Au Pied de Cochon, Miami
he original Au Pied de Cochon opened in Paris in 1947, in Les Halles market, by butcher Clemet Blanc. With outposts already established in Mexico City and Atlanta, this Parisian institution has now made its way to South Beach.
Chef Didier Lailheugue launched and ran Au Pied de Cochon’s Mexico City kitchen before heading over to Miami. The menu will basically be French brasserie food: onion soup gratinee, country-style terrine, escargot, and Mr. Bean’s French nemesis, steak tartar. There will also be some more unusual dishes: grilled ‘pig’s foot’ with béarnaise sauce; hot pistachio sausage Lyonnaise with lentils; and a stupendous raw shellfish platter, with both imported and locally sourced and raised shellfish.
The Miami version is housed in an art deco landmark building. The spirits of the restaurants are that of la belle époque, that peaceful period in European history before World War One, which is considered a golden age for the upper classes. Perhaps this is why the restaurant will be open 24 hours a day; that spirit is never quenched.
Address: 81 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL
Venue: Fine Dining
Hours: Open 24 a day
7 days a week.
Price Range: $$$$ (Expensive)
Payment: Visa, MasterCard
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