Good Morning, Darlings!
New Orleans is one of my all time favorite cities in the world. It’s French, it’s American, it’s wild, it’s beautiful.
Also, the food is some of the best you will ever taste.
Friday night found us at Cochon, the city’s palace of pork. And what pork they have! Eric and I ordered most of the appetizers and set out to have ourselves a taste treat.
Let me share with you!
Since we decided on all small plates, we ordered everything at once and sat back as they were delivered to the table.
The couples on either side of us were both huge food lovers and we made fast friends as we compared notes on New Orleans restaurants.
Here comes the pork!
These rolls were so good and served with the softest butter imaginable.
Now, I understand this might be for everyone, but it was my favorite of the night. Crunchy, creamy, porky. Delicious.
Boudin is cajun sausage, rolled into balls, breaded and fried. ‘Nuff said.
I loved how everything is served with a bit of green. Like that’s going to help offset all that fried goodness. Um, I don’t think so, but it looks pretty!
Crawfish pie will make you jump up and sing Zydeco tunes. Even if you didn’t know any before! Yee Haw!
I know this is the favorite of a lot of folks, but it was a smidge too salty for me. But not to worry, we’ve got more in store!
This is perfect proof that the seafood is fresh and ready for you in New Orleans. Shrimp are fabulous, too.
We finished the meal with a moonshine toast with our new friends Heather and Evan. You would be surprised how nicely it helps to settle all that eatin’.
In fact, the moonshine was so yummy, we decided another shot was in order. At the bar, served by our new friend, Matty the bartender.
The one thing we didn’t get to try because we were about to burst was the roast suckling pig. But I did get a photo.
We decided to walk back to The Ritz-Carlton, even if only halfway, to walk off this fantastic meal.
Thanks, Cochon, we will be back. I suggest you all make your reservations now!
Today blogging to Weezer – Pork and Beans