Cochon is redefining the New Orleans cuisine experience in the Warehouse District in a classy, but casual setting. The bar area is roomy, the walls have exposed brick for a rustic vibe and are lined with wooden bench seating for a family style atmosphere.
But Chef Donald Link isn’t attempting to reinvent the wheel. On the contrary, his inspiration for Cochon was channeled from the flavors he grew up enjoying in the south.
“What we try to do here at Cochon is to bring all of that food from my childhood and my experiences growing up in Louisiana to Downtown New Orleans,” he says.
And those flavors are inspiring some dishes that Chef Link finds truly unique.
“The cuisine at this restaurant is something that you’re not going to find in the rest of the country,” he says. “And that’s what makes Louisiana and New Orleans an interesting place to be and definitely an interesting place to eat.”
Start off you Cochon experience with an order of the Fried Alligator with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise or Fried Livers with Pepper Jelly & Toast — remember when Chef said this would be interesting?
The entrees at Cochon are favorites that came directly from Granny’s kitchen, that is if your name is Chef Link. A local favorite at Cochon is the Rabbit & Dumplings that comes to your table in a hot cast iron skillet with a beautiful medley of veggies, juicy rabbit and topped with homemade buttermilk biscuits — an unforgettable experience.
Looking for something more casual? You’re in luck because Cochon Butcher is located directly next door. Cochon Butcher features a full butcher shop, a fully stocked bar and a completely unique menu studded with sandwiches, small plates and daily specials from the butcher.
Savor the flavors of Louisiana at Cochon.