The family of legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase, who died last year, is holding a memorial event at the restaurant she once led featuring many of the dishes she made famous.

According to a release from the family, the event will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, on what would have been her 97th birthday.

Chase was a civil rights icon and ground-breaking chef who created the city's first white-tablecloth restaurant for black patrons broke the city's segregation laws by seating both white and black customers and introduced countless tourists to Louisiana Creole cooking.

She died on June 1, 2019.


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