While you’re sipping that last glass of nog on Christmas night, there’s still one more present coming your way: watching Culina chef Victor Casanova compete against the Season 4 winner of the Next Iron Chef: Super Chef television series. Casanova—who already wins the title for coolest sounding chef name—whips up Italian cuisine at his post at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and will face either Geoffrey Zakarian or Elizabeth Falkner at 9 p.m. December 25 on the Food Network. Zakarian is a judge on both Chopped and 24 Hour Restaurant Battle and founder of The National in New York. Falkner is chef/partner for both Citizen Cake and Orson in San Francisco.
Meanwhile at Culina: Casanova has created a duck dish for December titled “L’Anatra,” which features the fowl’s roasted breast with leg conserva, braised kale, sweet potato passato and a warm porcini vinaigrette ($34). Sounds like a winning dish to us.
Culina (at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills)
300 S. Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, 90048