Co Co Sala
- bigskymind Jul 25, 2008 05:18 PM
I'm planning a little shindig for a friend's birthday and want to start w/dinner somewhere we haven't been and -- of course -- tasty and cool. I was wondering what others' takes are on Co Co Sala. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Agreed on all fronts. As a choco-holic, I was very excited to try this place but left feeling very underwhelmed and as though I had really overpaid for what I got. We got several small plates before doing the dessert courses and I didn't find anything special in any of them. The service was lacking (the server never managed to get to our table in time to explain the courses), the selection of savory items very limited, and the cocktails EXTREMELY weak (they tasted like juice and I am usually a baby about alcohol). Also, maybe I am getting old but I found it to be annoying that there was a DJ playing very loud techno through dinner service and we were literally shouting at one another.
I had dinner at Co Co Sala with two girlfriends a couple of weeks ago and we all had a really good time. The non-dessert plates are small, but the whole point is for you to mix and match between the options. In terms of price, I did not find it outrageously expensive and thought the food was well worth it. My crabcake was a very generous portion, deliciously crispy on the outside and moist and crumbly inside. I also had the beet and goat cheese salad which was surprisingly indulgent! There are three or four, 5-course dessert tasting menus. I had the italian inspired one, but tasted a few of the other ones as well, and thought everything was really yummy. Perhaps more importantly, all the courses were really different. As for the service, I found it attentive-although our waitress was obviously inexperienced, she at least tried!