ICA: Flay/Symon vs. Morimoto/Cora

NewICAHeader ICA: Flay/Symon vs. Garces/Forgione

There are few things better than an Iron Chef on Iron Chef show down.  Tonight on a special Iron Chef was the last year’s Battle: Thanksgiving with Bobby Flay and Michael Symon teaming up to take on the team of Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora.

The judges for Battle: Thanksgiving were Tiki Barber, Donatella Arpaia and Lou Diamond Phillips.  As a special treat Ted Allen joins Kevin Brauch as a floor reporter.

Iron Chefs Michael Symon & Bobby Flay’s Dishes

  • Butter-Poached Lobster with Leeks and Puffed Wild Rice
  • Fry Bread Taco with Spice-Crusted Venison
  • Duck 3 Ways
  • Cedar-Planked Heritage Turkey with Ancho Gravy and Cranberries
  • Indian Pudding with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Ice Cream

Iron Chefs Cat Cora & Morimoto’s Dishes

  • Seared Venison Tenderloin on a Salt Brick
  • Asian Lobster Stew
  • Duck Skewers 4 Ways
  • Tandori Turkey
  • Japanese Braised Red Snapper
  • Thanksgiving Rice
  • Walnut Souffle


Check below for the outcome.

Flay/Symon                  Morimoto/Cora
Taste: 27                      Taste: 26
Plating: 13                    Plating:  14
Originality: 15              Originality: 14
Total: 55                      Total: 54

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