Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Taste Tuesday: The Cockentrice

(c) Barry Cantrell
The Cockentrice is easily one of my favorite spots at Krog Street Market. 

From the same genius that brought us the Spotted Trotted (whose cured meats are served at restaurants throughout the city) comes a full-service charcuterie restaurant that is modern, yet inviting; where the food is adventurous, but not intimidating; and everyone who works here -- from Chef Kevin Outz to the bartenders to the servers -- seriously knows what they're doing. 

The Cockentrice
WHY GO: Because all the meats are butchered and cured in house. 
(c) Barry Cantrell

THE VIBE: Cool and hip, but laid-back, but not too hipster. 
(c) Barry Cantrell

DRINK THIS: I prefer red wine with cured meats and cheeses, so I recommend perusing the wine list. Your server can help you find the perfect pairing. 
(c) Barry Cantrell 

EAT THIS: Definitely, most certainly, obviously start with a charcuterie board. Ask for the chef's selection: This way, you'll be able to try something different every time you dine here, because the menu changes seasonally and everything on it is good. 
(c) Barry Cantrell

Don't ignore the prepared charcuterie or the verdure sections. The scallop and pork belly dish was one of my favorites! So was the fig and duck prosciutto salad. 


For your main course, splurge on any of the beef cuts. They're butchered and aged in house! And did I mention Chef Kevin is really good at what he does? 
(c) Barry Cantrell

FUN FACT: The restaurant is located next to the Spotted Trotter's retail counter at KSM. The perfect excuse to take home some of those delicious meats and cheese! 
(c) Barry Cantrell

BTW, the Cockentrice rhymes with rice, not fleece ;)