“Blind Kitchen New Orleans” 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.
In this episode, Eric Cook, chef and owner of Gris-Gris and Saint John, and Ericka Lassair, chef and founder of Diva Dawg, face off to see who can recreate each other’s mystery dish.
Watch the full episode of Blind Kitchen New Orleans: Creole Cook-Off on the Very Local app
Each recreated meal will be judged on:
- Percentage of correct ingredients
- Similarities in flavor and plating
- Re-creation as a stand-alone dish
Chef Eric Cook: Creole Corn Maque Choux
The love Eric Cook has for New Orleans, the place he calls the “greatest city in the world, greatest food town in the world,” is very evident. Born and raised in New Orleans, he joined the Marines and has traveled to many places and has tried to live elsewhere, but he loves home and the bond that everyone has here.
Mystery Dish: Creole Corn Maque Choux
Chef Ericka Lassair: Etouffee Jambalaya Potato
Known as “Chef Diva,” Ericka Lassair is also born and raised in New Orleans. Diva Dawg was created after she brought a food truck and transformed it into the greatness it is now. She also created Chef Diva Foods, which is her plant-based sauce line with etouffee sauce with the etoufee spice to match. She is bringing plant based to New Orleans.
Mystery Dish: Etouffee Jambalaya Potato
Meet The Judge: Trixie Minx
Trixie Minx is a burlesque dancer and owner of Trixie Minx Productions, which specializes in providing New Orleans burlesque, showgirls, and circus entertainment for any event large or small.
Want to see who wins?
Watch this episode of “Blind Kitchen New Orleans: Creole Cook-Off,” now streaming on the Very Local app.
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