SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – In two weeks, Prize Fest will kick off for a two-weekend stint in downtown Shreveport.
Meals Prize 2021 will function a neighborhood chef teamed up with a celeb chef to make an sudden dish. The winner earns the title of “Golden Fork” champion.
Attendees on the competitors get to style the inventive dishes and play a task in crowning the winner.
Allison Gras is one in all this 12 months’s native cooks competing within the showcase. She is the co-executive chef at Revenir and Cypress by the Revenir eating places.
“I had a protracted dialog with Tristen Epps – my superstar companion – the opposite day and we’ve got a brilliant inventive dish deliberate. We picked a protein that was in our seafood and fish class that lots of people, I really feel like, don’t use and perhaps have by no means even tried.”
Gras stated she’s a bit nervous to attempt a wilder aspect along with her delicacies.
“I really feel like folks is likely to be afraid to even attempt what you’re providing if you happen to’re a bit too wild. However on the identical time, why not swing for the fences? Give all of it you bought.”
“My fiancé and I are each the co-executive cooks of Cypress by the Revenir and the Revenir downtown which can be French. The Cypress goes to be a spin on southern model, like Tapas — small plates. With that being stated, what Tristen and I’ve give you collectively is one thing that will not be on both a kind of menus. We’re tremendous excited to mess around and get to do stuff that we usually don’t get to do.”
Niematulai Longstratt is the proprietor and founding father of RNL Genuine/Cookery Nook. She is one other native chef who will group up with superstar chef Josh Harmon out of Dallas.
“Once I heard what I’m going to be taking part in with and I used to be paired with Josh, I assumed I’ve the right concept: leftovers.”
Longstratt, who’s initially from West Africa, stated her African model was kind of a melting pot. Nonetheless, when she moved to Louisiana she needed to accommodate her spices to go well with a extra Louisiana style.
She was usually identified for her function in trend however stated she has shocked many individuals who had no concept she may cook dinner.
“I’m a woman of many abilities,” Longstratt stated. “This places me in entrance of lots of people that don’t know that I cook dinner. This time round I imagine it is going to be a brand new crowd of people who don’t learn about my enterprise or haven’t tried my meals.
“Realizing Josh, my meals prize husband, I’m positive we’re about to marry some seafood collectively and it’s simply going to blow up into new folks’s mouth they usually’re going to marvel the place these folks come from as we stroll away with the prize.”
Meals Prize can be on the second weekend of Prize Fest this 12 months. Cooks will battle it out for the Golden Fork on the weekend of September thirtieth by Oct. 1st.
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