Happiness is a fresh sandwich with house made meats from Cochon Butcher, one of their salads & a glass of wine or beer. Don't forget to bring home some of their charcuterie or sausages. It is a pleasant walk from the Vieux Carré or a quick one from the convention center.
Lesson: Take a taxi here if you're coming from the French Quarters, do NOT walk! CB has become a favorite of mine in NOLA-with amazing sandwiches, baked goods and house-cured meats, everything about this place is fantastic. Be sure to buy a bottle of their addicting sweet potato habanero hot sauce!
Mouthwatering food. I love Cochon. It's one of my all time favorite restaurants. Everything I've had here has been excellent. Order the boucherie plate for the table and sample all the hard work the chefs have put into creating house made charcuterie products. The oyster roast is divine, as are the boudin, fried alligator, and eggplant shrimp dressing. The desserts here are great too, back in August I ordered a frozen chocolate mud pie that was so delicious, my boyfriend and I could think of nothing else for days. The food here can be quite filling, so bring lots of friends and share!
Country Cajun Quality - But You'll Pay For It. This is good Cajun food. In other words, this is food that owes more to rural Louisiana than to the more elegant Creole cooking at many classy New Orleans restaurants. In fact, many southerners with rural roots will feel quite at home here. For appetizers we enjoyed hogs' head cheese and fried alligator. For entrees, rabbit & dumplings, pulled pork (cochon) & turnip roots, ham hock & lima beans, and baked redfish. All were good -- the pork especially had a nice smoky flavor -- but nothing that could really be called outstanding. Still, it was very good, and we would probably go back, except the prices for such simple food were quite high.
pricey cajun delights.
I am from the cajun swamps of LA and found that there were some fab and genuinely inventive twists but the prices are quite high. We started with Oyster Pan Roast [5 oysters broiled w/chili oil - searing to the stomach and can't hold a mussel to Casamento's chargrilled bivalves] - they were pricey and a HUGE dissapointment. Creativity during oyster season should have surpassed this starter. Also had boudin, which is fried which had only a smattering of grease when by fork cut through these 3 globes of etheral deliciousness. These were PERFECT encapsulated rice and seasoned pork meat [even a piece of liver was a wonderful surprise!]. By far - worth the $8 for 3 huge above golfball size fried delights, accompanied by pickled peppers and FAB mustard that they make and you should definitely buy to take home. It is the BEST mustard I EVER tasted.
Don't eat the rabbit entree - just don't. Go toward the ham hock with lima bean hoppin? john & mustard onion jus, yummy.
We were weighed down so we still optioned for dessert to take home with us. A slab of red velvet cake with organge marmalade, thick cream cheese frosting and a dusting of cocoa. Take it -if you can't take it home for later with a glass of cold milk - you won't be dissapointed. Another dessert was a lemon tart. It reminded me of the delicate cajun tarts that my great aunts used to make, eggy but with a hint of lemon [that was the inventive twist]. Don't expect tang - expect delicate smoothness. Both desserts were ample in size and at good price points.
I will go again and try the cochon and boucherie plate - just not check my sodium levels afterward. There was a Satsuma Mojito that I must try brfore the season is over.
Definitely give it a try, just be prepared to open your wallet wide.
creative it is !.
creativity may overshadow the food.
it's a very interesting place, great service but the food is a bit over the top.
creativity with the use of unusual herbs & spices seem to be their forte. a bit on the rich side.
we will go back but it won't be on the top of our list.
it is a nice change from the New Orleans norm. we were looking for something different and we found it.
crab & bean salad was our favorite.
Great!. Tried Cochon for the first time and I loved it. I am from N.O., and definitely recommend this place. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food. I will be back. Loved the cucumber salad!
Loved it!. I'll second coog78's thoughts - great food, service and atmosphere. Everything on the menu is unique and for us folks from "up north" was a great sampling of southern cooking with a modern twist. The house specialty pulled pork (cochon) was excellent, as was the rabbit stew, and fish "fisherman's style". I loved the buttermilk lemon pie and chocolate coconut roulade, but skip the caramel pudding. If you had your heart set on nearby Emeril's but can't get in, this is a fine (and much more relaxed) alternative. Will definitely return.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Cochon was impressive all the way around. The food is tasty, spiced right, and filling. The gumbo is thick and rich with flavors plentiful. The fish of the day (redfish for us) is highly recommended. I loved my dessert and the cinnamon ice cream alongside was wonderful. I don't recommend the buttermilk lemon pie however. The horseradish potato salad will leave you wanting the recipe. I will return next time I am in New Orleans. The prices are very reasonable; the decor is modern and classy, and the service is friendly and makes you feel at home. Cochon, way to go!!!
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