By day, Louis DiBiccari is the chef at Boston’s Sel De La Terre, but every other Friday he transforms himself into Iron Chef Louie and prepares a meal based on what guests vote online. This Friday night, will be his “Last Supper” of 2006.
Before Rachael Ray ran the kitchen, Iron Chef was king, and during the height of its reign, DiBiccari and his roommates were inspired to gather a small group of friends in their Brookline apartment so that he could create on-the-fly meals based on ingredients chosen only hours before.
Although the Japanese import cooking show’s popularity has waned, DiBiccari is still going strong. He has moved out of his 15-by-15-foot kitchen and the guests are no longer just a small group of friends who pay for their meal with bottles of wine, but Chef Louie still lets the guests vote and he promises to cook whatever the audience demands.
DiBiccari’s final Iron Chef-style dinner before his winter hiatus will feature ingredients that have not yet been selected, but guests and non-guests alike can choose from a variety of Last Supper-inspired foods such as unleavened bread, roast lamb and baked fish at www.ironcheflouie.com.
While DiBiccari is madly at work preparing his meal on Friday night, guests will kick off the evening with cocktails, including one complementary Ciroc Pomegranate Martini per person. The buffet dinner will then be served at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing through the night.