Episode 5 - Monster Mardi Gras Mansion
Mardi Gras masses descend on the famous Commanders Palace in New Orleans where fine dining meets creole craziness and Chef Tory McPhail’s succulent shrimp stocks are being pushed to the limit!
In New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras. Over one million people flood to the city to party but they also want to eat! Commander’s Palace, one of the oldest and most iconic restaurants in America is pushed to the limit.
Opened in 1880 this old establishment was one of the first restaurants to put creole cuisine on the international stage. Today it has expanded into a 400 seat gourmet castle renowned for it’s exquisite southern seafood cuisine and fine dining. 10 tons of the freshest fish and 300,000 shrimp are cooked up ever year. Commander’s Palace creates mouthwatering seafood sensations on a massive scale!
Today on the restaurant’s busiest day of the year Head Chef Tory McPhail rallies his team to serve up Mardi Gras lunch for over a thousand guests - and these party people don’t just want one course, they are ready to feast on all the seafood delights on the menu!
Gallons of their famous turtle soup are cooked up and thousands of their shrimp are peeled but still the kitchen is in danger of running out of seafood! Chef Tory battles the Mardi Gras parades as he makes a dash across town in search of more supplies.
Back at the restaurant maître di Keith tries to keep smiling as more and more guests arrive at this monster Mardi Gras mansion.