Place #50: Au Pied de Cochon

Paris was, once again, fantastic. I’ve told you all before about how the office is a fun place to be and the team there is always super excited to see us, so I won’t go into that much. Just know that one day after work, we had a Nerf gun fight at the office.

Place #50: Au Pied de Cochon, 6 Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Paris with one of Chloe’s friends and David, a friend from work. The restaurant is firstly notable in two ways: 1) it’s open 24/7 (or ’24/24′ as the French say) and 2) it occupies the entire building. Most buildings have a store or restaurant on the ground floor and the upper floors are residential or office spaces. Not this building. This was four floors of pig themed decor and a distinctly cruise ship vibe. And I want to be clear that when I say pig themed decor, I mean it looked at first glance like a nice restaurant, but if you look closer, there’s a pig in every mural and incorporated into every column. And on the carpet. Duh. 

I got a slice of pig belly for dinner. It was delicious and definitely half fat. I got a dessert called ‘La gourmands du Curé de Saint-Eustache – Religieuse’ which roughly translates to ‘the greed of the perish priest of Saint Eustache – Religious.’ It was what I would call two giant profiteroles, one filled with chocolate, the other filled with a coffee creme. The idea is that it looks like a priest. That ruffled neck is just straight butter.  

And what would a pig themed restaurant be without a pig dessert? 

It was a great meal and a lovely way to end our time in Paris, if you ignore the protests that happened the next day. 

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