Blind Kitchen: Chef Colton (Cosmica) vs. Chef Erin (Urban Hearth)

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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Blind Kitchen is a quirky food competition series, local chefs recreate each other’s signature dish, but they can only determine what the dish is using their senses of taste, touch and smell. Each chef is blindfolded during a down-and-dirty guessing phase and when the masks come off, the heat is on, with both chefs cooking what they believe is their opponent’s creation. The chefs are competing for bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

In this episode, Colton Coburn-Wood, executive chef of Cosmica and Erin Miller, chef/owner of Urban Hearth face off to see who can recreate each other’s signature dish. 

Each recreated meal will be judged on:

  • Percentage of correct ingredients 
  • Similarities in flavor and plating
  • Re-creation as a standalone dish

Chef Colton Coburn-Wood/Cosmica: Carne Asada Taco

Colton Coburn-Wood is the executive chef of Cosmica. Located inside of The Revolution Hotel in Boston’s South End neighborhood, Cosmica serves up Cal-Mex cuisine. Born in Massachusetts, Colton was inspired by his experience in California. 

Mystery Dish: Colton’s Carne Asada Taco
Carne asada strek, tomatillo/avocado/lime creme, fermented chili sauce, corn tortilla

Chef’s Choice Charity: The Boston Foundation
The Boston Foundation is a community foundation that makes grants to support arts and community initiatives in the city.

Chef Erin Miller/Urban Hearth 

Erin Miller got her start at the French Culinary Institute in 2002. She is now the owner and executive chef of Urban Hearth. Located in Cambridge, Urban Hearth specializes in farm-to-table cuisine. 

Mystery Dish: Erin’s Fall Harvest Dish
Spaghetti squash, cavatelli pasta, homemade ricotta, sofrito, miso-hazelnut praline

Chef’s Choice Charity: Food For Free
Food For Free is a Boston non-profit that works to improve access to healthy food through programs that rescue unused food.  

Meet the judge: Molly Ford/The Food Lens

Molly runs The Food Lens, a food media company in Boston. Follow The Food Lens @thefoodlens on Instagram for more on the Boston food scene.

Want to see who wins?

You can watch this episode, Blind Kitchen: Solid Foundations, on the Very Local channel. You can stream all of the episodes of Blind Kitchen for free. 

Looking for more Boston eats…

We’ve got more episodes of Blind Kitchen for you to stream on the Very Local channel. 

Plus, check out our guide to the best international food stores in Boston and learn more about the history of America’s first chocolate mill in Lower Mills. 

If you are looking to catch your own lunch, check out this episode of Finding Adventure to learn more about lobstering in Portland, Maine. 

Stay Tuned

Our new show “Boston Rob Does Bean Town” is coming in April. Follow @verylocalboston on Instagram and Facebook for updates. 

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