We were fortunate to get a Saturday night reservation at Au Pied de Cochon, and had a very nice dining experience. As many have noted, it is a small space, loud, and packed tight. The real downside to the meal for me was having to fight for at least some space with an aggressive diner seated behind me.
As for the food, it was excellent, though very heavy. I started with the onion soup, which I thought was actually better than the version at the Parisian namesake. My wife had the charcuterie plate, which she kindly let me graze from, and that was great as well. We decided to forgo the requisite foie gras, as we had enjoyed it elsewhere the night before, and we knew the dinner was going to be rich enough. For main courses, I had the PDC pork chop, which I thought was tasty, but unfortunately slightly overcooked. My wife, on the other hand, went for the boudin noir tart, which she absolutely LOVED so much that we dragged the leftovers back to the US with us the following day. We also shared the poutine, but I think if we were to go back, we'd avoid it, and just go with the duck fat fries.
Overall, I'm glad we went, and I'm happy to recommend the restaurant to friends.
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