Had lunch at Cochon....Supper at Herbsaint. Herbsaint delivered a knockout punch with their Green Chile Grits w/Shrimp.
Early rounds saw Cochon bullying Herbsaint against the ropes with a very credible housemade sausage link served over a grits cake with a mix of roasted peppers and garlic.
Herbsaint's braised short rib of beef over crispy potatoes was also a strong dish...
Cochon's petite shrimp and crab pie was good but the quality of the pastry starred over the filling...I doubt that was the chef's intent.
Finally....the word on the street about the brown butter banana tart[Herbsaint] is correct....it will be one of the best desserts you ever put in your mouth.
Cocktails were strong and appropriately mixed...service was good but rushed at Herbsaint as the kitchen was ready to go home at 9:30 as we were informed at the door by the hostess and again by the waitress as we took upward of 5 minutes to place our appetizer order. We decided to forego our entrees and stick with the tapas so the lads in the back could commence with the cleaning and head to the house.