“Poulet pour deux.”

RUSSIAN HILL

By Nicole Honchariw

WhereCocotte (Russian Hill).
When: A cozy, quiet evening. Be sure to reserve a table.
Your date will love: The charming ambience, the French wine list, that you were man enough to take her to such a romantic spot.
Cash factor: With wine, trending pricey.

It’s happened. You’ve found the girl so worthy of a genuine first date, you don’t even care what your friends will say if they find out you brought her flowers (yes, gentlemen, women still appreciate that). For the gem you’d introduce to your mom tomorrow, head to Cocotte a warm and romantic French restaurant tucked behind the trees on Hyde Street. The two of you will sink into the small, intimate atmosphere, so engaged in conversation that you almost won’t even remember to order. Luckily, the chef’s immaculate attention to rich detail and the subsequent slow pace of the kitchen will only allow you more time to sip on a deep Bordeaux (or Sancerre, if white is her preference). Order classic dishes like mussels mariniere and coq au vin, and don’t be afraid to share- it’s as the French intended. She’ll confide in her friends about the incredible date you took her on, which means you’ll have wooed over her squad before even having to say, “Enchante.”








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