Today is International Chefs Day! In New Orleans, we have no shortage of great places to eat, and not only do we love our food, but we love the people that cook it.
In this 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.
Here are the chefs featured in Season One:
Creole Cook-Off: In this episode, Eric Cook, chef and owner of Gris-Gris and Saint John, and Ericka Lassair, chef and founder of Diva Dawg, go toe-to-toe with creole corn maque choux and an etoufee jambalaya potato.
Et Tu, Chicken Liver: In this episode, Aaron Villeda, chef and co-owner of Bao Mi, and Bergen Carman, Chef De Cuisine at Meril, face off cooking seafood tapado and chicken liver mousse with cheddar biscuits.
Deceiving Dishes: Chef Nathaniel Zimet of Boucherie at Bourrée goes up against Chef Peter Kusiw of La Provence.The two make wood-fired watermelon carpaccio and sous vide duck with crawfish and curry wontons.
Rematch: Cristina Quackenbush, chef/owner of Milkfish, and Jennifer Cole, executive chef at the Laurel Oak restaurant in the Magnolia Hotel, create chicken adobo and sopa de ajo.
All’s Fair In Love and War: Daren Porretto, chef de cuisine of Saint John, and Amy Mehrtens, executive chef at Copper Vine, create tuna tartare and okonomiyaki.
Binge-watch more shows all about New Orleans
In addition to “Blind Kitchen: New Orleans,” we’ve got lots more local shows that you can stream for free. Check out “My Amazing Cheap Date: New Orleans” for great date ideas and “Eat Play Stay: New Orleans” to discover some of the best weekend getaways near the Crescent City. Download the Very Local app to stream all of the episodes for free!