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Jan 16, 2009 08:56 AM

Going to Cochon! What should I eat and what should I wear?

I've put myself in charge of planning meals for our little group's upcoming trip and have made reservations at Cochon for the night we arrive!

What, in your opinion, are the BEST things on the menu?

Also, after flying in from Los Angeles, if we don't have to get dressed up, that would be great. So, is it casual? Jeans casual?


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  1. Please someone answer. I want to know too! Come's Friday, everyone should be wasting away the rest of the workday on the internet!

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    1. re: missylee

      Do a search on the NO board for Cochon, it's been written about a few times.

    2. If you like Oysters, their wood-fired oysters are some of the best in town. Their Cochon is also good, and their blackened fish is good, as well. If they have their soft-shell crab with the cucumber salsa (sometimes they do, sometimes they don't), then you should get that.

      Pass on the gumbo. If you like hot sauce, their clear vinegar/pepper hot sauce is good.

      You'll be fine in jeans, but if you're going during peak time, reservations are a good idea.

      1. The alligator and grits are good. I like their gumbo, too. It's non-traditional, but good just the same.

        1. If you like liver, don't miss the rabbit liver appetizer. The oyster and bacon sandwich, the eggplant and shrimp, lima beans are other favorites. I like to order the specials of the day too, for something different.

          1. I took a group over there right before New Years. To make it easy on you and everyone involved. Just order one of everything from the boucherie and small plates menu. And then maybe a bowl of gumbo and one or two entrees. That should feed everyone. It will also give you an opportunity to try things you may not normally give consideration to.

            Casual is perfectly fine. Jeans are worn by about half the people in there. Cochon has been in my experience a restaurant that defies categorization. Sure it is down home Cajun, but it also has an understated elegance to it. Hope you enjoy it.

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            1. re: Lyonola

              i have eaten there around 6 or 7 times and like these and a few specials that they had.

              fried boudin with pickled peppers
              spicy grilled pork ribs with watermelon pickle $9
              paneed pork cheeks with goat cheese arugula & beet rösti
              smoked beef brisket with horseradish potato salad
              oyster & bacon sandwich
              oven-roasted gulf fish “fisherman’s style” {when i went it was red fish and it was the best red fish i have ever had}
              i haven't been in a while and the menu seems to have changed a little bit