Tucked away in the French Concession, Cotton’s is charmingly located in a historic villa with a lovely outdoor garden and a cozy fireplace inside. It looks like the perfect “comfort spot” for winter, and on this particular day is buzzing with people as we’re all celebrating one of many Christmas parties (yes, I know this post is a bit late!).
We were, of course, far more interested in the food. The menu is an eclectic mix of cuisines, but we zoom in on the German-ish food. The schnitzel and fries is decent – large portion of schnitzel and thick cut fries. The chicken cordon bleu is declared “average” by my friend. I find my baked meat and cheese on toast great though. There is a proper name for this on the menu, but I forgot. It is essentially meat and cheese, and top of toast. I’m surprised the toast used is just cheap thin bread – I would’ve expected nice thick-cut bread at least. Fortunately, it is very tasty – I mean, anything smothered in cheese tends to be that way, right? 😉
The fries with four dips was impressive, and the dips were great, though it was a shame the fries were quite overcooked (or maybe re-cooked?). Their hot toddy, a warm mulled wine, is fantastic.. and I nurse mine with glee. However, Chris’ warm whiskey mix (forgot the name) is undrinkable – like drinking warm cheap whiskey mixed with something that we couldn’t quite place.
The food is average, but I suppose since it IS a bar, you’re meant to go there for the drinks 😉 The atmosphere is perfect for hanging out with friends, I’ll give ’em that!
Awesome (real) fireplace, with a very sad Christmas tree next to it
The cozy interior
Me and my gf 🙂
A hot toddy (aka mulled wine) and some sort of warm whiskey drink
Fries with FOUR dips! Loved the dips, pity the fries were over-cooked
Schnitzel and fries
Cordon Bleu and fries
Some sort of baked meat and cheese on toast – really good!
Shots for all. Yay!