Cochon's (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com) Chef de Cuisine Matt Woodall will lead the charge as Cochon takes over Momofuku Ssam (207 Second Ave., New York, 212-254-3500; www.momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar) as part of its late night dining series (which typically starts at 11:45 p.m.). Momofuku Ssam is one of New York chef David Chang's eateries, known for pork dishes, noodle bars and not particularly vegetarian-friendly menus. Details are still in flux, but the event is scheduled to take place on Oct. 7, and tickets go on sale Sept. 16.
Whether or not Momofuku Ssam will reciprocate the road trip is still up in the air, but one would hope it will bring its pork buns to New Orleans. Momofuku has a history of reciprocity, traveling to Chicago for a night at The Publican (www.thepublicanrestaurant.com) and Philadelphia to Zahav (www.zahavrestaurant.com) after those restaurants sent chefs to the East Village space.
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