Bayou Bash with Top Chef Contestant Isaac Toups and Heluva Good!

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own! 

 Bayou Bash with Top Chef Isaac Toups and Heluva Good!

Bayou Bash with Top Chef Isaac Toups and Heluva Good!

Tonight, I got invited to a Bayou Bash with Top Chef contestant Isaac Toups and Heluva Good! This event that took place at Bourbon Street Bar & Grille was the perfect occasion to meet Chef Isaac Toups who was a contestant in the last season of Top Chef on Bravo TV. We not only talked about his experience on that show, but also about the food in Louisiana as well as New York, where he went to places like Gramercy Tavern or Roberta's for pizza, but also to some Indian places. I always appreciate successful Chef’s that are still modest and passionate about what they are doing. I could also see his love for Louisiana that translates into his food. 

 Chef Isaac Toups

Chef Isaac Toups

This event was hosted by Heluva Good, to celebrate their new dip flavored with Tabasco brand that was just a bit spicy and delicious with the creations from Chef Toups that, looking at the recipes, were fairly simple to make and could, accompanied with one of the dips, stun your friends. There was:

Fennel grilled shrimp:

 Fennel grilled shrimp with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Fennel grilled shrimp with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

 Fennel grilled shrimp with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Fennel grilled shrimp with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Smokey cauliflower:

 Smokey cauliflower with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Smokey cauliflower with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

 Smokey cauliflower with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Smokey cauliflower with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Beef satay:

 Beef satay with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Beef satay with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

 Beef satay with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

Beef satay with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand

French onion dip with chips and veggies with the hot and spicy dip:

 Heluva Good French onion dip with potato chips

Heluva Good French onion dip with potato chips

 with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand with veggies

with Heluva Good! Dip flavored with Tabasco brand with veggies

The food from Chef Toups was very good and had this surprising simplicity in terms of execution. I admit that the cauliflower was one of my favorites, that is a lot to say for me, being more a carnivore than a vegetarian...

With the food, I went for a Stella Artois beer.

 Stella Artois beer

Stella Artois beer

And we also enjoyed a band that gave a nice Louisiana atmosphere to the party.

 Band at the Heluva Good Party with Chef Isaac Toups

Band at the Heluva Good Party with Chef Isaac Toups

This was a great event thrown by Heluva Good, giving us the opportunity to think we were in Louisiana and not in the heart of Manhattan. Hosting this party with such a talented Chef as Isaac Toups was for sure a great move and an opportunity for food lovers like me to meet with him. And I can tell you: he is like on the show!

Enjoy (I did)!

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