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Cuisine: American, Cajun, Southern
Price Range: $$$
Swine is fine at Cochon, where chef Stephen Stryjewski (partnered here with chef Donald Link) pays homage to the old style Cajun Boucherie with the hand crafting of boudin, andouille, smoked bacon,... Read More
Swine is fine at Cochon, where chef Stephen Stryjewski (partnered here with chef Donald Link) pays homage to the old style Cajun Boucherie with the hand crafting of boudin, andouille, smoked bacon, and head cheese. With newly appointed chef de cuisine Bret Macris in the kitchen, a menu of locally sourced pork, fresh produce and seafood, delivers authentic flavors of Cajun country. Set in the rustic, yet contemporary interior of a renovated New Orleans warehouse, Cochon is the place to sip a flight of m, then tuck into a succulent crawfish pie and roasted gulf fish "fisherman" style, along with comfort foods including spoon bread with okra and tomatoes, roasted oysters and suckling pig. Try the chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert.
- Best Restaurants: "Although Central Grocery is tough to beat, the muffaletta at Cochon may be the best in town."
- Group Friendly: "Cochon swine-fueled cuisine can be had at Calcasieu, a private event space near the Convention Center with four dining rooms."
- Lunch: "If Cochon is tough to get into, enjoy the same piggy goodness at the more casual Butcher next door."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The James Beard Award-winning restaurant is an altar to all things swine, and it's not to be missed.
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Calcasieu delivers Cochon's winning cuisine to an intimate gathering for 10 or a wedding reception or corporate event for 20.
- Best for Lunch Because: Cochon is one of the best restaurants in town for any meal, and lunch is a good deal.