Last Tuesday night we went to the Chopped viewing party of Chef Parind Vora at Bar Mirabeau.
Mirabeau is the much larger sister restaurant to Restaurant Jezebel, his 32-seats of luxury, indulgence & an intimate jewel box of a restaurant -- Chris & I went there for his birthday in March & it was magical & unforgettable.
I heard about the party the night before & got a little jolt of excitement.
Food Network television is my bible, I watch it religiously & what's a better way to watch the show other than with friends over a few cocktails & food...I can't think of any other way.
So Tuesday night, Chris & I hopped, skipped & jumped over to Bar Mirabeau & joined our friends for the festivities.
The place was bustling!
We weren't the only ones there to commemorate Chef Vora's television debut, root for him & keep our fingers crossed that he will not get CHOPPED!
We got off to a tasty start.
A round of Patron XO shots.
It's the perfect way to start off our night.
If you've never watched Chopped, here's how the show goes:
Four chefs compete against each other (for the chance of winning $10,000) before a panel of judges.
There's three rounds: appetizer, entree & dessert.
Each round they must make dish in a given time with mystery basket ingredients & have full access to the stocked pantry & refrigerator.
Their dish is judged on creativity, presentation & taste; and it must contain the mystery ingredients!
Each round one chef will get chopped & others will continue on until two chefs remained & the winner is determined.
But, he's still pretty awesome & we will definitely visit Restaurant Jezebel again, soon.