Au Pied de Cochon - Paris Restaurant

Ahhh, to do the tourist thing in Paris! Not so bad really, if what you do is stop by " The Pig's Feet" restaurant in Les Halles, to indulge in a traditional French brasserie style meal.

Au Pied de Cochon is an institution in the area of Les Halles. It has been around since the days when Les Halles housed the most important food market in Paris (closed since 1970). It specializes in anything/everything pig related - pigs head and frittes (fries), pigs feet, pigs ears, etc. - and it appeals to tourists and French alike.

In addition to pig parts, they also serve traditional french dishes such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, multi-tiered seafood platters, etc. and they serve food 24 hours a day!!!
Also, for the summer, they have a most reasonably priced 16 Euro Menu available at any time of the day.

I had dinner at Au Pied de Cochon this past week and I sat outside in a table of my choice with out having to make a reservation. The service was super friendly and the menu was available in various languages. I ordered a French Onion Soup that was amazing and big enough for two. I also ordered a cold salad with chicken (so, so) and a memorable glass of white wine recommended by my very helpful waiter. My whole meal was about 25 Euros.

Some of my neighbors ordered the pigs feet with frittes (photo enclosed). Others had the huge, double tiered trays of seafood that sold for 45 Euros and seemed large enough to feed two from a single order. Unfortunately, it was too much to eat for me alone, so I had to pass on it , but it sure looked wonderful!

The whole experience was a real French treat! I highly recommend it!

For more information on Au Pied de Cochon, please visit their official website by clicking on the following link. Les Fr�res Blanc | Au Pied de Cochon

Au Pied de Cochon
6 Rue Coquilliere


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