Dear New Orleanians,

 

We are all going through what could be the toughest challenge we have ever faced and hopefully ever will. Our team has had to make the difficult decision to suspend all to-go and delivery service.

 

This decision was made after careful consideration, and out of the deepest concern for the health and safety of our existing team members and our community, in an effort to help contain the spread of this virus. We will continue to provide meals for our employees and their families for as long as possible.

 

For 20 years, we’ve been proud to be part of this wonderful city. Closing our doors completely to the guests we love is a decision we make with very heavy hearts, but we are resilient, and we will come out of this stronger.

 

Sincerely,
Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski

James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize outstanding achievement within the food and wine industry. Considered one of the most coveted marks of distinction within the culinary community, Link Restaurant Group partners are honored to have been recognized for their culinary achievements. Link’s flagship restaurant Herbsaint earned him a James Beard award in 2007 for Best Chef South. The same year Cochon was nominated for Best New Restaurant; The James Beard Foundation also honored Link’s first cookbook– Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link’s Louisiana (Clarkson Potter) with their top award for Best American Cookbook. Link was also nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the prestigious award of Outstanding Chef in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Stephen Stryjewski, chef/partner of Cochon, Cochon Butcher and Pêche Seafood Grill was named Best Chef: South at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. In 2014 Pêche Seafood Grill was honored with two coveted James Beard Foundation Awards Best New Restaurant and Chef Ryan Prewitt Best Chef: South.  In 2017, Chef de Cuisine Rebeca Wilcomb was named Best Chef: South for her stewardship of the Kitchen at Herbsaint.