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.
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.
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.