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Cochon Restaurant

Lately I’ve been regaling you with some of my best dining experiences.  August was a big dining month where we visited Charlie’s Seafood, The Rum House, Maurepas Foods and Cochon Restaurant.  In the last few weeks I’ve discussed the first three, now to show you the fantastic food we had at Cochon.

Hot Sauce from Cochon

I’m getting all artsy with my hot sauce shot

Located in New Orleans’s hip Warehouse District neighborhood, Cochon is the brainchild of Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, both chef/owners of this fine establishment. One thing I like quite a bit about Cochon (besides the great tasting pork) is that they seek to source food items as locally and ethically as possible.  That’s very important to Jeremy and me so we always appreciate and support restaurants that make that effort.

Cochon is very easy for tourists or visitors to get to by either walking, cab or streetcar + short three block walk.  For anyone driving, they don’t have a parking lot but there’s ample on-street parking in the immediate neighborhood. We’ve never had a problem parking here.

This particular visit was for Aunt Pam’s birthday.  Jeremy’s parents were still in town at that point so we got the whole family together to celebrate.  Jeremy’s family really likes to dine, and we always have such a good time talking and eating.  I’ve been very happy to become a part of that family, for those and many other reasons.

OK, now on to my meal.  I had four different dishes on this visit:  boucherie plate, chicken livers, pickled shrimp and a lovely pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.  Below are all the dishes, and I’ve included descriptions on the picture captions below.

The Boucherie Plate from Cochon

The boucherie plate included buttery croutons, salami, pate, ham and prosciutto. Garnishes were pickles and whole grain mustard. Rich but absolutely delicious!

Chicken Livers Plate from Cochon

Crispy fried chicken livers topped with pungent mint leaves, thinly sliced onion and pepper jelly dressing. All that rich delicious goodness sat atop buttery toasted french bread croutons. YUM!

Pickled Shrimp and Herbs from Cochon

The pickled shrimp plate included the same delightful pungent mint and thinly sliced onion that the chicken livers had. It also had slightly spicy vinaigrette and crispy cheese straws as garnish. I liked this dish, but it wasn’t as tasty as the pork dishes.

Pineapple Upside-down Cake from Cochon

This pineapple upside-down cake was DIVINE! It was a cornmeal cake topped with fresh pineapple and dulce de leche. The sorbet was coconut-lime. So much YUMMMM.

Pig shaped sugar cookie from Cochon

Jeremy’s dessert came with the cutest little piggy shaped sugar cookie!

Overall we had a fantastic visit to Cochon.  The food, atmosphere and service were all great.  Everyone really enjoyed the evening.  If you’ve never been to Cochon or haven’t been recently, I highly recommend visiting.  You’ll leaved stuffed and happy.

Getting There:

Address:  930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours:  Mon-Thur: 11a-10p; Fri-Sat: 11a-11p (Closed Sunday)
Phone:  504.588.2123
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