Chef Leah Chase died on June 1 at her son's home near her New Orleans restaurant, Dooky Chase’s. She was 96 years old.
Sharing a photo of the pair together at Dooky Chase's, Phaedra wrote on Instagram, "So thankful I had the opportunity to meet, dine and admire the Queen of Creole Cooking #LeahChase. She was a phenomenal woman, mother, activist and entrepreneur. She is an indelible part of American history." She used hashtags including "#icon" and "#legend."
Among the other Real Housewives who paid tribute was The Real Housewives of Potomac's Gizelle Bryant, who also shared a photo on Instagram with the Creole chef in her restaurant. Chef Chase — who fed the reverend Martin Luther King Sr., Nat King Cole, and presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — appeared on an episode of RHOP shortly after her passing.
Chef Chase also appeared on Bravo's Top Chef, whose host Padma Lakshmi memorialized her with a poignant personal story derived from her filming experience.
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