Cochon: Pork Paradise
Pork has undergone a remarkable transformation in American cuisine over the last decade. Instead of being positioned as “the other white meat” and served in tasteless chops, the entirety of the pig has been embraced by innovative chefs. If you’re looking for French-inspired cuisine that embraces that trend, book a table at Philadelphia's Cochon. Winner of accolades from press and diners alike, Cochon’s menu features a spectacular Berkshire pork loin served with Israeli couscous, bacon, apples, pine nuts, and arugula in a delectable apple cider reduction. They do serve other offerings, such as a fantastic braised monkfish with lobster butter, as well. If the braised pork belly is on the menu, you’re required to order it. It’s a succulent treatment of this amazing cut and one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. In warm weather, it’s a treat to enjoy your meal on the tables outside. Cochon's prices are a little steep, but the quality is well worth it.