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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lunch at Cochon

is a restaurant on Tchoupitoulas St. (chop-it-2-las) in New Orleans, LA.

They have a very inviting dining area,

and I noticed an accolade on the wall.

An award from The James Beard Foundation is sort of like an Academy Award in the food world, and if you see one of these in a restaurant, it is generally a very good sign.

Cochon is a French word for Pig although we ordered from a very eclectic menu.

Dining companion (DC) and I wanted to try a variety of things so we started out with the fried alligator.

This was really good, and probably the best of everything we tried. It was topped with chili garlic mayo, onions and parsley and was over the top delicious. You know what they say about "tasting like chicken". If blindfolded I would tend to agree.

The alligator was followed by the grilled oysters in a chili garlic anchovy sauce.

It was a small but very good dish.

We also ordered smothered greens, Collard Greens seasoned with pork and Cider Vinegar,

and perfectly cooked Grits.

We finished up with the Boucherie plate, a showcase of some of the restaurant's pork offerings.

Pork Rilettes, Pork Cheek Bacon, Hog Head Cheese and Cured Pork Shoulder among other pork treats are served with pickled beets, Bread and Butter Pickles and in-house prepared Stone Ground Mustard.

All of this was really good. When bringing the check the server reminded us to come back again as we had barely navigated what was on the menu. I can't wait to take her up on that.

930 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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