930 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Last one from the Big Easy (until I am back there in a month or two). This place is the equivalent of Paesano's to Modo Mio. Cochon is one of the most famous restaurants in New Orleans, though you wouldn't know of it because it is less touristy and a bit off the main strip. Their butcher cures a whole host of meats in-house, and makes some of the best food I have ever had.
They have a sleek, spartan interior, with some true gems on the shelves, from mustards to hot sauces.
Oh god, and that meat case.
Every sandwich is lovingly prepared to order, and the assembly is part of the show.
Although they have a variety of amazing small plates, this review is just about the muffuletta.
The meat is cured in-house, and the sandwich is lightly warmed to get the cheese melting. It is not traditional, and it is freaking unbelievable.
The olive salad has shredded carrots and I believe cabbage in it, and is tart, salty, and plenty moist to soak the inside bread a bit.
Look at that provolone just stringing along. Delicious.
The cured meats are warm, tender, and salty making for a fantastic take on the classic room temperature New Orleans original. I couldn't have been happier.