DC Chef Throws Down With Bobby Flay

Chef Teddy Folkman (pictured above) of Granville Moore’s will be featured on the Food Network’s Throwdown! with Bobby Flay tomorrow, July 8, at 9 p.m.

The show, in which Flay ambushes unsuspecting cooks and challenges them to a recipe face-off, was taped back in March at the nearby Argonaut. Endless Simmer and Frozen Tropics were on hand to capture it for the blogosphere.

"Being selected by the Food Network to work with them is an amazing honor. But to represent ‘Moules and Frites’ in a city with so many great Belgian restaurants and big name chefs as Washington, DC, that was the greatest honor,” Folkman said in a release.

The chef cooked his signature blue cheese, bacon, spinach and shallot mussels (at right) with herbed twice-cooked Belgian frites, accompanied by a yellow tomato and black truffle aioli for dipping. Flay’s mussels were served in a broth featuring coconut milk, roasted green chilies and butter with frites accompanied by — shocking to us all — a roasted poblano dipping sauce.

Judges for the throwdown were the husband-and-wife blogging team of Jason Storch (D.C. Foodies) and Amy Storch (amalah). Find out whose mussels reigned supreme tomorrow night when Granville Moore’s will host a live viewing party.

Click here for Folkman's mussels recipe.