We remember an icon on YatCuisine Podcast 03-June-2019.
YatCuisine Podcast 03-June-2019
We lost a legend over the weekend. Mrs. Leah Chase passed on Saturday night. She was 96. Mrs. Chase was so incredibly influential in New Orleans. When we lose someone important to the community, you’ll see the writers say, “the political world lost a leader,” or “the culinary community lost a legend.” No. For Mrs. Chase, we ALL lost someone. She was That Person To New Orleans.
As a cook, chef de cuisine, restaurant owner/manager, she was such an inspiration to so many. All of my friends who work FOH and BOH knew her and respected her. I loved her food. Dooky Chase is the kind of restaurant that you just feel the positive energy.
I don’t have the words or the voice to properly remember Mrs. Chase. I was a diner who loved her food. I knew her story from the papers and from my friends. I’d like to think she appreciated that.
And I’ll let President Obama have the last word on Mrs. Chase.
Sylvain on Chartres
Like any jazz funeral, we mourn, we show respect, and then we celebrate life. We recently enjoyed a lovely meal at Sylvain, on Chartres Street, in the French Quarter. I’d been to Sylvain in the past, but just for drinks. It was a charming evening!
When I wrote my novel, Trusted Talents, I wanted to place the new age head shop in the Quarter. I just knew Celtic Bayou Gifts and Metaphysical Supplies would be perfect where Sylvain is!
Slow-roasted Pork Belly with Louisiana oyster sauce, spicy mustard green slaw.
Crawfish and Tasso over Risotto. Wife ordered this, and I ordered the FOTD. We ended up switching, as she found this way too rich. I won.
Fish of the day was grilled Amberjack. It was delish.
625 Chartres Street
New Orleans, 70130