Slow Food Baton Rouge is gearing up for its second Slow Food Fall Heat with a video series that gives patrons a look at the event’s competing chefs. So far, the local organization has profiled Alan Niemand of Oscar’s Pizza, Jay Ducote of Bite and Booze, Mary Koehler of Nino’s and Colt Patin of the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Other competing chefs that will be at the event include Scott Varnadoe of Restaurant IPO and John Breaux of The Camelot Club.
For Slow Food Fall Heat, the select area chefs will pair a dish with a beer from Hammond’s Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. The farm-to-table showcase takes place Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Burden Center’s new outdoor pavilion and grounds at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens (4560 Essen Lane) at 4 p.m. Tickets are $75. Student discounts are available. Proceeds from the festivities will benefit Slow Food Baton Rouge’s programming. For more information, visit slowfoodbr.org. —Matthew Sigur
See a video interview with Nino’s Chef Mary Koehler below.