon to poulet grille with gratin potato, pork belly or lamb parmentier (shepherds pie to you and me). Pair that with frites, mash, haricot beans with spinach.
Finishing off the three-course experience are the desserts - choose from tarte fine aux pommes, pain perdu or maybe peach crumble.
Prices are all very mid-range and even the wine list seems crazily affordable - with wines ranging fro £8.95 to a peak of £20.95. We reckon the whole thing will do really well. They need a minimum order of £40 but honestly, that's not bad for a meal at home for two that you don't have to cook yourself.
More about Côte at Home
When? Launches 9 April and will be extending delivery nationwide in due course
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