“We deliver consistently great food and service and honor the techniques our co-owner Donald Link learnt from around the world, while using the base of his food knowledge from growing up in Louisiana. We have a local system of at least forty farms and producers that we have grown over the years, and we are always looking for and using sustainable products and practices.”
Gumbo; oven-roasted redfish “fisherman style”; rabbit and dumplings.
In their boisterous, no-linen warehouse space, chefs and co-owners Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski honor Louisianna’s Cajun roots, focusing on traditional, authentic flavors with a pork-forward sensibility through a vast network of local suppliers, cultivated by an in-house farmer liaison. They buy whole animals and have seeded new farms, developing customgrowing cycles to ensure success for the farmers’ and supply for their restaurants.
Cochon thrives on a philosophy of equality and fairness – all members of the staff receive health insurance. And outside of the kitchen, they established the Link Stryjewski Foundation in 2015 to address youth issues in New Orleans, including mentorship programs, job training, head start and music initiatives.
“Just about any food lover who has spent any time in New Orleans over the last two years has been to this irresistible restaurant, and has responded with the kind of swoon typically reserved for the front rows at an Obama rally.” –Frank Bruni, The New York Times