Belles & Beaus Ball 2013 Chefs Visit to New Orleans

This year the American Cancer Society’s Belles & Beaus Ball featured 4 Bravo Top Chefs Betty Fraser, Ed Cotton, Grayson Schmitz and Tracey Bloom, Food Network Chef Manouschka Guerrier, and local Chef Gason Nelson.  As always, it was a fun weekend that started with dinner at Ste. Marie Brasserie.

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chefs at the table in Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chefs Betty Fraser, Tracey Bloom, Ed Cotton, Grayson Schmitz, Manouschka Guerrier, Gason Nelson, and non-chefs Clark Castle, Mary Martin, Annie Flettrich at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans.

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chef Tracey Bloom tying up Annie Flettrich at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chef Betty Fraser at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chef Tracey Bloom at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chef Tracey Bloom and Annie Flettrich at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chef Gason Nelson and Clark Castle at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

American Cancer Society 2013 Belle Annie Flettrich showing us her recognition trophy

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chefs Betty Fraser and Manouschka Guerrier at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Bravo Top Chefs in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society Gala 2013

Chefs Betty Fraser, Tracy Bloom, Ed Cotton, Grayson Schmitz, Manouschka Guerrier, Gason Nelson and non-chefs Clark Castle, Mary Martin, Miguel Solorzano & Annie Flettrich at Ste. Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

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Pan de Jamon – a Venezuelan Christmas Tradition

Pan de Jamón - a Venezuelan Christmas Tradition
Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Venezuelan Pan de Jamón; a Christmas Tradition

Meyer Lemon Squares

Meyer Lemon Squares by Po'Boy Livin' Rich 
Meyer Lemon Square

Meyer Lemon Square

You can find the recipe at http://poboylivinrich.com/2012/11/21/recipe-meyer-lemon-squares/

American Cancer Society Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

American Cancer Society Hope Gala dinner at Le Meritage

On August 17th, 2012, I had the pleasure of joining the American Cancer Society Hope Gala of New Orleans on a dinner at the Le Meritage Restaurant in the Maison Dupuy Hotel along Bravo Top Chef’s Hosea Rosenberg, Betty Fraser, Ed Cotton, Tracey Bloom, Grayson Schmitz and Food Network Chef Manouschka Guerrier.

I cannot wait for this bunch to return to New Orleans…

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Maritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Maritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage – All the Chefs and Le Meritage Chef Michael Farrell

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage – Bravo’s Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Betty Fraser, Grayson Schmitz, Tracey Bloom and Ed Cottom, and Food Network Chef Manouschka Guerrier

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Clark Castle Hope Gala Event Chairman, and Annie Flettrich

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Food Network Chef Manouschka Guerrier

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Bravo’s Top Chefs Edd Cotton, Grayson Schmitz and Hosea Rosenberg

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Bravo’s Top Chef Betty Fraser, and Jason Amato

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Bravo’s Top Chef Tracey Bloom

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Who said that Chefs do not have fun?

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Grason Schmitz, Hosea Rosenbeg and Ed Cotton

Hope Gala Dinner at Le Meritage

Betty Fraser and Manouschka Guerrier

Dreaming of Beignets

Dreaming of Beignets 
Cafe du Monde

Beignets and Cafe au Lait from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.

This week, I am on an all fruit and veggie diet (first time ever) and all I can think of is beignets.  I took this picture 2 weeks ago after a long walk though the French Quarter, so I deserved to enjoy these warm, fluffy, pillow-shapped donut topped with powder sugar…  I cannot wait to go back to Cafe du Monde and devour an order or two!