Grand Opening Party and First Lunch at Cocothe!

Watermelon & Feta
One of the small bites from the Grand Opening Party: watermelon with feta, mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette!
*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from Cocothe. I am just a Pittsburgh blogger, who enjoys sharing her Foodie adventures. Photos were captures with my iPhone 5s, and were edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

I was kindly invited by a local magazine called Maniac (they focus on: fashion, food, travel and events), to attend a Grand Opening Party for this cute little cafe in Sewickley called Cocothe! They started off as a chocolaterie and bakery, but have recently hired a Chef from San Francisco, and have expanded with a Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner menu!

Pictured above is one of the “small bites” from the opening party: watermelon, on top of feta and mixed greens, with a balsamic viniagrette drizzle! This was my favorite dish of the night; so tasty, refreshing and HEALTHY!

Free Champagne? Why yes; I think I'd like that! ;-)
Free Champagne? Why yes; I think I’d like that! πŸ˜‰
Chocolate Truffle Ball
Chocolate Truffle Ball, covered in coco at Cocothe! πŸ˜€
This was sooooooooooooooo good! Oh, how I love chocolate!

Ribbing Cutting Cocothe
Executive Chef Elizabeth (left), & Owner & Pastry Chef Courtney (right) at Cocothe’s ribbon cutting!
Grand Opening party at Cocothe
Everyone from the Grand Opening Party, mingling!
Chocolate
Of course, Cocothe sells LOTS of chocolate!
Tea
Cocothe also sells tea (cool, huh)?
Loose-leaf tea
More tea (loose-leaf) at Cocothe!
Tea pot and tea set
Coo teapot (and tea set) at Cocothe!
Lunch menu at Cocothe
Lunch menu, part one!
Lunch menu at Cocothe
Lunch menu, part two!
Ever since the Grand Opening Party, my Mom and I have discussed visiting Cocothe for lunch; two weeks ago, we FINALLY received our opportunity!

My Mom and I conversed quiet a bit with the Executive Chef (Elizabeth), who not only was the Chef, but also waitress and cashier. She just moved here from San Francisco, and was ready to bring her California Culinary palette to Sewickley!

Ice Pomegranate tea and a Salted Caramel Cookie
Ice Pomegranate tea with a Salted Caramel Chocolate cookie! Sooooo good!
Who says your can’t have dessert first! It was such a hot day; thus, the Iced Pomegranate tea was the perfect way to cool off from our walk around Sewickley! The Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie was the perfect pre-cursor to lunch; so decadent!

Tea and cookie
Another glamor shot of the tea and cookie!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie
Close up of the GLORIOUS Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Salad
Mom’s lunch- the “Lex and Lynn” salad!
My Mom’s lunch: the Lex and Lynn salad! I tried a bite, this was sooooo good! Mixed greens, squash, beets and feta cheese.

Salad close-up
Close-up of my Mom’s salad
Bella Donna sandwich and side salad
My lunch: the “Bella Donna” sandwich: burrata cheese, tomato and basil on focaccia bread, with a mixed green salad and a simple vinaigrette!
This was INCREDIBLE! The sandwich was so light (perfect for spring), and scrumptious, but the highlight for me was this side salad! No fuss- just mixed greens and a house vinaigrette, but I LOVED it! The mixed greens were nice and fresh, and the house vinaigrette was IN-CRE-DI-BLE!

Bella Donna Sandwich
Close up of my lovely lunch
There you have it, folks! Whether you live near Sewickley or not, it’s DEFINITELY worth the drive on Route 65 to Cocothe Chocolaterie and Cafe!

Upcoming posts:

My first visit to Salud Juicery

Brunch at Grit & Grace

Third, Fourth and Fifth visits to Sirena Taco Joint & Bar

Dinner at Bar Marco 

Dinner at The Commoner

Three cheers to good food, fabulous art, and cultural events!

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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