ICA: Holiday Battle – Cora vs. Symon
After the Flay vs. Morimoto Battle: Eggnog what can the Chairman have up his well tailored sleeve?
Well, it’s a battle between Cat Cora and Michael Symon. A contest between the first female Iron Chef (Cora) and the first Next Iron Chef winner (Symon) certainly sounds like fun. I love to watch Symon cook and I love to watch Cat do anything.
The guest judges include a singer, an actress and a chocolatier as the legendary Patti LeBelle, Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and one of the great pastry chefs in the world, François Payard are on hand. Hmm, two ladies and a pastry chef. Could the theme ingredient be another sweet holiday treat? Perhaps Symon can unleash his chocolate covered bacon again.
Here’s what went down. If you don’t want to know what happened stop reading now!
Full Recap From tv.com:
Secret Ingredient: Chocolate
Iron Chef Michael Symon’s Dishes
Geoduck Clam Ceviche with Chocolate Caviar
Miso and Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta
Beet and Chocolate Ravioli
White Chocolate Ice Cream with Rhubarb Granita
Chocolate Ganache and Flourless Chocolate Cake
Braised Beef Cheeks with Mole
Iron Chef Cat Cora’s Dishes
Chilled Chestnut Chocolate Soup
Escolar with White Chocolate Succotash
Chocolate Pudding Cake with White Chocolate Ice Cream
Christmas Tree Trio
Patti LaBelle – Entertainer/Foodie
Cady Huffman – Actress
Francois Payard – Pastry Chef
Winner: Iron Chef Michael Symon