It’s never too hot for okra! Just ask Chef Ash.
Chef Ashley Dominique has a thriving restaurant business, A Taste of Chef Ash, and works as a private chef for big names in the sports world. Her customers demand okra all year round.
On Sundays, you can also sample Chef Ash’s famous gumbo, when Chef Ash appears at the Rouses Market at 4500 Tchoupitoulas Street in Napoleon, along with Ole ‘Orleans wines.
The Soulfood Sunday Pop Up in Rouses takes place at the Cellar Restaurant inside the store, this Sunday July 25, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef Ash serves his famous seafood okra, with fresh gulf shrimp, crayfish tails, blue crabs, chunky crab, smoked sausage and chicken; its famous chicken and sausage okra with smoked sausage, andouille and chicken; and a low-carb, diabetic-friendly “fried” shrimp “fried” cauliflower rice with sautéed hibachi vegetables.
You can grab your okra and go or stay to taste and buy some Ole ‘Orleans wines that have been associated with the dishes.
The combination of A Taste of Chef Ash and Ole ‘Orleans Wines was natural. The wines are a tribute to New Orleans and its historic heritage. Kim Lewis is at the heart of Ole ‘Orleans – which started as a dream, has become a mapped out vision, and is now a reality.
Lewis was born and raised in New Orleans. She launched Ole ‘Orleans Wines, New Orleans’ only black-owned winery, in 2018. The names of her wines are rooted in New Orleans culture and in Lewis’ life and education. .
We did not forget the dessert. JoAnna Euraque from The Batterina will be there with her famous slices of cheesecake, and Amanda Carter from Grapies will have some sensational candied grapes for sale. The Batterina and Grapies are two of the most popular local Saturday Pop Up vendors at Rouses Markets in Tchoup.