Iron Chef America

Season 1 Episode 8

Iron Chef Mario Batali vs. Michael Laiskonis

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 2005 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Theme : Coconut and Chocolate

Iron Chef Batali's Dishes

Coconut Soup and Scallop with White Chocolate Puree
Foie Gras with Cocoa Caponata
Cocoa Tuscan Pasta
Duck "Bisteeya" with Chocolate and Coconut
Coconut Churros with Hot Cocoa

Michael Laiskonis"s Dishes

Poached Prawns with White Chocolate Sauce
Coconut Mashed Potato with Chocolate Ganache
Cocoa Dusted Red Mullet
Chocolate Biscuit and Chocolate Mousse Dessert
White Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Creme Brulee and Hot Chocolate


Karine Bakhoum (KB Network News)
Katrina Markoff (Vouges Haut Chocolat)
Jeffrey Steingarten (Vogue Magazine)

Iron Chef Batali

Taste : 24
Plating : 13
Originality : 13
Total : 50

Michael Laskonis

Taste : 23
Plating : 12
Originality : 10
Total : 45

Winner : Iron Chef Batali